Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

Fraternities and Sororities

Fraternities and sororities are recognized by SUNY Cortland through the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office. Recognition allows chapters to have a relationship with the university along with active membership and involvement in the Greek system and its governing boards. In order to be recognized by SUNY Cortland, all fraternal organizations must be associated with a National fraternal organization.

January 21:  Panhellenic Recruitment Registration is now open and will remain so until 12 Noon on February 3. 
     Click on this link to access the registration form:  NPC Recruitment Registration
     Remember that we are asking for Potential New Members (PNMs) to include a short 2-3 minute video to help us
     get to know you better.  Include your name, year in school, intended major, fun fact about yourself and what
     words best describe you.  Tell us why you are interested in Greek life.  Tell us what qualities you value in others.

January 2021:  Suspension of all in-person fraternity and sorority activities at SUNY Cortland continues.
     Theta Chi Fraternity remains on suspension and cannot function as a chapter, hold any activities.

January 2021:  Recruitment and New Member Orientation will take place virtually; No exceptions
     Panhellenic Recruitment Schedule has been finalized; Must be registered in order to participate
          All events to be conducted via Zoom or WebEx.
          Potential New Members (PNMs) will be assigned 2 Recruitment Counselors as their "guides."
     Sorority Recruitment Brochure contains information about joining our 5 social sororities
           Some hard copies are located at the Corey Union Information Desk if you wish to pick one up.
     Recruitment event information for Nu Sigma Chi, Alpha Phi Delta, and Alpha Phi Omega TBD
          Their recruitment information will be linked on this page once known.
          Scroll down this page for academic eligibility requirements.

November:  Suspension of all in-person Greek activities continues, not anticipated to be lifted any time soon.  

October 13:  Theta Chi suspended through at least January 1, 2021

September 10:  Greek life prohibited from hosting any in-person events or gatherings, either on- or off-campus.

Fall 2020:  Letter to Student Leaders regarding operational changes due to COVID-19

August 5, 2020:  Newly created Greek Life Operations Manual goes live

Spring 2020:  Looking to bring a new National Greek organization to campus?  Check out the Fraternity and/or Sorority Expansion brochure for more information.  There are no guarantees that every attempt will be successful but you never know unless you try.

College Eligibility Requirements for Joining: 
     1.  Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at SUNY Cortland;
               a.  Nu Sigma Chi and Alpha Phi Omega both accept graduate members
     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.


Recognized Organizations

Social Sororities (NPC for all but Nu Sigma Chi):

Social Fraternities

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:

NMGC:

Other:       

Co-Educational Service Fraternity:

Keep in mind:  Any student(s) interested in bringing an additional Greek organization to campus needs to speak with the College's Associate Director for Campus Activities and Greek Affairs, Sandra Wohlleber. 

SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)

SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)  

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)


Unrecognized and Banned Groups

There are groups of students illegally using Greek letters, calling themselves members of a National fraternity and misleading students to "join" under false pretenses.. The real chapters were removed from campus, removed from their National for repeated violations of College and National policies  These groups are not actual fraternities and have no College oversight.  Students should not put themselves at risk by "joining" them as they would be in violation of the College's Student Code of Conduct.  These groups are using the names:   

  • Delta Chi (DChi); Any legitimate members remaining should graduate in May 2020
  • Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig, KSig); Any legitimate members remaining should graduate by May 2021
  • Omega Delta Phi (Omega, ODPhi); All legitimate members graduated in early 2000's
  • Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kapp); All legitimate members graduated at least 3 years ago
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon (Teke or TKE); All legitimate members graduated in the 1990's

Banned groups are local fraternities 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 and Greek Life brochure insert - July 2020 or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu

Greek Life Brochure  and Insert

Greek Life Operations Manual 

Room Reservation Request Form  Word  PDF

Fundraising Request Form   Word  PDF

Greek Presidents Report   Word PDF

Fraternity/Sorority Expansion Brochure

Late Night Event Form (Not yet permitted per ongoing pandemic)

Greek Programming in Residence Halls - Procedure

SUNY Cortland Chapter Advisor Guidelines

2020 - 2021 Continued Recognition Application  Word PDF

2020 - 2021 Midyear Report Form  Word   PDF

2020 - 2021 Annual Report Form  Word   PDF

Fall 2020 Recruitment Schedule:  Has concluded

Transfer Students - Procedure to get transcripts

Fall 2020 NPC Recruitment Rules - No longer applicable

Spring 2021 Recruitment Schedules
     Fraternities -- Alpha Phi Delta &
          Theta Chi
     NPC Sororities (Alpha Phi, ASA,
          DPhiE, SDT)
     Nu Sigma Chi
     Alpha Phi Omega

Recruitment Counselor Application for Spring 2021 - Word  PDF

Spring 2021 NPC Sorority Recruitment Brochure

Spring 2021 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules