Greek Life

Athens, OH
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College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not really involved in this

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't where the only parties are at or what all the talk on campus is about. It's a fun way to get involved and meet new people, I know a lot of my friends that have made great friends from joining a sorority/frat. However, it is not something that people should feel pressured to join because it's not HUGE at Ohio University.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have as many as I would like

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College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life on campus is interesting. I am not involved in one, but they are really cool. They're positive and they always encourage positivity around campus.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved in a house but believe on any campus it adds to the atmosphere and campus connections


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 124th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1012nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1091st
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1206th
    Best Greek Housing

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Nash Bober
Berlin Heights, Ohio
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Greek life can be a blast for those involved. Even for non-Greeks, getting into their parties can be a wild time. But it's certainly not the focus of social life at OU. Students say that it is a great way to meet people during the beginning of your college career, but certainly not necessary for all social interaction (the residence halls and random parties are more than enough). Most students believe that joining a Greek organization just isn't necessary to have fun or make friends at OU, but those who have joined have enjoyed their experience, had a lot of fun, and made amazing friends. It just depends on the person.

Basically, if you are interested in going Greek, check out the options during Rush Week, but do it spring or winter rather than fall. This gives you the chance to make your own friends first before jumping into the Greek lifestyle. Many people, fearful they won't make friends, join a sorority or frat right away, which then becomes their entire, somewhat sheltered, social group. Simply put, at OU, social life doesn't revolve around the Greek system-wait until at least one quarter has gone by before deciding to rush. It's best to develop your own friendships and interests before making the decision.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Acacia
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Theta Chi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Rho Lambda
  • Women's Pan-Hellenic Association
Did You Know?
Rho Lambda is an organization honoring Pan-Hellenic women who contribute greatly to the Women's Pan-Hellenic Association and their sorority.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 107 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 12% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 66% 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 kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 106 responses

  • 13% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 7% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 80% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 107 responses

  • 21% 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.
  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 106 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Very easy.
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