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$17,510 ($6,350)
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College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm an engineering student and don't pay attention

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You form connections but it ultimately consumes most people who join.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not personally gone Greek, but i have heard that it is fun and get to meet tons of new people all the time.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not into the greek life, but they do throw good parties, but many of them are exclusive so you have to know someone to get in

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a fraternity member.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 166th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 199th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1056th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1064th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kyleena Harper
Hometown
Sierra Madre, CA
Major
English
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For being a commuter campus, the Greek life at Cal Poly Pomona is vibrant. Even though there is no official "Greek Row," most of the fraternities do have unofficial houses in Pomona or the neighboring cities. These houses are where all the parties at CPP are held. The fraternities are constantly throwing parties, trying to outdo each other. Friday, Phi Kappa Tau may host their “Ho Ho Ho” Christmas party, and Saturday, Sigma Chi will try to party even harder with “Heaven or Hell.”

Greek Week is another exciting time for all of the sororities and fraternities or just for anyone that wants to see all of the Greek organizations compete against each other in a variety of events that encompass an entire week. The biggest event of the week is Lip Sync, where each fraternity and sorority comes up with a ten-minute skit that includes dancing and acting.

If someone is involved in other areas of campus life, they are also more often than not Greek. Most leadership positions on campus are held by someone that is also a member of a Greek organization, whether it is the President of the Associated Students, Inc., or an orientation leader. The bond between the sisters and brothers of these organizations is also easy to see around campus. Greeks can always be seen eating lunch together at "The Pancakes,” volunteering together, or even living together in the dorms or off-campus housing.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
2%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
1%
Number of Fraternities
18
Number of Sororities
11
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Chi Rho Omicron
  • Delta Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Triangle
  • Zeta Phi Rho
Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Tau Alpha  
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega (DGC)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Gamma (DGC)
  • Alpha Pi Sigma (DGC)
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda (DGC)
  • Chi Rho Omicron (DGC)
  • Delta Delta (DGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (DGC)
  • Lambda Theta Phi (DGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Rho (DGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Diversified Greek Council (DGC)
  • Greek Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
A lot of the fraternities and sororities have major philanthropic events each year that draw a big crowd. But one of the biggest events that the Greeks are noted for is the annual Greek Week. This is a week filled with competitive activities, ending with one of the most entertaining events, Lip Sync, where Greek members perform a live skit that includes lip sync dance routines to songs.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 96 responses

  • 20% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 62% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 12% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 95 responses

  • 16% Very easy.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 96 responses

  • 12% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 8% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 57% No special housing is available.
  • 22% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 96 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

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