Welcome to Fraternity & Sorority Life at Cornell University. Our office provides support resources to the self-governed Cornell fraternity and sorority community. Fraternities and sororities 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 fraternity and sorority 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
There were nearly 400 students contributed a combined 730 hours of service to the local community.
“Greeks Give Back, at its core, was about various organizations uniting together over a common goal — to care for our surrounding community.” — Shelby Holland ’18
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity have been working to raise awareness of mental illness on campus following the recent death of member Jeremy Ojalehto, who sustained a serious brain injury after tripping during a jog in 2013. He died in January 2016. A memorial 5k run and walk took place on Sunday, April 17 on the trails of the Cornell Plantations, where he suffered his injury. The proceeds will benefit the local chapter of the National Association of Mental Illness.