Unrecognized organizations are not recognized by SUNY Potsdam or another College. There are three main reasons that a group might be unrecognized: (1) a sanction has been issued that removed its recognition, (2) the group, or its national, removed its own recognition status, or (3) the group developed underground without following required college polices.
Unrecognized organizations are not permitted to participate, as an organization, in SUNY Potsdam sponsored activities including such things as participating in campus events, utilizing campus facilities, posting fliers or marketing themselves in any way on campus, taking new members, or having any of the benefits of recognized student organizations. Engaging in activities with these organizations may endanger student health, safety and well-being.
The listing below organizes unrecognized organizations in the Potsdam area into two categories, groups who the College believes might be attempting to function underground and those that the College believes are not active at this time, but currently remain unrecognized.
Underground Organizations: Unrecognized but believed to be operating
|Name||Nickname||Current Name||Colors||Year Removed|
|Delta Kappa Theta – ΔΚΘ Fraternity||DK||DK ΔΚ||Maroon & White||2020 permanent loss of recognition|
|Phi Chi Epsilon – ΦΧΕ Fraternity||Phi Chi||DOD||Navy Blue & White||2009 permanent loss of recognition|
|Sigma Pi- ΣΠ Fraternity||Sig Pi||Epsilon Omega EΩ||Purple & Gold||2008 permanent loss of recognition|
Note: A group that has permanently lost its recognition by the College is one that has committed a severe violation or has a history of repeated violations of law and the College’s regulations such as the group’s conduct is determined to have irreparable adverse effects on the College or members of the College community. Engaging in activities with these organizations may endanger student health, safety, and well-being.
In addition, Clarkson University has several unrecognized organizations that are believed to be operating in the local community. They are Beta Tau (BT), Delta Tau Tau (DTT), Sigma Delta (Sig Del), Tau Delta Kappa (TDK), Karma (ADG, Delta Sig/DS) & Omicron Pi Omicron (OPiO).
Unrecognized Organizations: Not believed to be currently operating
|Organization Name||Nickname||Colors||Year Removed|
|Alpha Delta Kappa – AΔK Sorority||Alpha||Purple & White||2013 permanent loss of recognition|
|Delta Lambda Nu – ΔΛΝ Sorority||Delta||Brown & Yellow||2014|
|Gamma Sigma Sigma – ΓΣΣ Sorority||Gamma Sig||Maroon & White||2014|
|Lambda Sigma Upsilon – ΛΣΥ Fraternity||LSU||Baby Blue & White||2015|
|Phi Kappa Sigma – ΦKΣ Fraternity||Phi Kap||Black & Gold||2016|
|Theta Omega Phi – ΘΩΦ Fraternity||Prometheus||Blue & Yellow||2012|
|Sigma Lambda Gamma – ΣΛΓ Sorority||SLG||Pink & Purple||2017|
Omega Delta Phi (Omega) is currently under a loss of recognition and is not permitted to take any new members or conduct any type of activity as an organization.