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Greek Life

What is Greek Life?

Sororities and fraternities are social organizations that represent critical areas of life on campus, including leadership, academics, and community service. Greek Life is an essential piece of any university campus. When you join a sorority or fraternity at Central State University, you can expect to build lifelong friendships with peers who hold values similar to your own.

The Divine Nine includes four African American sororities and five fraternities that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Join one of the Divine Nine at Central State and build lifelong relationships. Each is dedicated to academic excellence, service, and camaraderie.

The Office of Student Life and Development is the home for all honorary and social Greek letter organizations. Central State University has an active NPHC that houses Divine Nine organizations and an Independent Greek Council that is comprised of honorary Greek letter organizations. Each organization has specific membership criteria. We continuously seek new organizations to join our home to fit the needs and interests of Marauders.

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
    Founded: Dec. 4, 1906, at Cornell University
    Chapter: Delta Xi, chartered Jan. 8, 1951
    Website: http://www.alpha-phi-alpha.com

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    Founded: Jan. 15, 1908, at Howard University
    Chapter: Beta Xi, chartered Feb. 16, 1952
    Website: http://www.aka1908.com

    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
    Founded: Jan. 5, 1911, at Indiana University
    Chapter: Delta Zeta, Feb. 5, 1952
    Website: http://www.kappaalphapsi1911.com

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    Founded: Nov. 17, 1911, at Howard University
    Chapter: Eta Gamma, Oct. 28, 1951
    Website: http://www.oppf.org

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    Founded: Jan. 13, 1913, at Howard University
    Chapter: Delta Kappa, Feb. 9, 1951
    Website: http://www.deltasigmatheta.org

    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
    Founded: Jan. 9, 1914, at Howard University
    Chapter: Nu, March 15, 1947
    Website:  http://www.pbs1914.org

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (inactive)
    Founded: Jan. 16, 1920, at Howard University
    Chapter: Chi Beta, Feb. 22, 1952
    Website: http://www.zphib1920.org

    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
    Founded: Nov. 12, 1922, at Butler University
    Chapter: Delta Omega, Jan. 30, 1971
    Website: http://www.sgrho1922.org

    Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
    Founded: Sept. 19, 1963, at Morgan State University
    Chapter: Alpha Mu, Feb. 28, 1981
    Website: http://www.iotaphitheta.org

    • Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Eta Eta Chapter
    • Nu Rho Sigma National Fine Arts Fraternity

    For information, please contact (937) 376-6567.


Central State University is committed to promoting a safe and healthy campus environment, and the University has a zero-tolerance policy for hazing in any form. Members of the campus community have the right to be free from all forms of hazing.

Collin's Law

Collin's Law is Ohio's Anti Hazing Act, which was signed into law in July 2021 to enact changes intended to end hazing and cultural issues that enable hazing to persist. 

Collin's Law includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Expands the definition of hazing and specifies that hazing may include “coercing another to consume alcohol or a drug of abuse."
  • Increases the penalty for hazing to a second-degree misdemeanor.
  • Expands the list of officials required to report hazing.
  • Widens the scope of those who can be punished for participating in or permitting hazing. (A violation that results in serious harm is a third-degree felony.)
  • Requires that those aware of hazing report it to authorities, with penalties up to a first-degree misdemeanor for failing to do so.
  • Requires the Ohio Department of Higher Education to implement a statewide anti-hazing plan.
  • Requires staff and volunteers at colleges and universities to undergo training on hazing awareness and prevention.

See Governor DeWine Signs Collin's Law for more information.


IUC Risk Management & Insurance Consortium UE RMPC Anti-Hazing Efforts

Collin's Law Report — January 2023