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 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.

Congratulations to all our graduating seniors!

University Eligibility Requirements for Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

  1. Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at SUNY Cortland;
    1. Nu Sigma Chi accepts graduate members
  2. Cannot be a first semester, first year student;
  3. Cannot be on either Academic Probation or Academic Warning;
  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). 
    1. For most groups that requirement is a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
      1. Exceptions are Alpha Phi Delta (2.0 cumulative GPA) and some of the culturally based organizations (higher than a 2.5 cumulative GPA).
  6. 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.
    1. An 'Accessing Your Transcript' procedural document has been created to assist incoming transfer students get the needed transcript(s) to the correct person. 

Recognized Organizations

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

  • Alpha Phi (NPC)                             Follow sisters @alphaphicortland
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha/ASA (NPC)    Follow sisters @alphasig_cortland
  • Delta Phi Epsilon/DPhiE (NPC)     Follow sisters @dphie_cortland
  • Nu Sigma Chi/Nu Sig (Local)        Follow sisters @nusig_alpha
  • Sigma Delta Tau/SDT (NPC)         Follow sisters @sigdelt_cortland

Social Fraternities

  • Theta Chi                         Follow brothers @thetachicortland
  • Alpha Phi Delta/APD        Follow brothers @apd_cortland

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:



  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc./LTA   Follow sisters @lta_etabeta
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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 InterGreek Council (IGC)  

  • Will be up and running for Fall 2023; All recognized chapters to be represented on this council.

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)

Underground Groups

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

Visit Campus Artist and Lecture Series website to access lecture grant application forms.

Greek Life Brochure  and Insert

Greek Life Operations Manual

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

Late Night Event Form

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