“I was overwhelmed by the OWU Epsilon Chapter’s sincerity and compassion. The chapter was setting a precedent by breaking with the “Caucasian clause.” I felt great—equal and proud to have joined Alpha Sigma Phi at Ohio Wesleyan.”
Lead. Serve. Belong.
As a member of fraternity & sorority life on campus, you will be called to lead, serve the OWU campus, local, and global communities, and create lifelong bonds with members of your chapter and the larger OWU Greek community.
Roughly a third of students at OWU participate in a fraternity or sorority, with many of them belonging to other athletic teams and student organizations & clubs also. OWU's five fraternities and sororities are culturally diverse, reflecting the global society that calls OWU home.
OWU fraternities and sororities are affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference, North-American Interfraternity Conference, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, ensuring that the local chapters adhere to Greek standards across the country. These national groups also help local chapters promote the value of Greek life through college and beyond.
After you have left your mark on-campus, you'll move into a strong network of Greek alumni who will be valuable as you pursue professional and personal goals post-graduation.
Community | Academics | Service | Leadership | Character Development
Greek life prides itself on giving students a sense of community both on and off campus. It is a positive force that makes the college and local community better places to be. Even after graduation you are apart of Greek life as well as the alumni network which just might help you find a job. You will find a sense of belonging in your chapter, in Greek life, at OWU, and in the Delaware community.
When you Go Greek, you join a community of diverse individuals, with a variety of interests / majors, who are deeply committed to academics.
Greek life also offers payment plans and/or scholarships to help members who have challenges paying membership dues. No one should be denied the amazing experiences and life lessons that Greek life offers.
A huge part of Greek life is giving back and helping the community. Community service projects are diverse, fun, and help teach you skills such as time management that will help you academically and professionally.
Each chapter holds annual service events that include tutoring at local elementary schools, blood drives, Adopt-a-Highway cleanups, clothing and food drives, and a campus-wide cleanup.
As a Greek, you’ll develop leadership skills along with lasting friendships. You’ll learn how much fun helping others can be.
There are three councils at OWU that ensure that the local chapters adhere to Greek standards across the country. These national groups also help local chapters promote the value of Greek life through college and beyond.
The Greek Standards of Excellence program was created to aid the growth and overall improvement for Greek organizations at Ohio Wesleyan University.
This program organizes chapters to efficiently communicate with University staff as well as with their respective national organizations.
Creating the Best Experience
“Our broad involvement at Ohio Wesleyan, as a Panhellenic community, has moved into a tangible atmosphere that encourages growth, inspires intellectual curiosity, promotes service, and supports the success of organizations across the campus.”
“We pride our chapter on developing new members into active members that have a personal understanding of their priorities during their undergraduate years at OWU with scholarship being one of the most important.”
"While some members of the sorority guessed that pledging an African-American might raise a few eyebrows most never even thought about it. They simply wanted me as one of their sisters."