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Unrecognized Student Organizations

Unrecognized organizations are those that were previously recognized by University of Richmond and lost that recognition as a result of a university or national organization conduct process. University of Richmond does not sanction the activities of unrecognized organizations nor encourage students to become members of such organizations.

Unrecognized organizations do not receive support or oversight from the University. In addition, unrecognized groups do not receive University training and/or education on topics such as organizational management, harm prevention, risk management and health and safety topics (alcohol education, sexual misconduct, hazing) Because these groups are unrecognized, they also do not University staff support in the way of advisors and mentors. Additionally, unrecognized organizations that are not affiliated with or recognized by a national organization do not carry liability insurance.

Currently we have two organizations that were recognized previously by the University, but as a result of conduct sanctions, are no longer recognized by University of Richmond. These groups are SAE and Sigma Chi. These organizations are not eligible to receive University recognition again in the near future.

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon – also referred to as the Kings lost university and national recognition permanently in July 2015.
  • Sigma Chi – lost university and national recognition in March 2019.

For additional questions about the current status unrecognized organizations, please contact the Center for Student Involvement at 804-289-8505