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.

November 18, 2018 Update: Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity initiated its founding class of 9 gentlemen -- Congratulations!  For more information about the colony feel free to reach out to them via Instagram -- @apd_cortland. 

November 11, 2018 Update:  Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated held a new member presentation to introduce its 6 newest sisters and officially return the chapter to active status.  Congratulations!  For more information feel free to reach out via Instagram -- @cortland_Betas.

October 2018 Update:

     Congratulations to all chapters and their 109 new members this semester!
     Homecoming Royals:  Congratulations to Stephanie Kennely (ASA) and Ursula Mates (Nu Sig) for being crowned as this year's top two fundraisers.  All money raised was donated to the American Cancer Society.

August 15, 2018 Update:

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.

July 30, 2018 Update:

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.

Recognized Organizations

Social Sororities:

Social Fraternities

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:



Co-Educational Service Fraternity:

SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)

SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)    

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)

Eligibility Requirements

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).  Specifics for each group 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 Associate Director of Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.

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 or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or

2018-2019 CALS Lecture Grant Application:    Word       PDF
Generic example of completed application

Greek Life Brochure and Insert

Facility Reservation Form

Fundraising Request Form

Greek Honors Applications for 2018 - 2019   Word   PDF

2018 Homecoming Royals Info  -- Event finished

President's Report

Late Night Event Form

Greek Programming in Residence Halls - Procedure

Recognition Policies

SUNY Cortland Chapter Advisor Guidelines

2018 - 2019 Continued Recognition Application    Word  PDF

Recruitment Counselor Application for Spring 2019 (Word)
Recruitment Counselor Application (PDF)

2018 - 2019 Midyear Report Form  

2018 - 2019 Annual Report Form   

Fall 2018 Recruitment Schedule -- Ended
    Social Fraternities - Complete
     Social Sororities - Complete
     Alpha Phi Omega - Complete

Transfer Students Transcripts for Recruitment

Fall 2018 Social Sorority Recruitment Rules - Ended

Spring 2019 Sorority Recruitment Schedules
     Social Fraternities - Pending
     Social Sororities
     Alpha Phi Omega - Pending

Spring 2019 Social Sorority Recruitment Brochure  - Pending

Spring 2019 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules