Greek Life

Athens, OH
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College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not been close enough to the group life activities go see how they work. My acquaintences that are in Greek life love it and have great community though.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life isn't huge, but it doesn't go unnoticed. Overall, it doesn't have a huge impact on campus and few people will treat you differently based on wether or not you rushed.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I would say most non-Greek students view the Greek students as huge partiers and as thinking that they are better than everyone else who isn't Greek. Whether or not this is how Greek's feel, I don't know. I have never felt like this, but I am not around people who are involved in Greek life that often.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Prior to arriving I heard that it was not a high deal to be in one, but after being around it has a more noticeable greek life than expected.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Most are douchers with a capital D!!

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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 99 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 is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 99 responses

  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 48% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 99 responses

  • 13% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 6% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 81% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 98 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 16% Very easy.
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