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Greek Community Standards

Fraternities and sororities at Saint Louis University are values-based organizations. Therefore, members are held to a high level of accountability and ethical responsibility. Fraternity and sorority members are expected to act as responsible members of the SLU and St. Louis communities, both on and off campus.

Expectations of SLU’s fraternities and sororities are outlined in the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council constitutions and bylaws, and the University's Student Handbook. Chapters may be held accountable for any actions committed by members, as these actions may reflect on the chapter as a whole and also may reflect on the SLU community.

Chapter Conduct Status

Saint Louis University keeps a record of the chapters that have been placed on a formal disciplinary status as a result of violating University rules and regulations or accepting responsibility for organizational misconduct. Chapters that are on probation, suspension and/or substance restriction status are outlined below.

For the purposes of a holistic and educational approach to disciplinary sanctioning, the University may combine any and all of the following disciplinary statuses (aside from termination), as well as change them at any time.

Probation Status

Chapters on Probation

  • Sigma Tau Gamma | Until May 2025
  • Gamma Phi Beta | Until October 2024
  • Alpha Iota Omicron | Until January 2024

Disciplinary probation is a serious restriction on a fraternity or sorority's good standing with the University. Disciplinary probation can last anywhere from one semester to two years. Any subsequent violations during the probationary period will be viewed as both a violation of University regulations and a violation of the probation, and may result in additional and more severe sanctions. A fraternity or sorority on disciplinary probation will be required to fulfill specific conditions and/or refrain from certain actions or activities. At the end of the disciplinary probation period, all lost privileges will be restored.

While on disciplinary probation, the chapter forfeits its right to vote in its respective governing council on any business but is still expected to attend. Further, any member of the chapter will be unable to hold any leadership role/position within the FSL community, whether elected or appointed, including, but not limited to, the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, and FSL Unity Week. No more than three disciplinary probation sanctions may be imposed on a fraternity or sorority within a five-year period.

A fourth violation during this five-year period will automatically result in either a suspension or termination, though the fraternity or sorority may be suspended or terminated prior to this condition. The University may impose other stipulations on the fraternity or sorority during the disciplinary probation period.

Suspension Status
  • Alpha Delta Gamma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Fall 2024
  • Indefinitely
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2017
  • Hazing (2.7.20), Failure to Comply (2.7.14) & Inappropriate Conduct (2.7.21)
  • Hazing (2.7.20), Failure to Comply (2.7.14) & Inappropriate Conduct (2.7.21)
  • Inappropriate Conduct (2.4.19)
  • Inappropriate Conduct (2.4.19)

After the suspension period has concluded, the chapter may be placed on a form of probation, substance restriction, or both. Further, once the chapter is off suspension, it may be required to complete other various educational or disciplinary sanctions. Suspension is defined as a separation from the University for a specified period of not less than one calendar year. Depending on the violation, it may be recommended that the organization be removed for one college generation (four years) to allow all current members to graduate prior to the organization returning to campus.

During a suspension, the fraternity or sorority may not participate in any University-related activities, including, but not limited to: chapter meetings, recruitment, new member education, initiation, social functions, and service and philanthropic activities. At the end of the suspension period, the fraternity or sorority may be recognized again only upon the recommendation of the Student Involvement Center. At the time the chapter is placed on suspension, members of the fraternity or sorority may not reside in DeMattias Hall, and the chapter may not use or reserve a chapter room there.

Additionally, any room reservations on campus scheduled by the fraternity or sorority will be canceled, and the organization will be restricted from functioning as a fraternity or sorority under the present name without the authorization of the Student Involvement Center.

Substance Restriction Status

Chapters on Substance Restriction

  • Gamma Phi Beta | Until December 2023
  • Alpha Iota Omicron | Until January 2024

Substance restriction allows a chapter to have only alcohol-free events (including member education events, switches, formals, date parties, philanthropy, etc.) through the date specified. All events must be pre-approved by the Student Involvement Center no later than two weeks prior to the date of the event. Any events in which alcohol is not necessarily provided, but may be present, are also prohibited.

The Student Involvement Center reserves the right to deny any event that in some way may not be in accordance with substance restriction status. The chapter is encouraged to have as many alcohol-free events as it would like; this is in no way meant to limit social experience.

Unrecognized Organizations

Saint Louis University does not recognize the following organizations:

  • Phi Delta Theta:  Terminated during the spring semester of 2021 after being found responsible for inappropriate conduct in violation of the University's Community Standards.
  • Delta Sigma Phi: Suspended until the spring semester of 2015 after being found responsible for inappropriate conduct and violation of the Greek Social Events Policy.
  • Kappa Delta Rho: The fraternity charter was revoked indefinitely by the Kappa Delta Rho national organization in spring 2010.
  • Sigma Kappa: The Sigma Kappa national organization closed the sorority indefinitely in November 2012.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon: Suspended during the spring semester of 2017 after being found responsible for inappropriate conduct and violation of the Greek Social Events Policy.

These organizations cannot initiate pledges or participate in recruitment. In addition, these organizations have lost all Greek-related privileges including, but not limited to, participation in any Greek council and use of University facilities, including housing privileges in DeMattias Hall and the chapter room.

We discourage students from joining a fraternity or sorority that the University does not recognize. Unrecognized fraternities do not fall under University policies, student organization policies or Greek Life policies, and are not held to University or council standards to govern their behavior. They operate without the oversight, training and education provided by staff. For your own well-being, we discourage you from attending their events and from affiliating with these organizations.

Community Scorecards

Joining a fraternity or sorority is a lifelong commitment, not just four years. Saint Louis University deeply values the success of all students and organizations. We want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information to make the best decision when joining a fraternity/sorority on campus.

The Fraternity/Sorority Life Scorecard has been developed to help students and families be better-informed consumers on the accomplishments and current status of each fraternity and sorority on campus. The data is gathered from reporting by each chapter and council to staff, University information and policy/conduct violations reported to each governing council or the Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards. 

Spring 2024 Interfraternity Community Scorecard

Spring 2024 Panhellenic Community Scorecard

Fall 2023 Interfraternity Community Scorecard

Fall 2023 Panhellenic Community Scorecard