Signature Programs & Annual Events

Greek Movers & Shakers

Greek Movers & Shakers is a program that allows fraternity and sorority students to help first-year students move into their residence hall when they arrive on campus in August.  Fraternity and sorority members come back a day early to train with orientation leaders, provide assistance to first-year families, and get freshmen acclimated to Cornell and fraternity and sorority life. Parents were thrilled with the helpful nature of the fraternity and sorority students, and they were left with an improved perception of the fraternity and sorority Llife at Cornell. The program is getting stronger every year, and with the help of Campus Life it has been a great success.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Reception

This annual reception is an opportunity for Cornell's fraternity and sorority community and Order of Omega to recognize outstanding faculty and staff members who continue to make a difference in the lives of their students and to show appreciation for all their efforts.

Andrew Dickson White Annual Summit for Greeks

Named after the University's first president, we cordially invite you to attend our annual conference for undergraduate fraternity and sorority members and alumni. This weekend conference offers the opportunity to engage with other alumni, learn about today’s fraternity and sorority community at Cornell, and interact with current undergraduate members and University administrators. For information on dates, registration link and full schedule, click here.


Greeks Give Back

This is the annual community service day that Cornell's Greek Tri-Council hosts their annual day of service! Formerly known as Day of Demeter, Greeks Give Back is a day of service that gives Greek students the opportunity to give back to our local community. Hundreds of members of the Panhellenic, Interfraternity, and Multicultural Greek Letter Councils will head out into the Ithaca and Tompkins communities to do volunteer work for various organizations. Past organizations that have hosted volunteers include the Ithaca Children's Garden, the Tompkins County YMCA, the American Red Cross, the Public Library of Tompkins Library, and the Cayuga Nature Center.

Greek Week

The purpose of Greek Week is to unite the fraternity and sorority community through various fun and challenging events. Chapters will participate in the fun activities planned throughout the week. Greek Week also serves as a marketing tool for each organization and an opportunity for the chapters to promote its fraternal spirit.

Greek Freak Step Show

The Multicultural Greek Letter Council hosts this annual step, stroll, and salute competition each spring semester to showcase the talents of its member organizations.

Leaders' Retreat

A meeting facilitated by Fraternity and Sorority Life that brings together all chapter presidents to discuss new and current policies as well as encourage dialogue between the various representatives of the fraternity and sorority community at Cornell. Because many chapters face similar issues, the retreat is a venue where common problems can be addressed. Another important aspect of the retreat is the preparation that it provides for the End-of-the-Year Report.

Greek Leadership Academy (GLA)

GLA is a 1 credit, 5-week course designed to enhance one's leadership tools and skills to become a more effective leader for their chapter. All chapters can send up to two participants and the class meets in the evenings. Please follow this link to learn more about the program and to complete the application. Highly recommended for anyone who is planning to run for chapter or council office to consider the program.