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.
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Donna Green Barsotti (Beta Lambda – Georgetown College) was the recipient of Order of the Emerald which recognizes extraordinary service to Kappa Delta and is given to those who have exhibited selfless devotion to the sorority.
Donna has been faithfully serving the Omega Chi chapter for the last 36 years. She has served on both the chapter advisory board and house corporation, and currently serves as chairman of both. Under her leadership, the chapter has won many awards including Outstanding Chapter, which they have won eight times. Donna also serves as president of the Alumnae Panhellenic Advisory Council, and she is a member of the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council. Alison Ewing had this to say, “Donna has been all things to all people, a trusted advisor to some, a capable partner to others, and to all, a friend and a sister. She has a way of pulling you in, partnering with you and making you better than you could have imagined by yourself. No one could ever replace her. She is the heart and soul of the Omega Chi chapter.”