Greek Life

Pomona, CA
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$17,783 ($6,125)
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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Being part of a school who has Greek life is pretty interesting. Fraternities and Sororities hold many fun activities and other special event. The main quad gets full of greek students during University Hour and it allows for a better atmosphere to evolve.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The most ugly, cheap housing and parties. I think they do well for the community though.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Lots of bad stereotypes about Greeks

4 College Student

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek but I hear good things about it and my friends meet a lot of great people through their frat/sorority. I think most non-Greeks hold a positive view of Greeks.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: WHY IS THERE NO HOUSING FOR SORORITIES? I don't even want to be in a sorority, but I think it's extremely unfair that fraternities get houses and not sororities.


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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
Sierra Madre, CA
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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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • 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
  • 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 91 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 13% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 62% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 21% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 91 responses

  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 44% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 13% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 90 responses

  • 22% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 58% No special housing is available.
  • 8% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 12% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 90 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 28% Somewhat difficult.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 17% Very easy.


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