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The Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life is home to values based organizations. We are committed to community, leadership and service.

Below is a list (not inclusive) of upcoming training's for fall 2020. Please note who is required to attend.  All via Zoom and all will be recorded. 

Event Protocol Fall 2020 training (8/19)

Who should attend: President, Risk Manager(s), Social Chair(s), Health Office Liaison, Chapter Advisors, and Live-In Advisors
Date: 8/19/2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. EDT

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Description: Event Protocol Training happens at the beginning of every semester. We train the relevant officers on university policies and procedures surrounding social events and other relevant topics. This year, it will be all online and focus on how policies and procedures will be handled in the COVID-19 world.

Event Management PPT

Leaders Retreat (8/24)

Who should attend: Tri-Council Executive Board & Chapter President or their executive board member designee.
Date: 8/24/2020
Time: 5-7:30 p.m. EDT
Zoom: TBD

Description: The Leaders Retreat is a developmental opportunity for undergraduate members of the Cornell Sorority & Fraternity community. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this annual event will be held via Zoom. This educational and impactful experience aims to equip leaders to face the challenges of the coming semester and motivate them to raise the standards of our community.

Leaders Retreat PPT

House Manager Training (9/8)

Who should attend: House Managers, Chapter Advisors & House Corporation members, and Live-In Advisors
Date: 9/8/2020 (2 sessions)

  • Session 1: University Owned Houses 6-7 p.m. EDT
  • Session 2: Privately Owned Houses 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT


Session 1:
Password: 113028

Session 2:
Password: 306845

Description: Our House Manager Training will be all online due to COVID-19, and we will have a session for university-owned House Managers and privately-owned House Managers. We want to make sure House Managers are well equipped for the year and that they can get as many of their questions answered as possible. Being our main point of contact for houses in the COVID-19 world, educating them on what the role of House Manager really means and all the responsibilities will go a long way.

*You are only required to attend if your sorority or fraternity has a facility.

Health Officer Liaison Training's

9/1/20 – 5-6pm EST – Health Officer Liaison Training

9/3/20 – 10-11am EST – Health Officer Liaison Training

9/8/20 – 5-6pm EST – Health Officer Liaison Training

9/10/20 – 10-11am EST – Health Officer Liaison Training

Health Officer Liaison Training Link

Student must be signed in to Campus Groups to register for training. 

Live-in Advisor Meeting (9/10)

Who should Attend: All current Live-in Advisors
Date: 9/10/2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT

Password: 271260

Description: Live-in Advisors are an immensely important part of the SFL community. We gather (virtually) everyone together at least once a semester to talk about any trends in the community as well as updates and communications from OSFL. We also believe it is an amazing opportunity for all Live-in Advisors to get to know one another and learn from each other as there is an abundance of experience in this group.

Fire Safety Training (9/14)

Who should Attend: House Managers, Risk Managers, LIAs, Presidents, & Vice Presidents
Date: 9/14/2020
Time: 5 p.m.

Password: 589189

Description: Fire Safety Training is to ensure that all in attendance are aware of regulations needed to safely operate the residence. Cornell Environmental Health & Safety will be our special guests for the evening.

Community and Lifelong Membership

Providing experiences that expand an individuals world view and instill within them a sense of home away from home is a core tenet of our purpose. Membership in a fraternity and sorority also extends beyond the college years. In fact, there are a significant number of Cornell alumni who give their time, talent and treasure to help to make sure this experience is available for the next generation. Many of our organizations maintain an alumni database and host alumni/undergraduate events for networking purposes.

Leadership Development

Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers numerous opportunities for leadership development. Workshops and seminars are presented regularly to chapter members helping them develop decision-making skills, strengthen their communication techniques, and encourage involvement in the community. Leadership positions are available to members at many levels: students may choose to volunteer on chapter committees, become chapter officers, or serve as officers at the governing council level. National organizations, local alumni boards, and Cornell staff provide a wide range of leadership training and educational programs which help make the student experience rewarding and beneficial.

Philanthropy and Service

Sorority & fraternity members take it as a part of their mission to support their national and locally supported philanthropies (not-for-profit causes). Throughout the year each chapter spends time fundraising and volunteering to help their philanthropies of choice. Some of the fundraising and hands-on service efforts include pancake breakfasts, dodge ball tournaments, 5K runs, volunteering at elementary schools, visiting retirement communities, taking children to Cornell athletic events, and environmental improvement programs such as Adopt-A-Highway. The time spent together on these events is one of the many opportunities for members to bond while making a difference in someone's life.