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Fraternity and Sorority

Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) creates several opportunities for students to experience personal growth, progress as leaders, and develop lifelong friendships. Fraternity and Sorority life encourages diversity, creates community partnerships and propels our students into a life of significance. Our students involved in FSL are a part of various student organizations, as well as Brave athletics, and they take on service projects that benefit both the campus and Franklin County community. Our students also hold a large majority of the top leadership positions on campus.
 

Phi Delta Theta was built on three pillars that haven’t budged an inch since the Fraternity was founded by “The Immortal Six” way back in 1848 at Miami University. The pillars are: The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality. Shortened, we refer to the principles as friendship, sound learning and rectitude.

Helping every individual to meet his true potential is the bedrock of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. By celebrating each person’s true self, and by learning from each other’s strengths while helping to improve each other’s weaknesses, every member of Phi Delta Theta develops into a greater version of himself than he could ever on his own. Rather than try to find young men to “mold” into some ideal, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and, through encouragement, values, example and brotherhood, empower every brother to exceed his personal expectations.

If you are interested in joining the chapter, please contact Jay Pacha.

The women of Theta Phi Alpha share a common purpose. Their mission is to create close comradeship, to advance educational, social and philanthropic interests and leadership training; to encourage spiritual development and adherence to the highest moral standards; and to promote lifelong bonds of friendship.

If you are interested in joining the chapter, please contact Jillian Stoumbaugh.

 

The mission of fraternity and sorority life at Ottawa University is to inspire and develop positively engaged chapter members who fulfill a commitment to foster character, integrity, service, sound learning, and grace.

The vision of fraternity and sorority life at Ottawa University is to be positively influential for the campus and community while demonstrating servant leadership, scholarship, and moral rectitude. The Fraternity and Sorority community will have multiple options for students to be involved.

By being a member of a fraternity or sorority at Ottawa University, students will:

  • Understand the importance of scholastic success and life-long learning.
  • Recognize and promote a culturally diverse community to provide social awareness of social injustice, and a deep commitment to civic engagement.
  • Cultivate life-long friendships based on common personal values, which then translate to the upkeep of the organization’s values.
  • Engage in healthy behaviors that reduce personal and organizational risk and liability.

Fraternity and sorority life (FSL) creates several opportunities for students to experience personal growth, progress as leaders, and develop lifelong friendships. It encourages diversity, creates community partnerships and propels our students into a life of significance. Students involved in FSL are a part of various student organizations, as well as Brave athletics, and they take on service projects that benefit both the campus and Franklin County community. Our students also hold a large majority of the top leadership positions on campus.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life serves as the advising team to sororities and fraternities. The office oversees and advises chapter events, serves as a liaison between faculty, alumni advisors, national offices and parents, develops leadership development programming, provides training in areas such as chapter operations, risk management, health and safety, membership recruitment, monitors the academic performance of fraternity and sorority members, and recognizes the positive achievements and contributions of community members.

A recent study shows that: 

  • All but 2 U.S. Presidents (since 1825) have been fraternity members.
  • Less than 2% of average college expenses go toward membership dues.
  • Of North America's 50 largest corporations, 47 are led by Greeks.
  • According to a study of fraternity and sorority members, men who belong to a fraternnity are 10% more likely to graduate.
  • Less than 3% of Americans are Greek.
  • As undergraduates, Greeks raise approximately $7 million per year for charity.
  • All 11 of the Apolo astronauts were Greek.
  • 63% of all U.S. Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.
  • The all fraternity and all sorority GPA is higher than the overall college GPA.
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