Chapter Sanctions & Recognition Status

WARNING: Some organizations that were once recognized fraternities or sororities on campus continue to operate underground despite having lost recognition from the University. These organizations have had their recognition revoked by the institution for various reasons, including such things as hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, risk management violations, and failure to comply with University policies and expectations. These organizations have in almost all cases also had their charter suspended by their international organization because they were not upholding fraternal values and were engaging in risky behaviors that endangered the members and other students. The following groups have lost recognition in recent years:


  • Delta Chi Fraternity (suspended through 2019; charter suspended by National)
  • Delta Tau Delta (suspended by National – no date specified)
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity (suspended through 2022; charter suspended by National)
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon (suspended through 2019; charter suspended by National)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (suspended through 2020; charter suspended by National)
  • Phi Delta Theta (suspended by UMD until 2025)
  • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (suspended by National – no date specified)
  • Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity (suspended indefinitely by National)
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon (suspended to Fall 2020; charter suspended by National)
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (suspended through 2017; charter suspended by National)

Please contact the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life (301.314.7172) if you have any questions about whether or not the group you want to join is recognized or if you would like more information.

Updated June 2017