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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks don't really get in the way of anything, and there are enough non greeks that you can find any kind of party (usually better parties) outside of greek life

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at UCLA is really fun and a solid part of the community, but it doesn't run everything the way it does at some schools. Greeks throw lots of parties and have a big impact on the social atmosphere. Since UCLA is in such a confined area, there aren't many houses nearby, so the only other parties are apartment parties, which can get crowded. I am a non-Greek student, but have plenty of Greek friends, and never feel left out or awkward at all. The frat houses are very diverse, and the sorority houses are beautiful. The frat houses and sorority houses are on opposite sides of the campus, however, so there is no true Greek row.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: Maybe I'm the wrong person to be asked but Greek life doesn't really seem to make much of a difference. Their housing looks nice from the outside.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is truly amazing! The Greeks are highly involved in the community and their respective philanthropies. The sorority and fraternity members are some of the most accomplished and inspiring people that I know.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I honestly wouldn't know. I've seen flyers for Greek Life, but have not attended a party or gathering hosted by them. I know people in frats and sororities, but not much has been said about Greek life.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 31st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 615th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 998th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1195th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Suzy Strutner
Newport Beach, Calif.
Communication Studies
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Greek Bruins try to make it a point to show that they're not the letter-wearing, keg-chugging animals stereotyped on TV. And to some extent, this is true—when chatting up a sorority girl or frat guy, you know there's a UCLA-worthy brain in there. There's little hierarchy or cliquey-ness to be found within Bruin frats and sororities, though the Greek system itself often acts as a giant, everyone-knows-and-loves-each-other family to which other students are merely foreigners. Most agree that the process of joining one of UCLA's many nationally recognized houses can be daunting, but the years of camaraderie, networking opportunities, and feel-good service ventures are worth it.

As far as Greeks and the social scene goes, frat parties tend to make up a large part of weekend activity and are often the only alternative to low-key apartment gatherings. If you're a member of Greek life, this means you're constantly ambushed with raging opportunities, while non-Greeks may just have to watch from the sidelines. Greeks typically also attend two official events per week, such as date parties, philanthropy events, or club-centered "raids" with other houses. However, students who choose not to partake in Greek parties still find themselves with all of L.A. to conquer by night—the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica are popular party destinations and only a car or bus ride away.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Omega
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Lambda Phi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Omega Sigma Tau
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Sigma Pi Beta
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Theta Xi
  • Triangle
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Phi Rho
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Chi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Alpha Delta
  • Chi Delta Theta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Gamma Rho Lambda
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Psi Epsilon
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Phi Lambda Rho
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta
  • Sigma Delta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Tau Theta Pi
  • Theta Kappa Phi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega (MIGC)
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha (MIGC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Chi Alpha Delta (AGC)
  • Chi Delta Theta (MIGC)
  • Delta Lambda Phi (MIGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Gamma Rho Lambda (MIGC)
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha (LGC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Psi Epsilon (MIGC)
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon (AGC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (LGC)
  • Lambda Theta Nu (LGC)
  • Nu Alpha Kappa (LGC)
  • Omega Sigma Tau (AGC)
  • Phi Lambda Rho (LGC)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi (MIGC)
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta (MIGC)
  • Sigma Delta Sigma (MIGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta (LGC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (LGC)
  • Sigma Pi Beta (MIGC)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (MIGC)
  • Tau Theta Pi (MIGC)
  • Theta Kappa Phi (AGC)
  • Zeta Phi Rho (MIGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Asian Greek Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Latino Greek Council
  • Multi-Interest Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
The ABC TV series "Greek" is often filmed on campus, and the show's story line is rumored to revolve around real events in the UCLA Greek system.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 163 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 47% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 42% 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 162 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 38% Somewhat difficult.
  • 51% Somewhat easy.
  • 8% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 163 responses

  • 21% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 6% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 71% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 163 responses

  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 55% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
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