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Council Specific Programs

Council Specific Programs

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.

Trustee Council Greek Life Breakfast 

This annual early morning breakfast is hosted at a fraternity or sorority during the weekend trustees and presidential councilors visit the campus during the Trustee Council Annual Meeting.  This event is a great way to showcase our chapters.  The alumni leader and a chapter leader usually speak. The office staff and IFC/MGFC/PHC leaders all attend. 

     When does this occur?  Fall semester

Homecoming Events

o   Alumni Greek Life Brunch – Alumni are invited to an annual event sponsored by the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life and the current sorority & fraternity student leaders who gives an update on the exciting things happening in the Sorority & Fraternity community. 

o   Sorority and Fraternity Community Tailgate – Before the football game every year, the students rally with a catered event of chili and beer (for those 21 or older) for the fraternity and sorority students and alumni. 

     When does this occur?  Fall semester

Greek Freak Step Show

The Multicultural Greek Fraternal Council hosts this annual step competition each spring semester to showcase the talents of its member organizations.  Teams compete for a prized amount, giving the public an image of how Greek life is portrayed in the multicultural community. 

Order of Omega

Order of Omega is an honor society recognizing particularly meritorious men and women in the undergraduate Greek community at Cornell University. The Order of Omega was originally established in Fall 1959 at the University of Miami. Recognizing men and women who have attained the highest standard of leadership within the Greek System by emphasizing community service and inter-Greek communication over academic and nominal honors.

     Who is eligible?  At Cornell, Order of Omega taps the top three percent of the Greek student body on principles of scholarship, leadership, and service.

Cornell University Greek Tri-Council Diversity & Inclusion Plan

September 14, 2017 | Read the action plan that outlines steps for accountability, education, impact, and change for the Greek community in light of recent bias incidents.