Fall 2021 Guidance/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.

October 12:  Recruitment Counselor applications now available for Spring 2022

October 2:  Greek Multicultural Council hosts "Meet the Greeks" event at 2 p.m. outside Old Main.

September 29:  Recruitment has ended for this semester - 85 Individuals have accepted offers of membership.

September 21:  Alpha Phi Omega (APO) co-educational service fraternity holds their first recruitment event.  All events have been approved.  Face coverings must be worn at all in-person activities.  Find details at chapter Instagram   @cortland_apo

September 13:  Theta Chi Fraternity recruitment begins; All events have been approved.  Face coverings must be worn at all in-person activities.  Find details on chapter Instagram   @thetachicortland

September 12:  Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity recruitment begins; All events have been approved. Face coverings must be worn at all in-person activities.  Find details on their chapter Instagram  @apd_cortland

September 10:  Face coverings are required to be worn at all in-person Greek activities (meetings and/or events), regardless of vaccination status and location.

September 7:  Sorority recruitment events begin.  Details can be found on the Instagram sites for all chapters.  All events follow appropriate COVID-19 preventative measures and all attendees will be required to wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status.  This will apply to any in-person events held indoors or outside.  First semester first year students are not academically eligible to join this semester but incoming transfer students are as long as they meet the eligibility requirements listed below.

September 1:  Fraternity and Sorority Interest Survey for incoming students has now closed.

August 16:  All fraternity and sorority in-person activities (events and meetings) must be approved by the school's Greek Advisor before they can be promoted.  Full event details must include all COVID-19 protocols.  These protocols will closely mirror those required for on-campus events.  For recruitment events:  No food or drink will be allowed.  Greek life remains committed to everyone's health and safety.

University Eligibility Requirements for Joining a Fraternity or Sorority: 
     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 - August 2021 or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu

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.

October 12:  Recruitment Counselor applications are available for NPC formal recruitment.  Applicants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Up to 6 applications are required from each chapter.  Deadline to receive applications is Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 12 noon.

October 2:  Greek Multicultural Council hosts Meet the Greeks outside Old Main (Miller side) at 2 p.m.  Come see our recognized cultural Greeks present/perform.

September 30:  Fall recruitment has ended - Greek life is excited to welcome 85 new members.

September 10:  Face coverings are required to be worn at all in-person Greek activities (meetings and/or events), regardless of vaccination status and location.

August 16:  All fraternity and sorority in-person activities (events and meetings) must be approved by the school's Greek Advisor before they can be promoted.  Full event details must include all COVID-19 protocols.  These protocols will closely mirror those required for on-campus events.  For recruitment events (including Informationals) :  No food or drink will be allowed.  Greek life remains committed to everyone's health and safety.

University Eligibility Requirements for Joining a Fraternity or Sorority: 
     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 - August 2021 or contact Sandra Wohlleber, Associate Director, Campus Activities and Greek Affairs. 607-753-5574 or Sandra.Wohlleber@cortland.edu

Campus Activities Office

Corey Union, Room 406
Phone:  607-753-5574
Fax:  607-753-2808

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

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

SUNY Cortland Chapter Advisor Guidelines

2021 - 2022 Continued Recognition Application  Word   PDF

2021 - 2022 Midyear Report Form  Pending

2021 - 2022 Annual Report Form  Pending

Fall 2021 Recruitment Schedules

Transfer Students - Procedure to get transcripts

Fall 2021 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules 

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

Spring 2022 NPC Sorority Recruitment Brochure - Pending

Spring 2022 Panhellenic Recruitment Rules - Pending