Hello Parents and Family Members!
Fraternities and sororities at Ohio University are an integral part of campus life. The first organization joined our community in 1841, and we have been growing and adapting with the university since that time. There has recently been an increase in the number of students joining fraternities and sororities, as well as an increase in the number of organizations on campus. Today there are 34 different social Greek-lettered organizations recognized at Ohio University. Our Greek community is composed of 16 Interfraternity Council (IFC) organizations, 2 Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) chapters, 6 National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters and 10 Women's Panhellenic Association (WPA) chapters. Currently, around 14% of Ohio University's undergraduate population is affiliated with a fraternity or sorority, and the average GPA of a Greek-affiliated student is above a 3.0 and higher than the university average GPA!
Every fraternity or sorority at Ohio University is unique in their purpose, but at their core each organization expressed the values of scholarship, leadership, service/philanthropy, and brotherhood/sisterhood. Membership in a fraternity or sorority is seen as a lifetime commitment, with opportunities for involvement throughout the collegiate and alumni experience. Recently, Gallup released a research report detailing positive life outcomes associated with joining a fraternity or sorority in college. You can find out more about that report here. Should you want specific information tailored for parents in regards to joining a WPA organizaton, http://www.sororityparents.com/ is a wonderful resource.
Ohio University is proud that your student chose to come here for their education. Should you have any questions about joining a social Greek-letter organization or other ways to get involved, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 740-593-4065.
Assistant Director for Sorority & Fraternity Life