Greek Life

Baton Rouge, LA
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Since LSU is so big, Greek life is one of the easiest ways to meet people.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Everyone who is in Greek life loves it. I personally am not in it right now.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There houses are really nice and they contribute to the college by bringing in more students. The parties are awesome too.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is very involved on campus and everyone is acceptable of those who aren't in Greek sororities or fraternities.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek through a lot of the events on campus so you might want to find one or 2 or 3 and make them your friend! They are generally nice though and you can also suggest to them events that you would like to see on campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 25th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 432nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1136th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1237th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kim Moreau
Baton Rouge, La
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LSU Greek life may only make up a small percentage of the undergraduate population, but many students might doubt the number given Greek life's prominence on campus. With the majority of Greek organizations having houses and membership numbers between 50 and 200, Greek life plays a huge part at the school. Greek students show proud allegiance to the fraternity and sorority cause by donning Greek T-shirts and dressing "fratty" in polos and khakis. LSU is a school known for having a party reputation, and Greeks are usually considered the ones responsible for the status. Fraternities throw huge weekend-long parties, such as Kappa Sigma "South Seas" and Acacia "Night on the Nile," that require the talents of their construction management members to build huge bridges and sand dunes. 

There is a positive side to pledging on a campus so big—many students consider Greek life a great way to get to know people quickly. Greeks tend to clump together at certain bars around town and at parties at the fraternity houses. Fraternities and sororities throw parties like formals and bus trips, have weekly exchanges, participate in intramural sports, and host events. Greeks even have their own campus bus route. But despite their high visibility, Greeks aren't considered the only organization for students to get involved in on campus. Incoming freshmen can check out Greek life, as well as other major campus organizations like LSU Ambassadors. Greek life is a great way to make the campus smaller, but not the only option for those looking to make some friends.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Acacia
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Xi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Recruitment Counselors
Did You Know?
  • In the spring, fraternities and sororities participate in a blitz-build for Habitat for Humanity. Greeks also participate in Songfest, in which sororities and fraternities compete with choreographed dance and song routines—watch out, Britney Spears.
  • Rumor has it that the movie Animal House was based on Greek life at LSU.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 102 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 1% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 7% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 37% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 54% 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 101 responses

  • 6% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 87% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 102 responses

  • 30% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 41% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 101 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 47% Somewhat difficult.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 7% Very easy.


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