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.
To be eligible to become a member of a fraternity/sorority an individual must be enrolled at SUNY Cortland, be verified as having received an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and have completed at least 12 credit hours at the College. Transfer students must have a minimun of 24 post high school credit hours and at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The College does honor the higher GPA eligibility requirements of any of its recognized fraternal organizations. Academic eligibility is reviewed by the Assistant Director of Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.
First-semester, first-year students are not eligible to join fraternities or sororities.
The following organizations are currently recognized:
NOTE: Effective July 30, 2013, Pi Kappa Phi National has pulled the charter of the SUNY Cortland Zeta Omicron chapter. The College has also pulled its recognition. Current undergraduate brothers were granted alumni status and can wear their letters but no other Pi Kappa Phi and/or Zeta Omicron presence is permissible. If an underground presence takes place, it will negatively impact the future possibility of Pi Kappa Phi returning to campus.
Co-Educational Service Fraternity:
SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)
SUNY Cortland InterGreek Council (IGC)
SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)
For more information regarding fraternity/sorority life at SUNY Cortland please contact Sandra Wohlleber, assistant director, campus activities and Greek affairs. View the most recent brochure on Greek Life.