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. 

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 
          raise $1584.79

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:

Social Sororities:

Social Fraternities

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:


Co-Educational Service Fraternity:

SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)

               Bylaws               Constitution

SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)

               Bylaws               Constitution

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)

               Bylaws               Constitution          Panhellenic Graduation Cords Application

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.

2017-2018 CALS Lecture Grant Application:    Word      PDF

Greek Life Brochure

Facility Reservation Form

Fundraising Request Form

Greek Honors Applications for 2017 - 2018 - Pending

2017 Homecoming King/Queen Guidelines - Competition Ended

President's Report

Late Night Event Form

Greek Programming in Residence Halls - Procedure

Recognition Policies

2017 - 2018 Recognition Application 

Recruitment Counselor Application - Word
Recruitment Counselor Application - PDF

2017 - 2018 Midyear Report Form 

2016 - 2017 Annual Report Form 

Fall 2017 Recruitment Schedule
     Social Fraternities - Ended
     Social Sororities - Ended
     Alpha Phi Omega - Ended

Transfer Students Transcripts for Recruitment

Fall 2017 Social Sorority Recruitment Rules 

Spring 2018 Sorority Recruitment Schedules
     Social Fraternities - TBD
     Social Sororities - TBD
     Alpha Phi Omega - TBD

Spring 2018 Social Sorority Recruitment Brochure - TBD

Spring 2018 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules - TBD