Cornell's sorority & fraternity community is among the best in the nation. There is no better example of student organizations that work to enhance their members' collegiate experience. The leadership, self-governance, integrity, and interpersonal skills that are developed, combined with the outside of the classroom educational experiences such as community service opportunities is what makes belonging so special. We will continue to strive towards becoming an example of excellence, and play our part in defining the next evolution of fraternity and sorority life.
Kara received her B.A. in Psychology from Gannon University in Erie, PA, and her M.Ed. In Higher Education from the College of William and Mary in 2003. She is currently a doctoral student in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University. Prior to coming to Cornell in 2006, Kara worked as the Coordinator for Greek Affairs at the University of Miami (FL). In 2006, Kara became an Assistant Dean of Students in the Office of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living focusing on advising the IFC men’s fraternities as well as fraternity and sorority community wide programming.
In 2015, Kara became an Associate Dean of Students in the Office of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living. In this role, she directs many areas on the fraternity and sorority experience. Kara advises the Greek Judicial Board, supervises the Assistant Deans who advise the Multicultural Greek Letter Council and the Panhellenic Council, and continues to work with the IFC men’s fraternities and community-wide leadership programming to ensure a holistic and robust experience for students across the fraternity and sorority community. Kara is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and the Northeast Greek Leadership Association.
Collaborates with student and alumni leadership with budgeting, capital planning, and financial management of their chapter houses.
Patty Case began her career in the Office in 1998. Currently working as Program Coordinator and providing support to the Director, the Greek Judicial Board, and the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council. She advises, trains, and supports student leaders and alumni on memberships, scholarships, finances, and budget. She also manages the Office website and communication postings. She serves on the Alcohol and Other Drugs committee, Student and Campus Life Communications Group, and the Maxient/MAX conduct database committee.
Karli received a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.S. in Environmental Science from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA. In addition, Karli received her M.F.A. in Visual Arts with a concentration in Ceramics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA.
Karli is currently a Program Coordinator for the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and oversees the Panhellenic Cornell Community. She works closely with the 13 PHC chapters and is a part of Cornell Body Positivity initiative.
In the past Karli was the Residence Hall Director (RHD) of the Townhouses, working with first year and transfer students. She worked with the Summer College Program as a Residential Program Director, on the Diversity Committee and as a campus representative for students with disabilities. She has also held positions within the office of the Judicial Administrator and the Peer Review Board.
In her free time she is the Tompkins and Cortland Area Coordinator for the local Special Olympics program and works closely with the Tompkins United Way and Cornell United Way efforts.