Greek Life

Northridge, CA
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The students that are included in Greek life are very outgoing they are always hosting different events and always trying to get new people to join.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some Greek sororities and fraternities are really welcoming & inviting. Fees for them are expensive though.

College Freshman

Greek Life: It seems like greek life is a big deal on campus, just haven't experienced it.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek Life could be better.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not necessarily greek but I am considering joining the greek life. I am always hanging out with them and I love their charisma and ambition.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 215th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 840th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 846th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 926th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Ritchie
English/Liberal Studies
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Because CSUN is mainly a commuter school, students often don't get the social atmosphere they would at other universities with more housing options. Thus, getting involved with Greek life is an alternative if you want to feel a sense of unity. Greeks are everywhere, but not so much that they are in your face about it. Of course, rush period can make it seem like Greek life dominates, but other than that, fraternities and sororities don't really stand out all that much. They mostly just participate in fundraisers.

Just as CSUN is diverse in its population, it's also diverse when it comes to the different Greek organizations that are offered. Everything from Christian to Armenian Greek organizations are available for students to join, representing multiple cultures. However, students don't have to go Greek in order to have a social life; it's just easier to have one if they do. 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Psi Rho
  • Beta Gamma Nu
  • Gamma Chi Rho
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Pi
  • Mu Lambda Psi
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Omega Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Lambda Nu
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Tau Omega Rho
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha
  • Alpha Lambda Mu
  • Alpha Nu Kappa
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Alpha Sigma Theta
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Lambda Chi
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Gamma Alpha Theta
  • Gamma Rho Lambda
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Phi Lambda Rho
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Psi Omega
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Omega Nu
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega (AFSC)
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha (AFSC)
  • Alpha Lambda Mu
  • Alpha Nu Kappa
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Pi Sigma (USFC)
  • Alpha Psi Rho (USFC)
  • Alpha Sigma Theta
  • Beta Gamma Nu
  • Delta Lambda Chi (USFC)
  • Gamma Alpha Omega (USFC)
  • Gamma Alpha Theta
  • Gamma Chi Rho
  • Gamma Rho Lambda (USFC)
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha (USFC)
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma (USFC)
  • Lambda Sigma Pi
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (USFC)
  • Lambda Theta Nu (USFC)
  • Mu Lambda Psi
  • Nu Alpha Kappa (USFC)
  • Omega Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Phi Lambda Nu
  • Phi Lambda Rho (USFC)
  • Phi Psi Omega
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta (USFC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta (USFC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (USFC)
  • Sigma Omega Nu (USFC)
  • Tau Omega Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Armenian Fraternity/Sorority Council (AFSC)
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Council
  • United Sorority & Fraternity Council (USFC)

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 131 responses

  • 5% We don't have Greek life.
  • 18% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 22% 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 131 responses

  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 41% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 130 responses

  • 19% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 46% No special housing is available.
  • 8% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 26% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 130 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 33% Somewhat difficult.
  • 57% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Very easy.


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