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Alumni of Sororities or Fraternities

Stay Involved

Here are just a few ways for alumni to stay involved with fraternity and sorority life:

  • providing information about events;
  • giving that can make a difference in the lives of students, faculty and communities;
  • being a Chapter Advisor, and
  • connecting with Alumni Advisory Councils who provide valued services to members and a place to get involved.

Cornell's Greek system has four alumni advisory councils that assist the undergraduate executive councils and provide programming and resources to all fraternities and sororities. These councils include alumni, faculty members, and university officials who are all dedicated to exploring Greek-related issues on campus and in the Ithaca community. These include issues that impact relationships, conduct, and the health and safety of our fraternity and sorority system.


Cornell University Pi Kappa Alpha receives Prestigious Award from International Fraternity

At the 2019 Pi Kappa Alpha Academy, Beta Theta Chapter was recognized with the Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award. The Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award recognizes overall chapter excellence. Chapters that win this award are among the best on their campuses and Pi Kappa Alpha's most competitive chapters.

The chapter was recognized for its 3.43 cumulative GPA, contributing nearly 2,000 service hours and raising over $53,000 for the chapter's philanthropy, and ranking first place in fraternity intramurals.

The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is proud to honor Beta Theta Chapter with the 2019 Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award.

Additionally, the chapter was recognized for the Scholarship Plate for its academic achievement.

The Academy is just one of the nine PIKE University events held annually across the continent with over 3.500 annual participants. PIKE University is the combined banner for all Pi Kappa Alpha leadership programs and educational curriculum. The mission of PIKE University is to develop and provide educational programs aimed at fostering leadership, management and personal development skills in order to prepare college men for success in life.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

The original home of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at 421 North Albany Street, Ithaca, NY has been added to the list of historical places by the Preservation League of New York State. The list is meant to raise the awareness of endangered historic places so that they can be appreciated and revitalized. The property was recognized by the City of Ithaca as a historic landmark in April 2015. Norman Dennis, an African American mason, built the house in 1868.

Alpha Phi Alpha is the first African-American fraternity in the United States. In 1906, Charles Cardoza Poindexter started a literary social group of African American students and rented the space as a social space before developing into Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Alpha Phi Alpha wants to claim, restore and revive this building that was essential to their founding.

Alumnus Award

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.”