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 as a rogue organization. Unrecognized organizations are not permitted to participate, as an organization, in SUNY Potsdam sponsored activities (including such things as taking new members and using space on campus).
It is a violation of College policy for students to affiliate with organizations that have had their College recognition suspended or permanently revoked. The definition of affiliation includes joining, rushing, pledging or being involved in any activity that would normally be associated with being a member of such organization.
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|
|Psi Phi Delta – ΨΦΔ Fraternity||Psi Phi||Psi Phi Epsilon ΨΦE||Red & Black||2011 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. Any affiliation, including rushing, pledging, or residing in housing controlled by such organization, is prohibited.
In addition, Clarkson University has 3 unrecognized organizations that are believed to be operating in the local community. They are Beta Tau (BT), Delta Tau Tau (DTT), and Tau Delta Kappa (TDK).
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|