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Get Involved Guide - Sororities and Fraternities

Sorority and Fraternity Life

The Ohio State University’s sorority and fraternity community is one of the most time-honored traditions of the university. Composed of over 60 chapters among four student-led governing councils, Ohio State’s sorority and fraternity community provides current students with opportunities to develop as leaders, serve the campus and Columbus communities and make lifelong friendships. Academic success, leadership development, social networking and citizenship among members remain the hallmarks of a community that has existed at Ohio State for over 140 years.

Membership in a Greek organization provides opportunities for students to be successful in their college lives, both inside and outside the classroom. The all-Greek GPA at Ohio State has been above the all-campus average for 44 consecutive academic terms. Collectively, the sorority and fraternity community contributed over 55,000 hours of hands-on community service and contributed nearly half a million dollars towards philanthropies in the last year alone. Sorority and fraternity life provides opportunities for leadership development with annual conferences on diversity and leadership training.

With 29 social fraternities, 9 multicultural organizations, 7 historically black fraternities and sororities and 18 social sororities, the community offers a diverse experience for all students. Students interested in fraternity and sorority life must complete 12 college credit hours and maintain a cumulative 2.50 GPA to be eligible to join any group. This membership process enables first year students to become acclimated to campus life and academic demands while affording opportunities to explore many groups and involvement opportunities. The formal recruitment, intake and joining process for both men and women begins in early January. Visit sfl.osu.edu for more information, and follow @ohiostategreeks on Instagram and Twitter.