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

Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our sorority and fraternity community.

Greeks Give Back

Greeks Give Back is a biannual day of service, formally known as Day of Demeter.  A record-breaking 780 fraternity and sorority members volunteered in multiple local community organizations.   For more information visit


Cornell Recognized With Five Awards at 2017 NGLA Conference

On Saturday, the Cornell Greek Community took home two community-wide awards, two council awards, and one individual award at the 2017 Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) conference in Hartford, CT. 

The Greek Tri-Council won two Amy Vojita Impact Awards in the areas of civic engagement and public relations for its flagship events Greeks Give Back and One Greek Experience, respectively. The Amy Vojita Impact Awards celebrate the accomplishments of the chapters, councils and communities that have excelled in a certain area and have create a program or initiative that has had a positive impact on their group. 

The Interfraternity Council took two additional Impact awards home — winning at the council level in the area of Membership/Recruitment and receiving an honorable mention in the area of Public Relations. 

At the individual level, Simone Klein ’17, president of Cornell’s chapter of Order of Omega and of Pi Beta Phi, won the Greek Leader of Distinction Award. This award recognizes individuals who exemplify the ideals of their fraternity or sorority in their daily lives. 

Congratulations to all the winners!  

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