The National Pan-Hellenic Council promotes, supports, and represents historically African American fraternities and sororities. Ohio Wesleyan has long standing relationships with several National Pan-Hellenic Council member organizations. However if no current chapter exists at OWU, the Fraternity and Sorority Life office can put students in contact with members of the following organizations upon request:
- Omicron Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
- Pi Gamma, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
- Iota Psi, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
- Nu Phi, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
- Beta Omicron Sigma, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
While these organizations are non-residential at OWU, the University partners with Otterbein University and Capital University to encourage membership growth and breadth through Alumni Chapters and City-wide organizations. These organizations promote leadership, social, service, and philanthropic opportunities both during and beyond the collegiate experience.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with Benita Wright Smith ’89
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. The first public act performed by the Delta Founders involved their participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930.
According to the official web site, “The Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has a membership of over 200,000 predominately African-American, college-educated women. The Sorority currently has 900-plus chapters located in the United States, Tokyo, Japan, Okinawa, Japan, Germany, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Seoul, Korea, and St. Thomas and St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”
- Founded: January 13, 1913 at Howard University, Washington, D.C. Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1930.
- Official Colors: Crimson and Cream (or Red and White)
- Official Flower: African Violet
- Official Website: www.deltasigmatheta.org
- National Headquarters: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 1707 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
- Official Call: “oo – oop”
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. with Aaron Granger ’93
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was the first Black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity. It was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
According to the official web site, “The objectives of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the cause of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual status.”
- Founded: December 4, 1906 at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1908
- Official Colors: Black and Old Gold
- Official Symbol: Sphinx
- Official Website: www.alphaphialpha.net
- National Headquarters: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 2313 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218
- Official Call: “A Phi”
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. with Terree Stevenson ’95
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) is the first Greek letter organization in the United States established by Black college women. Established January 15, 1908 at Howard University, the organization has now grown to a membership of over 170,000, with graduate and undergraduate chapters representing every state and several foreign countries.
According to the official web site, “Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood composed of women who have consciously chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards; promotes unity and friendship among college women; alleviates problems concerning girls and women; maintains a progressive interest in college life; and serves all mankind...”
- Founded: January 15, 1908 at Howard University, Washington, D.C
- Official Colors: Salmon pink and apple green
- Official Symbol: Ivy Leaf
- Official Website: www.aka1908.com
- National Headquarters: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., 5656 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60637
- Famous Members: Famous Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
- Official Call: “Skee Wee”