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.
1. If interested in the possibility of joining a fraternity/sorority, complete the survey linked to this page: http://survey.cortland.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=m4LK76m1. Names and emails of participating students will be shared with recognized organizations. Survey is live through August 1, 2018. Eligibility requirements for all recognized Greek organizations are listed at bottom of page. First year students cannot join any fraternity/sorority until their second semester.
1. Congratulations to all Greeks who graduated this month. Job well done!
2. Kappa Sigma Fraternity remains on suspension by both College and National; Cannot function on our campus
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