Greek Life

Location
Waco, TX
Undergrads
12,615
Tuition
$33,716
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Fraternities and sororities are just a small part of the college experience here.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's unfortunate that Greeks can't live together. Non-greeks generally think that us greeks are rich and snobby.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't participate in greek life.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: There are sororities and fraternities, but they are not very large and they do not make up a significant portion of the student body. Greeks are usually pretty tolerant of non-Greeks but can seem extremely snobby.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life, because I'm not in a fraternity and I don't party.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 24th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 24th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 513rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 957th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Teni Odunsi
Hometown
San Antonio, TX
Major
Environmental Studies
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The odd thing about Greek Life at Baylor is that it appears to be huge because the infiltration of T-shirts, events, parties, and propaganda are dominated by Greek organizations. During Rush, the organizations set up tables to entice new members, since their continuation is entirely dependent upon a healthy pledge class and alumni. Active members participate in intramurals, service projects, and social gatherings. Most of the off-campus parties are held at Greek houses or end up at one. For such a low percentage of students actually involved in an organization, their influence and visibility is incredibly high. Different groups have different stereotypes; that being said, most of the members of the organizations are just as approachable as the next person.

The number one thing about Greek organizations is that you don't have to join one to have fun or go to the parties. Chances are, by the time you're a sophomore you will have a good friend that rushed an organization, and therefore you'll be invited by extension when they hold off-campus parties, which are not sanctioned by the University and usually aren't approved activities. There are plenty of perks to joining a fraternity or sorority, such as having upperclassmen warn you about certain classes and professors, saving their work and passing it on, alumni all over the country, and social interaction, but if you're just looking for some friends or are interested in service events, there are other options that are a lot less expensive.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
13%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
17%
Number of Fraternities
24
Number of Sororities
18
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Beta Upsilon Chi
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Omega Tau
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Chi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Chi Alpha
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Phi Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Phi Lambda
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Epsilon Psi (MGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Gamma Alpha Omega (MGC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Delta Chi (MGC)
  • Kappa Phi Gamma (MGC)
  • Omega Delta Phi (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Iota Alpha (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Pan-Hellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • In the spring of every year, the Greek organizations put on a musical performance known as All University Sing, or just Sing. Sing has gotten so big that a Sing Committee has imposed spending limits and rehearsal time for performances. As many as 18 groups participate, and it isn't limited to Greek organizations. The top eight performances do an encore in the fall for Homecoming and Pigskin Revue. Tickets are usually sold out months in advance and range in price from $14-$20.
  • Hazing is strictly prohibited by the University.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 132 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 48% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 43% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 132 responses

  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 89% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 7% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 132 responses

  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 13% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 49% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 17% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 132 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 39% Somewhat difficult.
  • 45% Somewhat easy.
  • 12% Very easy.
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