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.
The College is pleased to welcome two new Greek organizations to our campus. Alpha Phi Delta National Fraternity, Inc. and Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Delta anticipates recruiting and initiating their first class of undergraduate men in Fall 2018 while Mu Sigma Upsilon will be laying the groundwork this Fall so as to take a founding SUNY Cortland line in Spring 2019.
SUNY Cortland's Rho Iota Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity has had its charter pulled by its National and its recognition pulled by the College. Brothers have been moved to inactive status and may wear letters if they choose. However, they cannot function as a fraternity. Effective immediately there is no chapter and thus no officers, no meetings, no dues, no social events, no community service, no fundraising, no rushing and/or taking of new members.
Overall eligibility requirements to be deemed eligible for consideration to join a fraternity/sorority are that a student:
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:
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