Recognized Greek Organization Policy
RECOGNIZED GREEK ORGANIZATIONS
The fraternities and sororities at Syracuse University have long been a vital part of the Syracuse University community promoting a collaborative and unified fraternity and sorority environment that values leadership, diversity, service, growth, and scholarship. The university has long supported and encouraged fraternity and sorority chapters in their efforts to improve both the Syracuse University and local surrounding communities. This legacy should be preserved and nurtured by the best of those organizations and individuals who are supportive of the University’s mission as well as its policies.
All recognized fraternities and sororities have worked diligently with Fraternity and Sorority Affairs to maintain their chapter in good standing. Membership in fraternities and sororities must be a safe and productive learning experience.
Benefits are as follows:
- Interaction with the other members of the Syracuse University fraternity and sorority community, consisting of over 3500 students from 69 university recognized chapters.
- Use of Syracuse University facilities for meetings, events, etc.
- Eligibility to participate in the student association funding process for recognized student organizations.
- Ability to participate in events and activities hosted by other recognized student organizations at Syracuse University.
- Programming and leadership development training, opportunities, and materials from Syracuse University.
- Involvement in the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the College Panhellenic Council (CPC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Professional Fraternity Council (PFC).
- Access to the Syracuse University Greek Debt Collection Agreement/Services.
- Involvement in Greek community-wide events, including Greek Week, leadership retreats, organizational weeks, or other event(s) associated with Syracuse University.
- Support and promotion from the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs staff.
- Eligibility for the Syracuse University Greek Housing Exemption Process.
- Eligibility to receive funding from the Student Association
Unrecognized organizations are those that are not associated with the University. They do not receive support from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. They are not permitted to use campus facilities, and their recruitment processes and new member activities are not monitored. These groups have either been removed from Syracuse University for failing to uphold the standards expected of all recognized groups or they have been denied formal recognition through the expansion process. Students are prohibited from organizing or affiliating with unrecognized fraternities and sororities. Unrecognized organizations that attempt to facilitate member recruitment or member activities may be prohibited from participating in any future expansion process at Syracuse University. Individual students who are determined to be in violation of this policy may be placed on a University disciplinary status up to and including suspension or expulsion.