Recognized v. Unrecognized Student Organizations

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 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, resources and support from a national organization. Recognized organizations can reserve space on campus and can participate in campus-wide and Greek-wide activities. They also contribute in central ways to the vitality of student life at Longwood. Through Lancer Link, a list of recognized organizations can be accessed, including fraternities and sororities, as well as other information related to campus involvement. Longwood students are strongly encouraged to associate with only recognized student organizations. 

In some instances, an "unrecognized" organization may exist off-campus and fail to follow the University’s policies and regulations resulting in undesirable consequences for both individual members and the organization. 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. 

Reports can also be made to the Hazing Hotline: 434.395.2222