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.
August 1: Fraternity and Sorority Interest Survey goes live for incoming students and will stay live all month.
July 15, 2021: Suspension of in-person activities for fraternities and sororities has been lifted. Chapters/colonies must follow all SUNY Cortland pandemic protocols and could choose to hold events/meetings in-person or virtually or some combination thereof depending on attendees' comfort levels.
May 17, 2021: Congratulations to all SUNY Cortland graduates and a safe, healthy summer to everyone!
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.
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.
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:
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