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A Letter from Ohio University's Campus Involvement Center

Greetings and Welcome to the Bobcat Family!

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 32 different social Greek-lettered organizations recognized at Ohio University. Our Greek community is composed of 15 Interfraternity Council (IFC) organizations, 9 Women's Panhellenic Association (WPA) chapters, 5 National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters and 3 Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) chapters. Currently, around 14% of Ohio University's undergraduate population is affiliated with a fraternity or sorority.

Every fraternity or sorority at Ohio University is unique in their purpose, but at their core they all express the values of scholarship, leadership, service/philanthropy, and brotherhood/sisterhood. Membership in a fraternity or sorority is seen as a lifetime commitment, with opportunities to connect to the organization throughout the collegiate and alumni experience. Recently, Gallup organization released a research report detailing the positive contributions and life outcomes that fraternities and sororities make with students. You can find out more about that report here.

Ohio University is proud that your student chose to come here for their education. Should you have any questions about joining a fraternity or other ways to get involved, you may contact me at kardas@ohio.edu or calling 740-593-4065.

Sincerely,

Kristen Kardas

Assistant Director for Sorority & Fraternity Life

The Campus Involvement Center