Welcome to Ohio Northern!
There are many choices to make as you embark upon your college career and soon your adult life. Soon you will find yourself faced with the decision of who you will grow into in these next few years and ONU is one of the best places to get involved! I would like to encourage you to join Greek life here at ONU. I believe one of the best ways to grow as a member of our global community is to surround yourself by exemplary individuals. The men and women involved in ONUs Greek life stand for good scholarship, high standards, and for serving ONU to the best of our ability.
There are four sororities on campus Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Each of these sororities share common values including scholarship, service, philanthropy, leadership, and most importantly, sisterhood! The bonds created within each sisterhood through the development of character, inspired by the close contact and deep friendships of each sorority as well as the Panhellenic community are not only bonds that will last during your collegiate years, but will follow you throughout the rest of your life.
Greek life has opportunities for everyone. Are you the kind of person who strives to dedicate yourself to a cause? Each chapter has their own philanthropy they support throughout the year, in addition to the numerous community service hours logged by sorority women each semester. Greek women also fill their calendars with sisterhood activities, social events: all great opportunities to make meaningful and lasting relationships.
If you are worried about missing home, Greek Life can provide a group of women you can count on to be both friends and family to you. Here at ONU you will find a community that supports and cares for the passions of its individual members. This same support can be seen even after graduation in the continuous support from our alumnae groups as well as a solid foundation for networking in professional world.
Everyone enters their college years at different places in their personal lives. Some are anxious to leap into the next chapter of our lives, while others may be slightly more wary of the changes to come. Immersing yourself in an organization such as Greek Life can inspire your path through college. Greek Life can create community leaders, inspire proud scholars, and build life-long friendships.
I am personally proud to call myself a Member of the Greek community. These women exemplify the kind of character, scholarship, and a dedication to philanthropy that daily inspire me to grow as a human being. My greatest wish is that each of you might experience the support and talents evident in ONUs Greek Life.
Please do not hesitate to ask about the opportunities Greek Life can provide!
President, Panhellenic Council
“Before coming to college, I didn't really know anything about Greek Life. Once I joined an organization, however I realized that the opportunities I was provided with were endless. In becoming a part of Greek Life on Ohio Northern's campu, I have had the chance to improve my leadership skills, obtain internship opportunities, strengthen my communication abilities, and get involved in service projects that I am passionate about. I have met so many people outside of my major that I never would have been introduced to otherwise, and the friendships I have built within my organization are ones that will last a lifetime. The Greek Community holds its members to the highest standards and has pushed me to become the best woman I can be and realize my full potential."
--Caitlin Meanor, President of Alpha Xi Delta
"Greek Life has introduced me to so many opportunities on campus that I would not have had otherwise. I have had leadership positions, received scholarships through Greek foundations, and been held to high standards in my academics, activities, finances, time commitments, and community. I have worked closely with key university staff, served on committees that make significant impacts on the college experience of other ONU students, and I have learned how to truly invest myself in becoming a well-rounded individual. As a result, my college experience has been more fulfilling and eclectic than I had ever anticipated."
"As a senior, I can firmly say that becoming a part of Greek Life has done wonders for me. I've been provided with leadership and travel opportunities, meaningful volunteer work for a variety of philanthropies, and rewarding relationships with so many people. Even if you have doubts (I did at first too) just go for it! My fondest memories from ONU revolve around my time as a sister of ZTA."
--Zeta Tau Alpha
The Greek Community
The Ohio Northern University Greek Community has a long tradition of being a valued part of ONU. Of the chapters on campus today, the earliest fraternity and sorority date back to 1905 and 1959, respectively.