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Meet Our Team

Cornell's sorority & fraternity community is among the oldest in the nation. The leadership, self-governance, integrity, and interpersonal skills that are developed, combined with the outside of the classroom educational experiences are what makes belonging to an organization so special. Staff are committed to striving towards becoming an example of excellence, and play our part in defining the next evolution of fraternity and sorority life.

Meet the Sorority and Fraternity Life Team

Kara Miller McCarty

Robert G. Engel Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life

Kara received her B.A. in Psychology from Gannon University in Erie, PA, M.Ed. In Higher Education from the College of William and Mary, and Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University. Prior to coming to Cornell in 2006, Kara worked as the Coordinator for Greek Affairs at the University of Miami (FL) for three years. Kara has worked with each of our undergraduate councils at Cornell but her primary role was the advisor to the Interfraternity Council (IFC) before she became the Director of OSFL in Summer 2017.

Kyle McGee

Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life and MGFC Advisor

Kyle joined Cornell University, in August 2022. Before coming to Cornell, Kyle worked at Syracuse University, where he was the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and the council advisor for the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic. Originally from Jupiter, FL, Kyle earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa. While at UT, Kyle joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and became president of his chapter, and served on the NPHC E-Board.

Kathleen Wilhite

Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Growth Coach, and IFC Advisor

Kathleen is a proud member of her Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority chapter from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. She traveled as an ASA leadership consultant and spent time as an IFC and NPHC advisor at the University of Central Oklahoma. 

Contact for:

  • Interfraternity Council
  • Interfraternity Recruitment
  • Growth (any chapter/council)
  • Active Expansion Projects

Alyse Mizia

Administrative Assistant

Willard Straight Hall, Ho Plaza, Office 536, Ithaca, NY 14853

Alyse Mizia graduated from Cornell University in 2009 as the first graduate of Cornell’s Viticulture & Enology program. She received a graduate degree in Hospitality Management from Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. Her career has taken her to both coasts, and in 2014 she joined the team at Moet Hennessy as their Champagne Specialist. In 2021, Alyse’s passions and current interests in working with students drove her return to Cornell, where she recently completed a Masters of Nutrition in the summer of 2023.