Greek Life

Location
Saint Louis, MO
Undergrads
8,806
Tuition
$36,090
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a Greek - can't really speak to it. I know some great people in Greek life and some not so great people in Greek life. Depends on your personality.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is a great way to branch out and the people in it are nice. They do a lot of community service but also throw a lot of events and parties

College Freshman

Greek Life: Was not part of Greek life. It is not a dominating factor at SLU and you will not feel left out at SLU because you are not in Greek life.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: only thing missing is housing. parties are good and chapters are good

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't really pay much attention to the greek life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 149th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 216th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1065th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1176th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Katie Kuemmel
Hometown
Waukesha, WI
Major
Occupational Therapy
Grad Year
2012
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About 20 percent of SLU students are involved in Greek organizations. Translation: Students in sororities and fraternities are very involved within their organization, but Greeks are not a dominating power on campus. With six sororities and nine fraternities, students interested in going Greek can definitely find a group to fit into. Sororities host formal recruitment the second week of the fall semester, and the fraternities have rush events at the beginning of each semester. There are no Greek houses on campus, so all fraternity and sorority members have the option to live in DeMattias Hall with their brothers and sisters during their sophomore year. Greeks tend to have friends in multiple other Greek organizations, and rivalries are minimal. They are also very active in philanthropy, and each organization has a philanthropy week where they raise fund for their respective organizations. The Greek organizations frequently offer social events for members. Fraternities open their events to all girls, and sorority members can invite Greek or non-Greek dates.

There is little pressure for students to join Greek organizations, and the student body generally looks favorably on the Greeks. Even if you don't go Greek, there are plenty of social opportunities to fill your calendar. The SLU community is welcoming to all students, and it's easy to find a group of friends with similar interests.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
14%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
19%
Number of Fraternities
11
Number of Sororities
7
Fraternities
  • Alpha Delta Gamma
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Fraternities and sororities have been a part of SLU since the early 1900s.
  • During Greek Week, each fraternity and sorority has a series of events and parties.
  • Sigma Chi is the only Greek organization with an actual house; everyone else lives either in their respective areas of DeMattias Hall, or on their own.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 82 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 13% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 67% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 17% 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 81 responses

  • 1% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 26% No special housing is available.
  • 68% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 5% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 82 responses

  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 48% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 28% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 81 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 12% Somewhat difficult.
  • 60% Somewhat easy.
  • 26% Very easy.
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