Academic values in the Greek community

Modern fraternities began as literary societies. Phi Beta Kappa was the first Greek-letter fraternity, and its members created it in order to discuss their class lectures and political issues of the day. Although these "literary societies" are decidedly more social in modern times, academics remain an important aspect of fraternity and sorority life.

Fraternities and sororities play an vital role in the academic success of their members. They can help make the academic transition from high school to college easier, in addition to supporting the improvment of current members' acadmeics.

Student who join fraternities and sororites have access to many resources for the promotion of academic excellence. The wide range of majors or specific organization academic focus insures members will always have someone to help them with their studies. Chapters have GPA requirements to maintain good standing with the chapter and members that fall below the requirement are put on acadmeic improvment plans to help them better access resources on campus or refocus on their studies. They may also offer tutoring programs, study files, and group study tables at the library. Housed chapters provide internet access, printers, photocopiers, and designated study areas and quiet hours for members’ use,.

The Greek community at OSU recognizes that academic achievement is the most important aspect of college life, and the academic goal of each chapter is to be above the All Men's or All Women's Average.

  

Community Statistics Report

These reports detail the average GPA for every chapter at OSU and overall community GPA in comparison with university averages. It also includes chapter and community membership numbers.

  

Honorary Societies

There are two prominent Greek honorary societies; The Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha. Each society focuses on leadership and community service. 

  

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students to apply, typically offered by individual chapters. Check out the OSU Scholarship page for more information about academic scholarships.

Academic Resources:

  • The Undergraduate Research & Writing Studio:

    • The Undergraduate Research & Writing Studio is located on campus in the Valley Library on the main floor.  Visit the studio to receive assistance with all aspects of writing, including but not limited to brainstorming, sentence structure, formatting, and grammar usage. The Studio does not have appointments; just come in, sit down, and start working. A consultant can offer feedback when you need it.

  • The Math Learning Center
    • The Math Learning Center (MLC) is located on campus in Kidder Hall.  Visit the Math Learning center to receive assistance with all levels of mathematics.  No appointments are necessary, tutors are available on a walk in first come first serve basis.  For hours of operation and more information visit their website.
  • The Valley Library
    • Need a quiet place to study or help finding some resources?  Visit The Valley Library on campus.  To reserve a study room, chat with a librarian, or find an online resource, visit their website.  Stop by the information desk located on the main floor of the library for more information and assistance.
  • Academic Success Center
    • Are you or a chapter member seeking an academic coach or helpful tips on how to be successful in college?  The Academic Success Center, located in Waldo Hall, is here to help.  To schedule an appointment, call their main line at (541) 737-2272.  Visit their website for more information and a list of services that are available and free to students.