Reactivation

Reactivation of a Brown Chartered
Greek Organization

Inactive Chapters are those chapters whom have received recognition/approval by the University for Departmental Recognition as a student group permitting them to operate on Brown’s campus but have not had current student membership in the recent past.  

For an inactive chapter to regain privileges to operate on campus, efforts must be made to ensure the chapter is ready to re-activate and that the University is prepared to provide the appropriate advising and resources necessary for their success. 

For residentially based organizations, chapters must seek the approval of the Office of Residential Life and the Vice President of Campus Life & Student Services.  They may do so through working with the Greek Council Advisor, Kate Tompkins.  For campus and city-wide based Greek organizations, chapters must seek the approval of the Third World Center (TWC) and the Vice President of Campus Life & Student Services.  They may do so through working with the Multicultural Greek Council Advisor, Shane Lloyd. 

The following steps must be taken:

1. Meet with the Greek advisor of the appropriate department to discuss your intentions. They will review your petition including a review of whether the chapter is in good standing with the University in regards to the University’s Greek Standards and Expectations, including being in good financial standing with the Senior Associate Dean of Residential Life or the Senior Director for Student Engagement. 

2. The chapter must acquire the approval of the designated Greek advisor and the Senior Associate Dean of Residential Life or the Senior Director for Student Engagement to proceed with recruitment on campus.   

3. If the chapter was suspended from recognition due to judicial action, the terms of the judicial outcome must be satisfied and the chapter must be able to demonstrate that changes have been implemented to ensure that the issues that occurred have been resolved fully.  Greek Organizations that have recently lost recognition due to a judicial outcome or University decision to remove the chapter from campus must wait a minimum of two years from the day the organization lost recognition before they can initiate the re-activation process to regain recognition.

4. Acquire approval from their respective regional advisor and National headquarters to move forward with the process. Please provide copies of all documents sent to the National office to the Residential Life Office or the Third World Center (TWC).

5. The chapter seeking re-activation must submit proposed chapter bylaws, policies and procedures, chapter structure, a list of officers (include University/College affiliation), contact information for regional and local advisors, as well as projects and goals for the immediate future to the Residential Life Office or the Third World Center and to the President of the respective Greek Council for review. 

6. Upon University approval for re-activation, the chapter must have financial good standing with the respective Greek Council by paying council dues within one month of the reactivation date.

The Inactive organizations previously recognized at Brown include:

National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Alpha Chapter (established at Brown May 18, 1974), inactive 2012
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Theta Epsilon - established at Brown in June 1947
  • Phi Beta Sigma - established  at Brown
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Mu Kappa. established  at Brown on November 2, 1991

North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Organizations

  • Alpha Tau Omega - established in September 1894, inactive 1940
  • Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Chapter - established at Brown in 1847, inactive 1971
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon, Upsilon chapter, - established at Brown in 1850, dissolved 1964
  • Delta Upsilon - established at Brown in 1960; most recent inactive date 1991 
  • Lambda Chi Alpha, Iota Zeta chapter -established at Brown in 1912, inactive in 1970
  • Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Rho chapter - established at Brown from 1902, inactive in 1968
  • Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi chapter -established 1906, inactive in 1939
  • Psi Upsilon - established at Brown in 1840, inactive 1964
  • Sigma Nu, Delta Lambda chapter -established 1912, inactive in 1964
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon -established in 1912, inactive in 1919

National Panhellenic Conference

  • Sigma Kappa, Kappa chapter =established in 1908, inactive 1911

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)

  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., La Unidad Latina (established in November 1989)
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc., Las Senoritas Latinas Unidas, inactive 2004