Greek Life

Location
Riverside, CA
Undergrads
18,054
Tuition (in-state)
$35,838 ($12,960)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek community is okay. At times they are very segregated but I feel as though they don's seclude themselves from the student body completely.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It doesn't play as big of a part in campus. If you're in, you're in and a few thousand dollar short. If not, then it doesn't make a lot of difference. It mostly depends on your major. Being part of a house will help you greatly for networking.

There are no official Greek housing. They live outside campus and where-ever they are that's where the party is.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There isn't any Greek housing, but it would be great if there was.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Nothing special from what I understand. but that's coming from someone who was a student athlete. We just didnt care.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's is a small part of campus so they don't affect anything really.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 165th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 537th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 910th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 991st
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hayley Cruz
Hometown
Riverside
Major
English
Grad Year
2013
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Like most of UCR's organizations, the Greek life is an informal and casual presence on campus. A large number of Greek groups are multicultural and officially part of UCR's ethnic programs. No special housing is available for Greeks, so any gatherings must be conducted in resident or off-campus dwellings. The party scene is controlled mainly by the fraternities and sororities, but it is possible to attend the parties without actually joining, though it is worth considering if you enjoy that sort of social activity.

Some non-Greeks are under the impression that Greek life is popular simply due to the partying, but mostly non-Greeks are indifferent toward fraternities and sororities; it's simply another organization to join. There are a number of organizations at UCR outside of Greek life that serve the needs and interests of students in other ways. The fraternities and sororities give students a different method of extending their social network, making long-lasting friendships, and overall, having some fun.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
7%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
7%
Number of Fraternities
22
Number of Sororities
22
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Beta Upsilon Delta
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Epsilon Iota Sigma
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • La Union Estudiantil de la Raza (UER)
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Phi Rho
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Gamma Rho Lambda
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Latinic Societas Unitas (LSU)
  • Omega Zeta Chi
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Rho Delta Chi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
  • Sigma Pi Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • La Union Estudiantil de la Raza (UER)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Latinic Societas Unitas (LSU)
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • College Panhellenic Association (CPA)
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Did You Know?
The first national fraternity approved for the UCR campus was Alpha Phi Omega in 1968.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 98 responses

  • 8% We don't have Greek life.
  • 12% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% 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.
  • 26% 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 98 responses

  • 7% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 74% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 14% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 98 responses

  • 17% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 16% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 55% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 98 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 32% Somewhat difficult.
  • 57% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Very easy.

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