Oregon State University & Fraternity/Sorority Relationship Statement
Revision Date: December 1, 2020
Fraternities and sororities have played an important role at Oregon State University (OSU or University) since the founding of the first national organization in 1882. In the past century, both OSU and fraternities and sororities have benefited from the mutual relationship. Fraternities and sororities provide a valuable component of the undergraduate experience and complement the curricular and co-curricular aims of the University. Fraternities and sororities recognized by OSU are expected to maintain this history of positive contribution by conducting themselves in accordance with the shared values and expectations of their affiliate inter/national organizations and the University.
This Relationship Statement between Oregon State University and its fraternities and sororities formalizes those shared values and expectations that are instrumental in ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship between all of the parties. Among the specific areas addressed are leadership development, academic achievement, risk reduction and management, diversity and inclusion, membership development, campus engagement and community service, advising and alumni relations, and community standards. This Relationship Statement serves as the basis for ensuring the positive presence and continued contributions of fraternities and sororities at Oregon State University, and that each party to this document is working collaboratively to enable each other to meet and exceed their individual missions and goals.