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D. Fraternity & Sorority Life

Oklahoma City University is proud to host five women’s organizations- Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, and Phi Mu and four men’s organizations – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Phi Gamma Delta.

Core Values of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life at OKCU centers on four core values: Scholarship, Leadership, Community Service, Sisterhood and Brotherhood. These three core values enhance a student’s academic career by providing opportunities for practical application of the knowledge gained in the classroom.

  1. Scholarship: Scholarship is an important aspect of any college organization, but OKCU Greeks have taken their commitment to scholarship to the next level. Only students with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible for recruitment, and chapters maintain individual scholarship standards for new members. Each Greek member is expected to maintain a GPA higher than the all-University average. Due to these high academic standards, OKCU Greek men and women have consistently outperformed their non-Greek cohorts in the classroom.
  2. Leadership: Greek members take Oklahoma City University’s mission of servant leadership to heart every day as they serve not only in their own chapters but in all campus organizations. Involvement in the Greek community contributes to the development of positive leadership qualities in its members including vision, motivation, persistence, collaboration, communication, self-awareness, and character.
  3. Community Service: OKCU Fraternity & Sorority Life also believes strongly in community service. Each year, members of the Greek community contribute thousands of hours and dollars to local and national charities. Each Greek chapter supports its national philanthropy as well as local philanthropic projects throughout the year including support of veterans, women’s heart health, ovarian cancer awareness, Campfire USA, domestic violence awareness, children’s miracle network hospitals, the regional food bank and the USO.
  4. Sisterhood & Brotherhood: Sisterhood and brotherhood are words with deep meaning in the OKCU Greek community. Greek women and men form bonds that last a lifetime. Being Greek is not just four years of college, being Greek is for life.

Human Dignity Statement

Greek women and men believe in cultivating an environment that fosters the development of integrity and respects the dignity of all human beings.

Hazing

Hazing practices are not only harmful, but also have no place in Greek organizations. OKCU Greeks pledge to not allow themselves to be hazed nor to tolerate the hazing or harassment of any brother or sister. Hazing of any kind violates the OKCU Student Code of Conduct.

Diversity & Inclusion

The importance of diversity and inclusion in our society and the promotion of human dignity are ideals upon which Greek organizations are founded and maintained. The Greek community promotes these ideals through education, communication, and actions.

Dry Recruitment Policy

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all recruitment events on or off-campus. This prohibition also includes the use of all illegal drugs. Alcohol and/or drugs use on-campus or during the period of recruitment, or at any time, are violations of the OKCU Student Code of Conduct. Any student found using or distributing alcohol and other drugs on campus, in University approved housing, or during campus sponsored activities can face disciplinary action by the administration. Fraternity & Sorority Life complies with all University policies and NPC Unanimous Agreements.

Chapter Residences

Oklahoma City University is committed to maintaining a positive relationship with collegians, advisors, alumni, and national offices. A chapter residence is eligible to be classified as University approved housing. All University approved housing units will maintain the same standards of safety and risk management as the University residence halls. Chapters who fail to meet these expectations are at risk of losing their University approved housing status.

Chapter Advisors

Advisors are selected by the Fraternity & Sorority Life organizations and registered with Fraternity & Sorority Life. Each recognized organization must have a registered advisor in order to participate in University activities and/or to be recognized by the University.

New Member Education

Oklahoma City University encourages cooperative and mutually supportive relationships among the institution, undergraduate students, chapters, advisors, and the international Greek organizations. Organizations must adhere to the standards of discipline established by the international offices and the University. Guidelines for new member education are established in accordance with the policies governing each organization.