Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cultural fraternity/sorority?
Cultural interest fraternities and sororities refer to general or social organizations oriented to students having a special interest in a culture or cultural identity. These organizations tailor to certain interests, and often advocate for the concerns of said identity group.

What is the purpose of cultural fraternities/sororities?

Although racial and religious restrictions have long since been abolished in all North-American Interfraternity Conference (IFC) and National Panhellenic Conference (NPHC) organizations, their memberships nationally remain predominantly Caucasian, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) memberships predominantly African American. The new generation of "cultural interest" organizations has arisen to serve the interests of communities whose numbers in the traditional Greek system are historically small and dispersed.

Do I have to be a member of a certain race to join?

No! Our organizations are all very inclusive regardless of your race or identity!

Wow! There are so many! Which one should I join?

I'm so excited for your interest and while there is no right answer that I can give you, I believe that you should reflect on your own interests while you are undergraduate. Know your individual goals for what you want to achieve during your time in college as far as academic standards, leadership responsibilities, community service, etc. goes and find a chapter that helps you work towards those goals and elevate your own personal standards.

Can freshmen be recruited?

Yes! Anyone can be recruited and attend recruitment events. However no one can join a fraternity until the complete 12 hours of college classes. This gives freshmen the opportunity to adjust to college before joining a fraternity. We advise you to still go through recruitment during the first semester as you will have plenty of time to see what chapter is best for you so that come spring semester you know for sure if a chapter is the right fit.

How will joining affect my grades?

The average GPA of fraternity/sorority men and women is higher than the average non-greek student's GPA, so you will likely experience a positive change. Every chapter has a scholarship chairmen whose goal is to assist the members in their academic development. There is variance between chapters on the academic standards they hold their members to. You should join a chapter whose academic expectations align with yours. 

I want to join, but I am scared of being hazed. What do I do?

Do not worry! The Ohio State University, as well as The Multicultural Greek Council has a very strict ANTI-HAZING policy, and reinforces it extensively. The policy can be found here!

How do I join one of these amazing organizations?

Each of our Greek organizations have different processes and recruitment opportunities! You can email the president of their own respected org to find out more information!