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.

Summer 2019:  Are you an incoming student?  Interested in possibility of joining a fraternity/sorority?  Please complete the Greek Life interest survey so we know who you are!  The survey is open June 1 through August 1.

April 25, 2019:  Alpha Phi Omega receives Civic Engagement Leadership Award from College's Institute for Civic Engagement, partially for their work with the Cortland Fire Dept. to help install smoke detectors in community homes. 

April 13, 2019:  Sigma Gamma Rho chartered as the Upsilon Alpha Chapter.  Congratulations to all sisters!

April 11, 2019:  The following Greeks were recognized at this year's annual Student Leadership Banquet:
     Outstanding Student Leaders:  Katarina Carroll (Nu Sig), Brianna Constantino (ASA), Janelle Johnson (Alpha Phi), Rebekah Mills (APO), Valerie Moise (SGRho), Roger Montalvo (APD), Tatiana Nolen (SIA), Nathaniel Pine (APD), Haley Romero (Nu Sig), Allison Schepis (SDT) and Sophie Umansky (DPhiE)
     Excellence in Leadership:  Tatiana Nolen (SIA)
     Outstanding Senior:  Sophie Umansky (DPhiE)
     ASA Chapter Member of the Year:  Kailey Merrill

April 5, 2019:  Mu Sigma Upsilon founding line of 12 young ladies has crossed.  Welcome!

Late February/Early March 2019:  Recruitment has ended; Total of 171 individuals will be joining one of our recognized Greek organizations.

College Eligibility Requirements: 
     1.  Must be a full-time student enrolled at SUNY Cortland;
     2.  Cannot be on either Academic Probation or Academic Warning;
     3.  Cannot be a first semester, first year student:
     4.  Must have successfully completed the necessary number of credit hours (12 for continuing students and 24 post-high school credit hours for incoming transfer students). The 12 credit hours for continuing students must have been completed at SUNY Cortland.
     5.  Must have the necessary cumulative GPA (Minimum required by each organization for continuing students and 2.5 for incoming transfer students). Specifics for each organization 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 College's Associate Director for Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.


Recognized Organizations

Social Sororities:

Social Fraternities

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:

NMGC:

Other:       

Co-Educational Service Fraternity:

SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)

SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)    

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)


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:

  • Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig)
  • 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 and Greek Life brochure insert - January 2019 or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu

2019-2020 CALS Lecture Grant Application Pending:    Word       PDF
Generic example of completed application

Greek Life Brochure and Insert

Facility Reservation Form

Fundraising Request Form

Greek Honors Applications for 2019 - 2020 Pending   Word   PDF

2019 Homecoming Royals Info  - Pending

President's Report

Late Night Event Form

Greek Programming in Residence Halls - Procedure

Recognition Policies

SUNY Cortland Chapter Advisor Guidelines

2019 - 2020 Continued Recognition Application Pending    Word  PDF

Recruitment Counselor Application for Spring 2020 - Pending
Recruitment Counselor Application Pending

2019 - 2020 Midyear Report Form Pending  Word  PDF

2019 - 2020 Annual Report Form Pending   Word   PDF

Fall 2019 Recruitment Schedule -- Pending
    Social Fraternities
     Social Sororities
     Alpha Phi Omega

Transfer Students - Procedure to get transcripts

Fall 2019 Social Sorority Recruitment Rules 

Spring 2020 Sorority Recruitment Schedules - Pending
     Social Fraternities 
     Social Sororities
     Alpha Phi Omega

Spring 2020 Social Sorority Recruitment Brochure - Pending

Spring 2020 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules - Pending