Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

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 fraternal organizations must be associated with a National fraternal organization.

April 14:  Fraternities and sororities can participate in campus and community cleanups and wear letters while doing so.  They cannot host or co-host these events.  Participants must wear masks, maintain 6 foot physical distancing and follow guidelines of whatever group is hosting the cleanup.

April 8:  SUNY Cortland cut-off date by when all new members must be initiated.  One chapter received an extension until April 11.  150 new members have been initiated virtually.  Bravo!

March 31:  Fraternities and sororities can participate in intramurals, have a team if so desired (and can wear letters while playing).  Members must follow all Recreational Sports guidelines.

March 17:  Suspension of in-person Greek life activities remains in effect; Includes new member orientation.

March 3:  Travis Apgar presents "Hazing: The Fallout" via zoom at 7:30 p.m.  Required of all initiated fraternity/sorority members AND open to all. 

February 5:  Sigma Iota Alpha has gone dormant/inactive for Spring 2021; Colony will not hold any activities, recruit any new members this semester.

January 2021:  Recruitment and New Member Orientation will take place virtually; No exceptions

September 10:  Greek life prohibited from hosting any in-person events or gatherings, either on- or off-campus.

Fall 2020:  Letter to Student Leaders regarding operational changes due to COVID-19

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.


Recognized Organizations

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

Social Fraternities

NALFO Groups:                                                       

NPHC Groups:

NMGC:

Other:       

Co-Educational Service Fraternity:

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. 

SUNY Cortland Greek Multicultural Council (GMC)

SUNY Cortland Interfraternity Council (IFC)  

SUNY Cortland Panhellenic Council (Panhel)


Unrecognized and Banned Groups

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:   

  • Delta Chi (DChi); Any legitimate members remaining should graduate in May 2020
  • Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig, KSig); Any legitimate members remaining should graduate by May 2021
  • Omega Delta Phi (Omega, ODPhi); All legitimate members graduated in early 2000's
  • Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kapp); All legitimate members graduated at least 3 years ago
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon (Teke or TKE); All legitimate members graduated in the 1990's

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

Greek Life Brochure  and Insert

Greek Life Operations Manual 

Room Reservation Request Form  Word  PDF

Fundraising Request Form   Word  PDF

Greek Presidents Report   Word PDF

Fraternity/Sorority Expansion Brochure

Late Night Event Form (Not yet permitted per ongoing pandemic)

Greek Programming in Residence Halls - Procedure (Not currently permitted due to ongoing pandemic)

SUNY Cortland Chapter Advisor Guidelines

2021 - 2022 Continued Recognition Application  TBD

2021 - 2022 Midyear Report Form  TBD

2020 - 2021 Annual Report Form  Word   PDF

Fall 2021 Recruitment Schedules - TBD

Transfer Students - Procedure to get transcripts

Fall 2021 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules - TBD

Spring 2022 Recruitment Schedules - TBD
     Fraternities -- Alpha Phi Delta &
          Theta Chi
     NPC Sororities (Alpha Phi, ASA,
          DPhiE, SDT)
     Nu Sigma Chi
     Alpha Phi Omega

Recruitment Counselor Application for Spring 2022 - TBD

Spring 2021 NPC Sorority Recruitment Brochure

Spring 2021 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules