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3 College Junior

Greek Life: It always feels like there are more Greek students then there are.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks seem to be important individuals in many organizations on campus. You seem to be able to tell a lot about a person from the Greek organization they are in or the one they hang around the most. There also seem to be a lot of politics in the Greek life. All of these opinions are from an unaffiliated view. I would never go Greek at Oglethorpe in the traditional sense. I would however consider the Service fraternity or the medical fraternity or honors fraternity, one that isn't a typical "Greek organization" that you think of when you hear Greek.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I enjoy most Greeks on campus because they do great projects for society and they treat me equally as good as someone who is Greek.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is great for parties, but no one really cares about it except people in it. Do not be scared by the media image of Greek life; Oglethorpe is different! It is definitely NOT like at other schools. Our chapters are pretty quirky for the most part, and very loving toward each other. Since they are very small (about 30-50 members in each) it makes our Greek community very close! I think it's a fun way to get involved, and since it is very non exclusive I recommend everyone go through rush and recruitment, even if just to meet people.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Oglethorpe's greek life isn't very diverse. It just recently added two African-American sororities.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 410th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 694th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 785th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 876th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

All Greek organizations play a part in campus life, but theirs is by no means an overbearing role. Greek events are firmly established as a part of the OU community, and many are significant sources of entertainment for students. Actually joining one can be a fun but time-consuming process. Some students see rushing as difficult, but an equal amount have said it was easy.

Fraternities and sororities are fun when it comes to parties, and they're very inviting to all students regardless of whether or not they join. However, there are only a few choices available on campus. The two fraternities and three sororities interact rather well with each other, but they could all benefit from more funding and from the addition of a third social fraternity.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Chi Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Chi Omega
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% We don't have Greek life.
  • 5% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 5% 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.
  • 24% 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 20 responses

  • 55% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 40% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 20 responses

  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% Very difficult.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Very easy.
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