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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is kinda pointless. The only real value in it is if you have no friends and want to pay to get some and hang out with them on weekends. All the parties for these groups are extremely boring and only like 10-20 people attend them.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I wish it were bigger and more known. I would love to have a house to live in rather than just having to meet in the campus center.

College Senior

Greek Life: I do not know much about this topic

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No Greek life has houses. They do quite a bit together on campus, but it's not that important.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I think it's silly to have to be part of a group to be able to at the least "pretend" to do something good for the world or your community. If it was really imperative to people in Greek to do something for their community there would not be such a bitter rivalry between them all.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 180th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 693rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 759th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 990th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kourtney Forrester
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Most of the Greek organizations at IUPUI emphasize scholarship, leadership, philanthropic service, and social development. Because there are no actual fraternity or sorority houses on campus, these Greek organizations tend to stay on task with service, development, and leadership. Partying with these groups is not something that students generally do. Instead, they get involved with them and do service projects like the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, or they attend events hosted by the organizations.

Greek life, in the traditional sense, is definitely lacking at IUPUI, but the focus on professionalism is very beneficial to the students that get involved in Greek organizations. For example, students can network with other students on a strictly professional basis in professional fields such as law and business. It is almost certain that they go out and interact socially with one another, having drinks or dinner, but house parties and traditional hazing is not an aspect of Greek life at IUPUI.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Omega
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Alpha Phi Omega - Tau Omicron
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Zeta
  • Etta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society
  • Tau Omicron Pi
Did You Know?
Most Greek activity at IUPUI is service or business oriented, which represents the fact that IUPUI is well-known for its commitment to service and professionalism.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 121 responses

  • 11% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 39% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 39% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 10% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 120 responses

  • 21% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 23% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 120 responses

  • 9% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 8% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 79% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 121 responses

  • 20% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 58% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.


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