Suspended Organizations

Although the University cannot legally prevent students from joining or maintaining active involvement with a fraternity or sorority that has had its University recognition revoked, students are strongly discouraged from doing so and should understand the risks they are undertaking. Any student considering joining or maintaining membership in such an organization should carefully investigate the organization, the circumstances surrounding the University’s or national organization’s revocation of recognition, and evaluate whether the organization maintains a safe environment. Does the organization support student growth and learning and align with Miami’s values, policies, and guidelines? Unrecognized organizations operate without the advising, oversight, training, and education provided by the University and their national chapters. They do not have membership in the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or Panhellenic Association (PA) or access to the myriad resources those organizations provide.

Recognized organizations should not engage with unrecognized organizations. Unrecognized fraternities and sororities are not held to the University or Council standards that govern the behavior of recognized chapters.

We understand students have often forged strong friendships and bonds through the organizations they join. We are not discouraging friendships and interpersonal relationships. However, we must be responsible and diligent in identifying and discouraging affiliation with unrecognized organizations that could put students at risk.

Should you have questions about which organizations are unrecognized you can view those organizations here:

Delta Tau Delta

In May of 2019, Delta Tau Delta was found responsible for three violations of the Miami University Code of Conduct. In June 2019, Delta Tau Delta's headquarters revoked the Miami University chapter's charter. Following an appeal by the chapter, findings of responsibility were upheld and the organization is suspended through March 16, 2034 with an option after March 16, 2029 to petition for an earlier return to campus.

Kappa Alpha Order

Kappa Alpha Order was found responsible for failure to comply and violation of the law for noise and trash ordinance violations while on probation. The chapter was supsended on April 23, 2022 through May 31, 2023 at which time they can return as an active chapter on probation and alcohol free through May 31, 2026.

Sigma Pi

Sigma Pi was found responsible for Damage/Theft of Property, Endangering Health or Safety, and Violation of the Law. The chapter was suspended from April 22, 2022 until May 14, 2023. 

Sigma Pi was found in violation of sanctions for maintaining a presence on campus after being suspended. Suspension extended to June 12, 2028.

The University discourages students from joining a fraternity or sorority that the University does not recognize. Unrecognized fraternities are not held to the University or Council standards that govern the behavior of other chapters. They operate without the oversight, training, and education provided by staff in the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

It is important to understand that if you choose to become a part of an unrecognized organization you will never be recognized by the college as an official member of that organization. Therefore, be sure to verify the status of an organization with the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life before beginning a New Member Education Program for a fraternity or sorority.