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.

April 8, 2019:  Sigma Delta Tau reinstated, suspension lifted

March 22, 2019:  Sigma Delta Tau temporarily suspended pending result of ongoing investigation.  Chapter cannot continue new member education process, hold chapter meetings, participate in community service activities, hold fundraisers and/or social events, etc. unless and until this suspension has been lifted.

Late February/Early March 2019:  Recruitment has ended; Total of 171 individuals will be joining one of our recognized Greek organizations.

February 8, 2019: NPC sorority recruitment registration is now closed.  For those registered, there is a mandatory orientation session at 5 p.m. this evening in Old Main's Brown Auditorium.

January 21, 2019:  NPC sororities on campus (Alpha Phi, ASA, DPhiE, SDT), will be using a different recruitment structure this Spring.  For more, look under appropriate Spring 2019 Social Sorority recruitment link in right hand column of this page.

College Eligibility Requirements: 
     1.  Must be a full-time student enrolled at SUNY Cortland;
     2.  Cannot be on either Academic Probation or Academic Warning;
     3.  Cannot be a first semester, first year student:
     4.  Must have successfully completed the necessary number of credit hours (12 for continuing students and 24 post-high school credit hours for incoming transfer students). The 12 credit hours for continuing students must have been completed at SUNY Cortland.
     5.  Must have the necessary cumulative GPA (Minimum required by each organization for continuing students and 2.5 for incoming transfer students). Specifics for each organization 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 College's Associate Director for Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.

January 18, 2019 Update:  All Social Sorority GPA Above All Female Undergraduate GPA, All Social Fraternity GPA Above All Male Undergraduate GPA, and All Greek GPA above All Undergraduate GPA; 12 of 17 chapters have a GPA above the All Undergraduate GPA

January 17, 2019 Update:  Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority continues conversations with College so as to be able to take founding line in Spring 2019

November 18, 2018 Update: Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity initiated its founding class of 9 gentlemen -- Congratulations!  Feel free to reach out via Instagram -- @apd_cortland. 

November 11, 2018 Update:  Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated returned to active status after having crossed/initiated 6 new sisters.  Congratulations!  Feel free to reach out via Instagram -- @cortland_Betas.

July 2018 Update: 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity no longer exists on our campus.  Their National organization pulled their charter so the former chapter does not have permission to operate and cannot take new members or function as a fraternity. 


Recognized Organizations

Social Sororities:

Social Fraternities

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:

NMGC:

Other:       

Co-Educational Service Fraternity:

SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)

SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)    

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)


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 Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu

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 - Ended
Recruitment Counselor Application - All choices made

2018 - 2019 Midyear Report Form  Word  PDF

2018 - 2019 Annual Report Form   Word   PDF

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  

Spring 2019 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules