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.
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Homecoming King and Queen fundraising competition to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Thank you to all entrants for your hard work. A grand total of $3959.79 was raised.
Homecoming King: David Nodeland (Theta Chi) who raised $256
Court members: Adam Palmer (RA), Jacob Clarke (Kappa Sigma), and David Tseng who combined to raise $318
Homecoming Queen: Kaitlyn Eber (Nu Sigma Chi) who raised $1801
Court members: Chelsea Saccente (SDT), Vicky Godinez (ASA), and Kalen Rucker (Women's Club Lacrosse) who combined to
Please remember that there are some groups on campus that use Greek letters but are not actually fraternities. They have no connection to a National organization and/or have had their charter (permission to function) pulled for not following a variety of College and/or National policies. These unrecognized groups use the names given below and in most cases are breaking copyright law by using the letters of an actual national fraternity.
Delta Chi (DChi), Omega Delta Phi (Omega or 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 2 local fraternities could result in suspension or expulsion from the College.
If you are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, join one of the recognized groups that has both the blessing of the College and an official association with a National organization. An exception has been made for Nu Sigma Chi due to their long history on our campus. All recognized groups are actively involved in performing community service and raising money for a variety of local, regional, and/or national causes.
The following organizations are currently recognized:
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 completed the necessary number of credit hours (12 for continuing students and 24 post-high school for incoming transfer students);
-- 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.
For more information regarding fraternity/sorority life view the most recent Greek Life brochure or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.