Non-Recognized Chapters

There are hundreds of sororities and fraternities in the United States. However, not all of them are officially recognized by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life. Recognized sororities and fraterniries receive advising services from the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life as well as from the Center for Student Involvement. Recognized organizations are required to operate in compliance with university policies as well as city and state codes and laws.

Non-recognized groups like the ones listed below have no relationship with the University. Students, Departments, sports clubs, RSOs, and other organizations should avoid joining or collaborating with any of the groups listed below.  They do not receive any oversight or liability coverage from the University or their parent organizations and are not held accountable at the local, regional, or national level. Students, organizations, and campus departments who interact or seek affiliation with these organizations do so at their own risk.

Please contact the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life if you come into contact with, or have questions about, any of the groups listed below.

Revoked Organizations

These groups lost their recognition with the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life as well as their Registered Student Organization status with the University due to poor risk management practices or a decision made by the group's national headquarters. They have been instructed to cease all operations at UC Davis.  The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life recommends strongly against joining or collaborating with these groups. Contact the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life for more information about any of these organizations, including their status and history at UC Davis. Last update: April 2017.

  • XPO - Chi Rho Omicron (3/2015) - Placed on Revocation of Registration for at least five years after incidents involving hazing.
  • ΠAΦ - Pi Alpha Phi (8/2012)- Placed on Revocation of Registration for at least five years after incidents involving providing false information, serving alcohol to minors, and hazing. In September of 2012, the chapter’s charter was revoked by the Pi Alpha Phi National Board. Both the unrecognized group and its "Lil' Sis" organization continue to operate in the area in violation of their revoked status by both the campus and the national fraternity.
  •  ΣAE - Sigma Alpha Epsilon (4/2012)- Placed on Revocation of Registration for at least five years after incidents involving serving alcohol to minors.
  • ΛΦE - Lambda Phi Epsilon (2/2012)- Placed on Revocation of Registration for at least five years after incidents involving hazing and providing alcohol to minors. Both the Chapter and its "Lil' Sis" organization continue to operate in the area in violation of their revoked registration requirements.
  • AΦA - Alpha Phi Alpha (1/2005)- In January of 2005, the Theta Eta Chapter was closed by the Fraternity.
  • ΚΣ- Kappa Sigma (6/2015)-  In May 2015, the local chapter was closed by Kappa Sigma headquarters.
  • ΔΣΦ- Delta Sigma Phi (8/2015)- Placed on Revocation of Registration for at least five years after incidents involving alcohol.
  • ΠΑΔPi Alpha Delta- Suspended by national organization and later revoked chapter status to transition into another law interest fraternity.
  • AEΠAlpha Epsilon Pi (4/27/2017)- Suspended pending group conduct investigation.

Non-Recognized Organizations

These groups are either operating in the UC Davis area despite not being recognized by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life or voluntarily gave up their status as recognized sororities or fraternities at UC Davis for the reasons listed.  Contact the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life for more information about any of these organizations, including their status and history at UC Davis. Last update: August 2016

  • AΔX - Alpha Delta Chi (11/2009) - A non-registered all-women organization active in the Davis area. Not currently seeking recognition at UC Davis.
  • ΕΣΡ - Epsilon Sigma Rho (6/2013) - A non-registered all-male organization active in the Davis area that gave up recognition by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life as well as RSO status. Not currently seeking recognition at UC Davis.
  • ΛXA - Lambda Chi Alpha (6/2013) - The group's national headquarters officially suspended operations due to low membership.  
  • ΛΦΩ - Lambda Phi Omega (02/2013)- A local, non-registered fraternity formed by former members of a nationally affiliated Chapter that was placed on Revocation of Registration and lost its Charter due to repeated violations of University policy and serving alcohol to minors. Originally called "Phi Alpha Iota" before switching to the current name. Not currently seeking recognition at UC Davis.
  • AΔΦ - Alpha Delta Phi (6/2012) - The fraternity's national headquarters suspended operations of the Colony due to low membership.
  • ZBT - Zeta Beta Tau (6/2011) - The fraternity's national headquarters suspended operations of the Colony due to low membership.
  • AZΨ - Alpha Zeta Psi (6/2011) - The organization ceased operations due to low membership.
  • ΠΣE - Pi Sigma Epsilon (6/2011) - The organization ceased operations due to low membership.
  • XΔ - Chi Delta (6/2011) - The organization ceased operations due to low membership.
  • ΦIA - Phi Iota Alpha (6/2011) - The organization ceased operations due to low membership.
  • ΔΠZ - Delta Pi Zeta (6/2011) - The organization ceased operations due to low membership.
  • ΚΑΠ- Kappa Alpha Pi- Not yet registered with OSFL at UC Davis.
  • ΔOX- Delta Omicron Chi (8/22/2016)- The organization ceased operations by choice. 
  • ΣAN - Sigma Alpha Nu (9/1/2016)- Not registered through OSFL at UC Davis.
  • ΔX - Delat Chi (3/24/2017)- The organization ceased operations by choice.

Not finding the organization you're looking for or have a question about the list above? Contact the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life.