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.

March 2018 Updates:    
     1.  Greek Honors Applications are available; Deadline to submit is 4 p.m. on March 23, 2018.
     2.  Recruitment for this semester will officially end when Spring Break begins.  Congratulations to all our 'new' Greeks!

February 2018 Updates:
1.  Kappa Sigma has been suspended by the College effective immediately.  The chapter remains recognized so that brothers can work with the College to develop and actualize a plan for successful reintegration into SUNY Cortland's fraternal community.  View suspension parameters.

January 2018 Updates: 
     1.  The College is pleased to welcome Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporated to campus.  This NALFO organization strives towards the expansion of awareness of Latino and diverse cultures.  It promotes sisterhood and leadership among its members and serves as models of excellence in education and achievement among women.  Sigma Iota Alpha (SIA) intends to take its SUNY Cortland founding line in Spring 2018.

     2.  Last Fall the College was pleased to welcome Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated to campus.  This sorority is committed to the three areas of education, personal and professional development, and community activism.. Lambda Theta Alpha (LTA) intends to take its SUNY Cortland founding line in Spring 2018.

     4.  Eligibility requirements for all recognized Greek organizations are listed at bottom of page.


The following organizations are currently recognized:

Social Sororities:

Social Fraternities

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:


Co-Educational Service Fraternity:

SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)

               Bylaws               Constitution

SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)

               Bylaws               Constitution

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)

               Bylaws               Constitution          Panhellenic Graduation Cords Application

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).  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.

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), and 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

2017-2018 CALS Lecture Grant Application:    Word      PDF

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