Fraternities and Sororities

Fraternities and sororities are recognized by the College through the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office. Recognition allows chapters to have a relationship with the College along with active membership and involvement in the Greek system and its governing boards. In order to be recognized by the College, all fraternal organizations must be associated with a National fraternal organization.

June 2018 Update for all students 'new to Cortland' in Fall 2018:

      1.  If interested in the possibility of  joining a fraternity/sorority, complete the survey linked to this page:  http://survey.cortland.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=m4LK76m1.  Names and emails of participating students will be shared with recognized organizations.  Survey is live through August 1, 2018.  Eligibility requirements for all recognized Greek organizations are listed at bottom of page.  First year students cannot join any fraternity/sorority until their second semester.

May 2018 Update:

     1.  Congratulations to all Greeks who graduated this month.  Job well done!
     2.  Kappa Sigma Fraternity remains on suspension by both College and National; Cannot function on our campus

April 2018 Updates:

  1. Congratulations to both Lambda Theta Alpha and Sigma Iota Alpha for crossing their founding SUNY Cortland lines earlier this month!  We are excited to have you on our campus!
  2. Congratulations to this year's Greek Honors recipients:
    Chapter Member of the Year:
    For Alpha Phi -- Rachel Hurd and for Nu Sigma Chi -- Kaitlyn Eber
    Outstanding NPHC Member of the Year:  Christopher Venant, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
    Outstanding Community Service Award:  Omega Phi Beta Sorority
    Greek Advisor Special Recognition Award:  Nu Sigma Chi Sorority

Recognized Organizations

Social Sororities:

Social Fraternities

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:

Other:       

Co-Educational Service Fraternity:

SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)

SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)

Eligibility Requirements

Overall eligibility requirements to be deemed eligible for consideration to join a fraternity/sorority are that a student:

  • Must be a full time student enrolled at SUNY Cortland;
  • Cannot be on either academic probation or academic warning;
  • Cannot be a first semester, first year student;
  • Must have successfully completed the necessary number of credit hours (12 for continuing students and 24 post-high school for incoming transfer students); The 12 credit hours for continuing students must have been completed at SUNY Cortland.
  • Must have the necessary cumulative GPA (Minimum required by each recognized organization for continuing students and 2.5 for incoming transfer students).  Specifics for each group are provided in the most current Greek Life Brochure.  Incoming transfer students must provide a copy of their transcript(s) to the Campus Activities Office for verification (unofficial copies are accepted).  Academic eligibility is reviewed by the Associate Director of Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.

Unrecognized and Banned Groups

There are some groups on campus that use Greek letters but are not actual fraternities. They have no connection to a National organization. Their charter (permission to function) has been pulled (taken away) for not following a variety of National policies. They are illegally using the letters of a real national fraternity and breaking copyright laws. The College has no oversight with these groups. They are not recognized. Students should not put themselves at risk by "joining" them. The names they are illegally using are:

  • Delta Chi (DChi)
  • Omega Delta Phi (Omega, ODPhi)
  • Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kapp)
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon (Teke or TKE)

Banned groups are Beta Phi Epsilon (Beta) and Delta Kappa Beta (Kappa). Joining or associating with either of these two local fraternities could result in suspension or expulsion from the College.


For more information regarding fraternity/sorority life see the most recent Greek Life brochure or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu

2018-2019 CALS Lecture Grant Application:    Word       PDF
Generic example of completed application

Greek Life Brochure

Facility Reservation Form

Fundraising Request Form

Greek Honors Applications for 2017 - 2018

2017 Homecoming King/Queen Guidelines - Competition Ended

President's Report

Late Night Event Form

Greek Programming in Residence Halls - Procedure

Recognition Policies

2017 - 2018 Recognition Application 

Recruitment Counselor Application - Word
Recruitment Counselor Application - PDF

2017 - 2018 Midyear Report Form 

2016 - 2017 Annual Report Form 

Fall 2017 Recruitment Schedule
     Social Fraternities - Ended
     Social Sororities - Ended
     Alpha Phi Omega - Ended

Transfer Students Transcripts for Recruitment

Fall 2017 Social Sorority Recruitment Rules 

Spring 2018 Sorority Recruitment Schedules
     Social Fraternities 
     Social Sororities 
     Alpha Phi Omega

Spring 2018 Social Sorority Recruitment Brochure 

Spring 2018 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules

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