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. An exception has been made for Nu Sigma Chi due to their long history on our campus.
To be eligible to become a member of a fraternity/sorority an individual:
-- 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 completed the necessary number of credit hours (12 for continuing students and 24 for incoming transfer students);
-- Must have the necessary cumulative GPA (Minimum required by each recognized organization for continuing students and 2.5 for incoming transfer students). Incoming transfer students must provide a copy of their transcript(s) to our office for verification (unofficial copies are accepted). Academic eligibility is reviewed by the Associate Director of Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.
Effective June 7, 2017: Delta Chi Fraternity has suspended the charter of its SUNY Cortland chapter.
Effective June 8, 2017: SUNY Cortland has suspended its recognition of Delta Chi.
To be clear: While this suspension lasts Delta Chi cannot function on our campus and forfeits all rights and privileges. All functions commonly associated with a Greek organization cannot take place. This would include but not be limited to such things as: chapter meetings, recruitment/initiation of new members, hosting events, etc.
The following organizations are currently recognized:
Congratulations to the following Greeks for receiving the 2016/17 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence:
Michael Braun, Delta Chi Fraternity (while chapter was recognized and in good standing)
Taylor Lynch, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority
2016 -- 2017 Greek Honors Award Winners:
Chapter Member of the Year:
Alpha Phi: Katerina Karousos and Kylie Marflak Sigma Lambda Upsilon: Madeline Brito
Outstanding NALFO Member of the Year: Genevieve Alexis (OPB)
Outstanding NPHC Member of the Year: Jocenelle Sarah Alcime (SGRho)
Outstanding Community Service: Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity
Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement: Theta Chi Fraternity
For more information regarding fraternity/sorority life view the most recent Greek Life brochure or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.