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 fraternities and/or sororities must be associated with a National fraternal organization. Local sorority Nu Sigma Chi was grandfathered in when this requirement was put in place.
Spring 2023 Sorority Recruitment:
- Follow @Cortland_panhel for the latest updates; View the Spring 2023 Recruitment Brochure.
- Registration is required for anyone interested in the possibility of joining Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Delta Phi Epsilon, Sigma Delta Tau.
- Registration goes live at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 and closes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 5.
- Recruitment events themselves will take place Thursday, February 9 through Sunday, February 12.
- Nu Sigma Chi Sorority will be holding their own recruitment events; Details TBD
- Registration not required.
- Stay tuned for more information.
Spring 2023 Fraternity Recruitment:
- Alpha Phi Delta and Theta Chi fraternity recruitment events will take place the week of January 30 through February 3rd. Visit their Instagram sites for more information.
University Eligibility Requirements for Joining a Fraternity or Sorority
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at SUNY Cortland;
- Nu Sigma Chi accepts graduate members
- Cannot be a first semester, first year student;
- Cannot be on either Academic Probation or Academic Warning;
- 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.
- Must have the necessary cumulative GPA (Minimum required by each organization for continuing students and 2.5 for incoming transfer students).
- For most groups that requirement is a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- Exceptions are Alpha Phi Delta (2.0 cumulative GPA) and some of the culturally based organizations (higher than a 2.5 cumulative GPA).
- 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 school's Associate Director for Campus Activities and Greek Affairs.
- An 'Accessing Your Transcript' procedural document has been created to assist incoming transfer students get the needed transcript(s) to the correct person.
Social Sororities (NPC for all but Nu Sigma Chi):
- Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc./LTA Follow sisters @lta_etabeta
- Chapter currently has no undergraduate members on campus.
- National website is not secure; Unable to link to this site.
Co-Educational Service Fraternity:
- Alpha Phi Omega/APO Follow brothers @cortland_apo
- Chapter currently has no active undergraduate members on campus.
Keep in mind: Any student(s) interested in bringing an additional Greek organization to campus needs to speak with the school's Associate Director for Campus Activities and Greek Affairs, Sandra Wohlleber.
SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)
SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)
- Council remains inactive and will be dissolved; InterGreek Council intended to return in Fall 2023.
SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)
There are groups of students that call themselves a fraternity (or a sorority) when in reality they are neither. They are simply using Greek letters to try and legitimize their presence. None of these groups are recognized by the university and none of them are connected to a legitimate National fraternity (or sorority). These groups are unrecognized and in some cases, banned, from having a presence at SUNY Cortland.
These groups are not actual fraternities (or sororities) and have no University oversight. Students should not put themselves at risk by "joining" or "associating" with these groups. Doing so would put a student in violation of SUNY Cortland's Student Code of Conduct. Recognized student organizations would also be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct if they chose to host, co-host or otherwise interact with an underground group and would put the future of their recognized organization at risk.
Underground groups are listed below along with their nicknames. All are male with one exception.
- Beta Phi Epsilon or Beta
- Delta Chi or DChi
- Delta Kappa Beta or Kappa
- Kappa Sigma or Kappa Sig or KSig
- Kappa Sigma Gamma (females)
- This group has also called themselves Sigma Kappa Phi
- Omega Delta Phi or Omega or ODPhi
- Pi Kappa Phi or Pi Kapp
- Tau Kappa Epsilon or Teke or TKE
It should be noted that Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is no longer recognized at SUNY Cortland. The earliest that the fraternity could return to campus would be 2023-2024 and only if there has been no indication of an underground presence in the interim.
For more information regarding fraternity/sorority life see the most recent Greek Life brochure and its Insert or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu