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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty clicky at SF state and usually you see different races stick with their own race.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life at San Francisco State University is growing. There are many new Interest Groups, who are hoping to bring National and Regional sororities and fraternities to campus. The Greek Organizations on campus are very active within the community. Community Service is a huge part of these organization's activity, which may fulfill some of their philanthropies. There is no "Greek Row," nor are there any houses near campus with Greek Letters visible. Some members of Greek Organizations may live with one another, but they are not "official" houses.

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!


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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
Rocklin, CA
Grad Year
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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
Number of Sororities
  • 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
  • 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 108 responses

  • 5% We don't have Greek life.
  • 38% 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.
  • 11% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 107 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 18% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 107 responses

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

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 108 responses

  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 62% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.


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