Greek Life

Location
San Francisco, CA
Undergrads
22,510
Tuition (in-state)
$18,098 ($6,440)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Greek Life: It seems there is only a Greek social atmosphere on campus during rush week, it's not very abundant during the rest of the semester. I rarely hear of frat or sorority parties, and I have never been to a chapter house.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty cool here! They're diverse and friends with everyone, you don't have to be in Greek life to enjoy it, but if you didn't, you would surely miss out on all the brotherly and sisterly bonding that goes on :)

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm new, so I don't know a whole lot!

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's pretty easy to join a Greek society. More fraternities than sororities but no housing. You never see a lot of posters or flyers on campus promoting them either so they are pretty low kew

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't see much geeks at sfsu

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 106th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 603rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 942nd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1026th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Courtnee Rizzo
Hometown
Rocklin, CA
Major
English
Grad Year
2012
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Greek life at SFSU should not be labeled as nonexistent, but maybe nonenthusiastic would sum it up better. Sure, the limited number of frats and sororities flood the campus during Welcome Week, just like any other university, but it’s all sorts of different. At San Francisco State, there are no "houses" for these groups—just hazing and other fun social events, without the glitz and glitter. Joining Greek life at SFSU may be rewarding in building friendships and being philanthropic, but students shouldn't expect it to make them the new king or queen of the campus.

The benefits really do outweigh the cons, however; so it is recommended that incoming students check out the Greek organizations to see if one might be a good fit for them. Who can think of a better start other than one that includes many résumé-worthy events, plus all of the "cool kids" in school?

Facts & Statistics

Number of Fraternities
10
Number of Sororities
17
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Chi Rho Omicron
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Zeta Chi Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Omicron
  • Alpha Phi
  • Beta Phi
  • Delta Kappa Sigma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Psi Epsilon
  • Lambda Chi Mu
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Phi Gamma Chi
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
  • Sigma Pi Alpha
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Chi Rho Omicron
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
Fraternity and Sorority Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 106 responses

  • 5% We don't have Greek life.
  • 39% 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.
  • 46% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 10% 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

  • 5% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 86% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 7% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 106 responses

  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 63% 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.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 18% Very easy.

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