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.
Congratulations to all of our graduating brothers and sisters!
June 1, 2020: Delta Phi Epsilon suspension lifted
April 16, 2020: Congratulations to the following award recipients:
Outstanding Student Leader: Kyanna Alfred (MSU), Arianna Carlson (APhi), Megan D'Angelo (Nu Sig),
Madison Garcia (Nu Sig), Sara Howard (Nu Sig), Isabella Lardaro (SDT), Hara McCandless (ASA), Carly
Mendelson (ASA), Nathalia Melo (SIA), and Mikaela Scibelli (SDT)
Excellence in Leadership: Kyanna Alfred (MSU) and Sara Howard (Nu Sig)
April 6, 2020: Delta Phi Epsilon suspended for not following New York State on PAUSE guidelines.
March 24, 2020: Please click on the Updated Fraternity and Sorority Operations document for the revisions that have taken place now that it is known that remote learning will continue all semester.
March 13, 2020: Please click the Fraternity and Sorority Operations document for updated pandemic related information.
Feb. 29, 2020: Congratulations to the brothers of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity for officially becoming a chapter and receiving their charter today!
Feb. 22, 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.
August 2019: Student Code of Conduct now contains consequences for those individuals choosing to join any unrecognized student group AND for members of those groups who promote membership/recruit new members.
College Eligibility Requirements for Joining:
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.
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 - January 2020 or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu