How will my student benefit from joining a fraternity or sorority?
These organizations are rooted in founding principles that foster academic achievement, student involvement, community service, and life-long friendships. Greek organizations are groups of men and women who come together to form a personal network of individuals with similar ideas, interests, and a mutual pursuit of a well-rounded college education. OCU’s sororities and fraternities hold a higher GPA than those who are not members. Advantages include:
What is the financial obligation?
Like any opportunity for involvement in college, there is a financial commitment associated with joining a sorority or fraternity. The costs go toward the Inter/National fees, chapter operating expenses, and social functions. Financial obligations differ among individual chapters. Dues range from $400 - $550 per semester. There are payment plans available for students, as well as scholarships within the individual chapters. While your daughter or son is participating in the recruitment process, make sure that he or she asks about the financial obligations of membership.
Is hazing a part of the Greek culture at OCU?
Oklahoma City University has a zero-tolerance policy regarding hazing that is consistent with Oklahoma state law. Hazing is contrary to the purposes of the Greek community and the University. Hazing is not tolerated. If you sense your student may be participating in inappropriate activities as a result of membership in a sorority or fraternity, you should contact the Office of Student Life. Calls will be handled in a discreet manner.
Where do the Greek members live?
OCU’s fraternities maintain chapter houses that sleep 8-10 members, and often the men will live in-house. The sororities have meeting houses, which do not offer sleeping facilities. Most Greeks live in University Housing.
What is my role as a parent?