The Student Government Association (SGA) of Longwood University has a defined process for students wishing to create a student organization to apply for official recognition. This process is detailed in the Student Handbook. "Recognized" student organizations benefit from multiple kinds of support including access to professional staff/faculty members and University resources and facilities, insurance and assistance with liability issues, and for many groups,


"Recognized" student organizations (RSOs) benefit from multiple levels of support from the University. For many groups, this includes access to professional staff/faculty members and university resources and facilities.


In most cases, RSOs housed under the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life are supported by the university, and also by an inter/national entity.

Through the inter/national office, RSOs organizations are:

  • Insured 
  • Mandated to follow risk management guidelines
  • Provided with ongoing resources 
  • Supported by both the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and their inter/national organization.

RSOs are permitted to reserve space on campus and can participate in campus-wide programs and activities. 

Fraternity and Sorority RSO's contribute in central ways to the vitality of student life at Longwood University. A list of recognized organizations can be accessed on Lancer Link, which includes fraternities and sororities, as well as other information related to campus involvement. 


Longwood students are strongly encouraged to associate with recognized student organizations. 

In order to join a Fraternity or Sorority Recognized Organization, Longwood Students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and 12 Longwood Credit hours. Transfer students who enter Longwood with at least 12 or more credit hours earned after high school graduation are eligible to participate in membership recruitment for fraternities and sororities beginning the semester they enroll.


The following organizations are active and in good standing with the university.


College Panhellenic Council (CPC)

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Alpha Delta Pi

Alpha Gamma Delta

Alpha Sigma Alpha

Alpha Sigma Tau

Zeta Tau Alpha

Kappa Delta

Sigma Kappa

Sigma Sigma Sigma

Alpha Beta Psi*

Alpha Sigma Phi

Gamma Psi*

Theta Chi

Pi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Tau

Phi Mu Delta

Sigma Nu

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Delta Sigma Theta

Phi Beta Sigma

Zeta Phi Beta

Sigma Gamma Rho

*Local RSO

Unrecognized Organizations

In some instances, an "unrecognized" organization may exist off-campus and therefore have no affiliation with Longwood University. Unrecognized organizations are typically former fraternities or sororities that have lost their recognition from Longwood University and/or their inter/national headquarters due to disciplinary action. Unrecognized organizations are not advised by the university, are unable to utilize campus resources, and are prohibited from participating in Fraternity and Sorority Life events. Groups operating in this capacity are not regulated under University policies and regulations, which could result in undesirable consequences for both individual members and the group, as they are not mandated to follow the same standards and policies our recognized fraternities and sororities.

Current Unrecognized Organizations

Delta Tau Chi (Also known as: Delta, DTX)
Zeta Chi Alpha (Also known as: ZXA)

Recently Suspended Organizations

Sigma Phi Epsilon – Suspended Spring 2016

*No membership activity should be taking place


Students, faculty or staff can share questions, information or concerns with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the University Center and Student Activities, the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity or to the Longwood Police.