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.
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.
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.
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
Visit Campus Artist and Lecture Series website to access lecture grant application forms.
Greek Life Brochure and Insert
Guidelines for Chapters with No Active Members on Campus
Room/Space Reservation Request Form Word PDF
Fundraising Request Form Word PDF
Greek Presidents Report Word PDF
Fraternity/Sorority Expansion Brochure
Greek Programming in Residence Halls - Procedure (Not currently permitted due to ongoing pandemic)
SUNY Cortland Chapter Advisor Guidelines
Annual Report Form, 2022-2023 Word PDF
Continued Recognition Application, 2022-2023 Word PDF
Midyear Report Form, 2022-2023 Word PDF
Fall 2023 Recruitment Schedules TBD
Transfer Students - Procedure to get transcripts
Fall 2023 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules TBD
Addendum A to accompany Fall Rules
Spring 2023 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules
Spring 2023 Panhellenic Recruitment Brochure
Spring 2023 Recruitment Schedules - Pending
Fraternities -- Alpha Phi Delta &
Theta Chi Pending
NPC Sororities (Alpha Phi, ASA,
DPhiE, SDT) Pending
Nu Sigma Chi
Recruitment Counselor Application for Spring 2024 TBD