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

It should come to no surprise to any of us that Jason Allen, Assistant Dean of Students, was nominated to the Cornell University High Five Employee Recognition Program.  In May he received an Individual Excellent Award for his work with students and his commitment to diversity initiatives.  The criteria for the award are for staff members who consistently demonstrate a high level of commitment and dedication to the University values, have a positive and influential impact on their work environment, are flexible and motivated, and who foster cooperation and collaboration among their peers and supervisors while carrying out their job responsibilities. Jason inspires so many of us with his commitment and passion for the Cornell students and their experiences. This recognition is well deserved!  Please join us in congratulating Jason!

Fraternity & Sorority Life

541 Willard Straight Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-2310
(607) 254-4734
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm