Greek Life

Boulder, CO
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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a really big thing on campus, but its okay to not join also

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Parties are great, they're not the most fun people to be around though.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't participate in Greek life, so cannot really say.

College Senior

Greek Life: I have no clue on how to join or get into fraternities or sororities, however I do know that they are very active around campus and they are always looking for recruits and people to join. I see them around campus and everything and they are very friendly

College Student

Greek Life: I'm not part of a Greek life


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 91st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 793rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1157th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1216th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sara K. Jordan
Littleton, CO
International Affairs
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Many freshmen find that Greek life helps students adjust to the overwhelming college lifestyle by offering a number of social activities, as well as an overall sense of community. Within the first few weeks of school, freshmen have the opportunity to participate in the fraternity and sorority selection process known as "rush." Over the course of roughly a week, potential Greeks meet with sorority and fraternity members to determine the best fit. Although a growing number of incoming students choose to participate, the majority of the school remains impartial to the Greek lifestyle, allowing for a wide variety of social scenes.

While Greeks do make up a large percentage of the bar scene, they do not shun fellow students. Their commitment to each other is apparent, yet Greeks in Boulder seem to be more laid-back in that they do not exclusively limit themselves to their "brothers" and "sisters." Still, many males who rush report that hosting fraternity parties allowed for considerable interaction with the ladies by excluding non-fraternity members, and in turn, sorority members also cited Greek formals and socials as the perfect means for inviting a hot date. Therefore, there is a chance that you might feel like you're missing out due to all the events hosted by Greek affiliates. So before you immediately eliminate the possibility of going Greek, be sure to carefully consider the pros and the cons that the Greek lifestyle could allow.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Chi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Pi Lambda Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Sigma Rho Lambda
  • Theta Nu Xi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Lambda Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Theta Nu Xi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
There are a number of social fraternities on campus that are not officially recognized by the University. For more information on these organizations, check out

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 92 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% 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.
  • 54% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 33% 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 91 responses

  • 11% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 8% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 78% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 91 responses

  • 30% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 25% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 40% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 91 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 38% Somewhat difficult.
  • 48% Somewhat easy.
  • 12% Very easy.
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