Greek Life

San Marcos, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't think the Greek life affect the social atmosphere.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They seem to be everywhere and they all look the same, which leads me to believe that you have to be a certain kind of person and look a certain kind of way to be able to join the Greek life.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Female Greek students are annoying. They're all snobby and live off of their parents. They exclusively wear pastel-colored monogrammed clothing head-to-toe. The guys are mostly douchebags except the frat boys do throw really cool parties. Greek life is only big at TXST if you involve yourself in it. Otherwise it's easy to ignore.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: It isn't what I am into, it isn't something that I would do.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Because I live on campus it seems like the greek life is huge, however, there are so many other types of people. You just need to put yourself out there.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 17th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 333rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1090th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1144th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nate Stanley
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Greek life at Texas State is very active and very positive. The fraternities and sororities work hard to make a positive impact on Texas State and the San Marcos community.

You will see Greek members hanging out in the quad (centerish part of campus) doing fundraisers every day. Joining a fraternity or sorority is an excellent way to really get involved with your campus and the surrounding community. It's also a great way to make some close friends, as well as network with various employers you may be helping raise funds for.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Pi
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Sigma Delta Lambda
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Delta Lambada
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Lambada Beta
  • Sigma Lambada Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Some fraternities require their pledges to sleep in the quad all night.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 158 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 40% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 45% 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 158 responses

  • 27% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 25% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 41% 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 157 responses

  • 18% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 30% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 50% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 157 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 50% Somewhat difficult.
  • 41% Somewhat easy.
  • 6% Very easy.


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