Welcome to Sorority & Fraternity Life at Cornell University.  Our office provides support resources to the self-governed Cornell sorority fraternity community. Sororities and fraternities are values based social organizations, providing members with a tight-knit community of peers, and personal growth opportunities through leadership development and service projects. Many of the organizations also offer a small residential living experience.

The Cornell sorority and fraternity community dates to the first months of University operation during the autumn of 1868.  Cornell's co-founder and first president, Andrew Dickson White, was a strong promoter of fraternal organizations as a means of teaching self-governance to students. Today, we strive to continue that ethos.

News & Announcements

Join the Sorority & Fraternity Recruitment and Intake Webinar Mon. Dec. 11, 2017

Parents and students interested in learning more about the sorority and fraternity recruitment and intake processes are invited to participate in a live webinar on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will feature members of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life as well as current sorority and fraternity leaders. It will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Sign up today to participate.

Learn more about accessing the webinar.


Sign up for Recruitment in January

Are you interested in joining a community of brothers and sisters who will support you and challenge you? If yes, then sign up for recruitment!

Multicultural Greek Letter Council (MGLC) - The chapters in MGLC have a variety of recruitment timelines, so there is no formal recruitment week for interested students. Like their Facebook page to stay updated on information sessions and opportunities to participate.

Panhellenic Council (PHC) - Registration for Formal Membership Recruitment 2018 is open. Register today! By signing up, you reserve your spot in Spring recruitment week, Wednesday, January 17-Tuesday, January 23.

Interfraternity Council (IFC) - Recruitment week, Wednesday, January 17-Tuesday, January 23, is an exciting set of days where you’ll meet a lot of new people, eat a lot of free food, and potentially make a few lifelong friends. Sign up now!


Cornell University Greek Tri-Council Diversity & Inclusion Plan

Read the action plan that outlines steps for accountability, education, impact, and change for the Greek community in light of recent bias incidents.