Students who are members of a fraternity or sorority at OSU are part of this university's greek organization, which is known as either a chapter, colony, or interest group. These organizations are often part of a larger umbrella organization known as a council. The councils currently existing at OSU include:
Fraternities and sororities which are not in a council are called are also listed on our site and supported by the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life. A list of these organizations can be found here:
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or Divine Nine as it is oftentimes referred, is a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The nine NPHC organizations are sometimes collectively referred to as the “Divine Nine“. The member/partner organizations have not formally adopted nor recommended the use of this term to describe their collaborative grouping. The NPHC was formed as a permanent organization on May 10, 1930 on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C. NPHC was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1937. The council promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
Each constituent member organization determines its own strategic direction and program agenda. Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha today continues its commitment to members of the Fraternity and the African-American community through Alpha University. Via Alpha University, the Fraternity has dedicated itself to fostering the spirit of Brotherhood, training a new generation of leaders, building the technological capacity of members, bringing consistency to the implementation of the Fraternity's national programs and ensuring that chapters have the necessary preparation to implement fraternal initiatives and day-to-day operations.
Jarrell Townsend: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Website: http://www.alpha-phi-alpha.com/
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Oldest Greek letter organization established in America by black college women. They sponsor the Annual Black Heritage Fashion Show and conduct canned food drives, raise money for the homeless and help host events such as Black History Month and Corvallis Black Family Picnic.
President: Jessica Calhoun 916-208-5234 email@example.com
National Website: http://www.aka1908.com/
Kappa Alpha Psi
Community-service oriented fraternity. In the winter, they hold a candlelight vigil and the Lonnie B. Harris Tribute Dinner. In the spring, they work with the Black Studion Union to hold the Divine 9 Step Show.
Julian Carrera-Harris 541-250-1387 firstname.lastname@example.org