Greek Life

Location
Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergrads
25,430
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek students seem to non-Greek students ordinary

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Those involved in Greek Life are very involved in the school and community. However, because Greek Life is a big deal and offers so much, the dues and fees are very expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I plan on going through rush this fall and from what I heard it is a very big deal with nearly a third of students participating in greek life.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek system thinks it runs the school. And it does for the most part.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Alabama is known for having the nation's number 1 Greek system. Greek life here is huge and very influential on university functions. Each fraternity has their own tailgating site and seating section at football games. They also organize the biggest philanthropy and community service events on campus. Oh, and the parties are incredible.

Greeks here are actually very classy people. They are the ones who always show up for class and act and dress the best. Non-greeks are involved in many Greek events even though they are not officially affiliated with a fraternity or sorority. Many athletes and ROTC students are Greek as well. They have some of the nicest, most organized housing options for its members in addition to just the houses. You don't have to be Greek here to enjoy a good college experience, but it would make the experience a hell of a lot better if you're Greek.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 16th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 181st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1164th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1247th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Josh Morris
Hometown
Bath, Maine
Major
Public Relations
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Greeks are widely known on campus. They are easy to point out since they have a certain look to them-preppy. Greeks come to class wearing lettered T-shirts and their cars have stickers revealing which Greek organization they are a part of. The fraternity houses are always throwing parties, and many independent students attend. The stereotype is rich, stuck up, and that they don't care to be your friend unless you too are a part of the Greek system. There are plenty that chose not to go Greek, but they say they still have good friends that are. Greek students take pride in their system and enjoy the social benefits. However, being Greek is not the only way to have fun. Independent students say they have just as much fun.

During Student Government (SGA) and Homecoming Queen elections, independent and Greek students battle out to see who controls the campus. Some believe that the Greeks try to own the school by only electing other Greeks into SGA. Independents encourage everyone to vote and stop the Greeks from winning. This is usually the only time the Greeks and independents overall disagree. Greek or not, this does not stop students from being friends with each other. Being Greek is not for everyone.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
22%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
29%
Number of Fraternities
32
Number of Sororities
23
Fraternities
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Chi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Association
  • United Greek Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 168 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 26% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 12% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 62% 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 168 responses

  • 1% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 92% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 168 responses

  • 37% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 24% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 33% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 167 responses

  • 10% Very difficult.
  • 47% Somewhat difficult.
  • 39% Somewhat easy.
  • 4% Very easy.

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