The College only recognizes Greek-lettered organizations who legitimately operate through inter/national organizations and members who are duly initiated into these respective organizations. A list of the officially recognized organizations within Denison's Fraternity and Sorority Life are listed by council under Governing Councils and Chapters.
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Ohio Tau Chapter
As of April 4, 2013, the Ohio Tau chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is suspended pending investigation for violations regarding the Denison Code of Conduct.
Kappa Sigma, Gamma Xi Chapter
As of February 27, 2013, the Gamma Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity is suspended pending investigation for violations regarding the Denison Code of Conduct.
Sigma Chi Fraternity, Gamma Xi Chapter
As of February 21, 2013, the Gamma Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity is suspended pending investigation for violations regarding the Denison Code of Conduct.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Gamma Chapter-Denison Members
In July 2012, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. officially suspended the Denison University members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. that were involved in the hazing incident. Denison University will not be included in Pi Gamma Chapter activities for at least two years until all current initiated undergraduate members have graduated. In the Fall of 2014, the university will work with the Graduate Chapter in development of a plan to consider forward progress, at which time the university community will be updated.
You may have heard of KZ at Denison. These are students who are improperly representing themselves under the guise of an organization and are not legitimate or recognized as a club or organization at Denison. They are not members of our currently suspended Kappa Sigma chapter and have no rights or privileges as a fraternity or campus organization at Denison.
Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Status
You may have heard of FIJI (Phi Gamma Delta) or KZ at Denison. These are students who are improperly representing themselves under the guise of an organization and are not legitimate or recognized as a club or organization at Denison. Please see the special statement below issued in 2009 regarding FIJI.
"In spring 2007 Denison University and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity took action to close the Phi Gamma Delta Chapter at Denison. The Denison students who were members of the fraternity at that time continued as members individually, but from that point, neither they nor any other students at Denison have been authorized to operate as a chapter nor to use the name Phi Gamma Delta or the nickname Fiji as a group.
We have heard rumors that a group of students has been operating under the name Fiji and that it is recruiting members. If those rumors are true, those students are using a registered name of Phi Gamma Delta without authorization and will never be recognized as members of the fraternity: whether by the national chapter or by the alumni. We want all Denison students to understand that there is no Phi Gamma Delta or Fiji chapter at Denison. If any student who is interested in joining a fraternity is approached about joining an underground group referring to itself as Fiji or Phi Gamma Delta, we recommend that he instead consider joining one of the recognized Greek organizations at Denison."
-Statement from the Denison Alumni Advisory Board of Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) on September 23, 2009.
Chapter statuses will be updated as new and updated information becomes available.