Fraternities and sororities are recognized by the College through the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office. Recognition allows chapters to have a relationship with the College along with active membership and involvement in the Greek system and its governing boards. In order to be recognized by the College, all fraternal organizations must be associated with a National fraternal organization.
Sept. 27, 2019: Congratulations to all who are joining a recognized Greek organization this semester!
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 some groups on campus that use Greek letters but are not actual fraternities. They have no connection to a National organization. Their charter (permission to function) has been pulled (taken away) for not following a variety of National policies. They are illegally using the letters of a real national fraternity and breaking copyright laws. The College has no oversight with these groups. They are not recognized. Students should not put themselves at risk by "joining" them as they would be breaking newly implemented College policies. The names they are illegally using are:
Banned groups are 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 - August 2019 or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu