USC & Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Development expect all students and fraternities and sororities to uphold their organization and USC values. As demonstrated in the Trojan Greek Standards & Accreditation, membership in a fraternity or sorority is considered to be a privilege, and with this privilege comes the responsibility to perform in a manner exemplifying the ideals of the Trojan: faithful, scholarly, skillful, courageous, and ambitious.

The USC code of conduct, Student Handbook, outlines prohibited conduct for students and student organizations.

In an effort to demonstrate the current judicial standings of USC fraternities and sororities, Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Development will post the current statuses of organizations who are no longer recognized by the university and their inter/national organization, including their current status with the Office of Community Expectations.

Learn more on how to report an incident and the LiveSafe app is also available for reporting.

Health & Safety Intervention Policy

The university wants students and RSOs to seek assistance for themselves and others who are experiencing distress while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Therefore, students and RSOs who seek medical assistance for themselves or another, by contacting a Resident Assistant, contacting the Department of Public Safety (213-740-4321), or calling 911, will not be held responsible through the USC disciplinary process for their consumption or distribution of alcohol and/or use of other substances.

This policy also extends to students for whom help is sought. However, as part of the university’s care for students, and to prevent future situations in which students may be harmed, students (and RSO membership as applicable) may be required to complete educational interventions.

This policy does not apply if a DPS officer, a Resident Assistant, or university staff/faculty member encounters the student before help is requested.

Details regarding the application of the Health and Safety Intervention Policy to students who report potential violations of the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation are set forth in that policy..

Can read more in the USC Student Handbook.

Limited Operations

These organizations have limited operations and will work with their inter/national organization and Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Development on a development plan before operations can resume.

Sigma Delta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Multicultural Greek Council): Development plans and education workshops for members and limited operations.

Interim Action

As of January 14, 2022, the following chapters are on a university Interim Protective Measure. This means these organizations may not participate in new member recruitment, nor host or organize any activities, social or otherwise, at their facilities or elsewhere until this order is lifted. Chapters are able to hold their business meetings to conduct necessary chapter business and educational workshops for members.

Sigma Nu Fraternity (Interfraternity Council)

As of August 17, 2022, the following chapters are on a modified Interim Protective Measure. This means these organizations can host their formal chapters meetings and New Member Recruitment are the only activities that can occur during this modified Interim suspension. These organizations may not host or organize any activities, social or otherwise, at the chapter facility or elsewhere until this order is lifted.

Chi Phi Fraternity (Interfraternity Council)
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity (Interfraternity Council)
Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity(Interfraternity Council)

Loss of Recognition

These organizations are no longer recognized by USC and their respective inter/national organization due to investigation findings. These organizations cannot conduct any chapter operations, including recruitment/intake, socials, meetings, etc.

As of January 2022, there are no university approved plans for the following groups to return to USC.

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity(Interfraternity Council): As of April 2021, for hazing and health and safety violations of university conduct code.

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity  (Interfraternity Council): As of November 2014 for health and safety violations of university conduct code.

Beta Omega Phi Fraternity (Asian Greek Council): As of August 2014, for hazing and health and safety violations of university conduct code.

Delta Chi Fraternity (Interfraternity Council): As of December 2016, for hazing and health and safety violations of university conduct code.

Gamma Epsilon Omega Fraternity (Asian Greek Council): As of May 2017, for hazing and health and safety violations of university conduct code.

Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity (Interfraternity Council): As of spring 2016, or hazing and health and safety violations of university conduct code.

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity (Interfraternity Council): As of March 2018, for hazing and health and safety violations of university conduct code.

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (Interfraternity Council): As of January 2019, for hazing and health and safety violation of university conduct code.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (Interfraternity Council) : As of October 2014, for multiple health and safety violations of university conduct code and national organization standards

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (Interfraternity Council): As of March 2013, for multiple health and safety violations of university conduct code.

Sigma Phi Omega Sorority (Asian Greek Council): As of fall 2018, for hazing and safety violations of university conduct code.

Theta Xi Fraternity (Interfraternity Council): As of December 2018, for hazing and health and safety violations of university conduct code