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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is prevalent but not essential to a student's happiness at Tulane. It is a southern school, so the chapters have many values rooted in old, southern traditions. However, there is a variety of chapters, enough so that each student can find his or her fit.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: greek life is pretty big at tulane and you definitely notice their presence at certain times during the year, like the first few weeks, however if you are not greek and still a sociable person you get to enjoy many of the parties that occur on campus. it can be mainly about who you know

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life can be good and bad. There are some frats and sorors that are utterly awful, and there are some that are doing okay. Tulane has had most of greek life suspended numerous times for being too crazy.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you want to go greek, Tulane is a great place, and many students who do not plan on rushing before spring semester end up doing it.

College Senior

Greek Life: I do not know much about the greeklife at Tulane University


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 50th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 822nd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 893rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 988th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

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Lauren Toppenberg
Knoxville, TN
Spanish/Latin American Studies
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If you go Greek, it will likely be a dominant part of your college life, but if you decide that it isn’t your thing, the Greek scene won’t affect you at all. There is the option of going to frat and sorority parties during the fall semester, and the opportunity to rush and pledge in the spring semester. Other than being bombarded with people wearing Greek T-shirts, flip-flops, pins, etc., there is not much Greek on the Tulane campus.

People who are in fraternities and sororities are very loyal to their organization and make it a priority right up there with school work. You rarely ever hear of someone hating the Greek system, and few leave fraternities/sororities once they’ve joined. Greek life is a great way to make new friends, boyfriends and girlfriends, and connections for the future. Greek students tend to be fiercely loyal to their organizations and to their pledge groups, and many of these loyalties extend beyond the college years.

At Tulane, you won’t feel pressured to join one of these organizations, and your social life isn’t going to suffer if you choose to avoid pledging. Being in a sport or a club can provide almost the same network as any sorority or fraternity and can be just as fun.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Xi Nu
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • GAMMA (Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol)
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 67 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 52% 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 kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 67 responses

  • 34% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 40% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 25% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 67 responses

  • 7% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 55% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 67 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 36% Somewhat difficult.
  • 52% Somewhat easy.
  • 12% Very easy.


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