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It's all Greek to me!--ONU Greek life preview

Presidents/representatives of the 2014 Greek life organizations. Photo courtesy of ONU.

Presidents/representatives of the 2014 Greek life organizations. Photo courtesy of ONU.

The first week of college is usually an overwhelming time. After high school, everyone is trying to start fresh and get accustomed to being away from home; maybe even join some organizations. Some want to go Greek, but aren’t entirely sure which fraternity or sorority is for them.

So if you’ve been considering going Greek, you’re in luck! Below are descriptions of all of the fraternities and sororities on campus. For more information, you can also visit the Greek Chapters page at ONU.

Fraternities

Delta Sigma Phi:

Since coming to campus in 1920, the brothers of Delta Sigma Phi have lived by three standards that form the foundation for their fraternity: brotherhood, leadership, and scholarship. Nicknamed "The Delts," they strive to create an unbreakable bond within their chapter here at ONU and with other chapters throughout the country. "Better men, better lives" is their motto, and it can be seen through their presence on campus.

Phi Gamma Delta:

More commonly know as Fiji, this fraternity believes that “friendship is the sweetest influence," and since the fall of 2012, the brothers of Phi Gamma Delta have been proving just that. Whether it's participating in philanthropy, aiding a peer, or even helping ONU's Physical Plant staff shovel snow, the brothers of this fraternity look to build lifelong friendships in not just the Greek community, but on the entire campus.

Phi Mu Delta:

After making their return to campus last spring, the re-founding fathers of Phi Mu Delta are trying to make their presence on campus even bigger than when they were originally founded in 1925. What's special about PMD is that you don't have to be a part of the fraternity to feel like a brother. The brothers of PMD welcome everyone, from fellow brothers to non-affiliates.

Looking for an organization to join isn’t hard. According members of PMD, “The tricky part is finding the right organization, one that not only has similar goals and dedications, but is comprised of individuals that share your core values and uphold similar standards. To me, this was that organization.”

Sigma Phi Epsilon:

“For me, the fraternity has given me purpose. A reason to excel. The initiative to become a better person; a better me."

This doesn’t just go for current active members, but to all who have joined since 1905. The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon have used their cardinal principles: virtue, diligence, and brotherly love, to do great things around the ONU and Ada community. Being a member of this organization is being a part of something bigger than yourself, being a part of a family. Through their philanthropic and community work, Sig Ep continues to build their name and image on campus.

Theta Chi:

The brothers of Theta Chi have been able to stand out from any other fraternity by doing one thing: being gentlemen. Since coming to campus in 1966, the brothers have lent a "helping hand" to those in need while constantly working to raise money for philanthropy by holding numerous events throughout the year. Each member of this chapter brings something special to the table, which is what makes the fraternity unique.

Sororities

Alpha Xi Delta:

The sisters of Alpha Xi Delta have been helping women realize their potential since the sorority first arrived on campus. While they stress philanthropy (with a number of events throughout the year) and scholarship, the sorority also creates friendships that last a lifetime.

Those who've joined the sisterhood say, "Alpha Xi Delta is being a part of a family, it's having a home away from home. When I joined Alpha Xi Delta I was looking for both of these things and definitely found it."

Delta Zeta:

Delta Zeta takes pride in their strong sisterhood bond that can never be severed. It is often said that, "You got a friend in DZ," and the sisters of Delta Zeta definitely live up to that saying. Delta Zeta reaches out to the community and helps those who need it the most, creating a lasting relationship with everyone they come in contact with.

Kappa Alpha Theta:

Kappa Alpha Theta is enthusiastic in Greek Life, because not only are they good at putting on events to support their philanthropy, but they also reach out to and support other organizations. Being a part of Theta means building meaningful friendships with among themselves and with other members of Greek life. Great events, academics, and leadership opportunities are just some of the hallmarks of being a part of this sisterhood.

Zeta Tau Alpha:

Zeta Tau Alpha strives to hold themselves to a higher level and to continue to be better. The sisters of Zeta don't see themselves as part of a sisterhood--they see themselves as part of a family. To realize their philanthropic goals and raise money for charity, Zeta Tau Alpha works hard throughout the year by putting on events that are open to both the ONU and Ada community.

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