Greek Life

Location
Newark, DE
Undergrads
15,558
Tuition (in-state)
$25,940 ($9,670)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Don't really pay attention to the Greeks

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life here makes it almost seem like high school again. It's cliquey and each chapter hates each other. If you are not in Greek life you feel left out. The people in Greek life think they're better than everyone else.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is prevalent, but doesn't seem to dominate social life. I can't really speak to it further from my experience.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are a lot of Greek houses but they are in the background. I hear initiation is like a cattle call. Most of the Greeks I hear of are all about the comradarery not the parties so much.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is greek life and it is cliquey as in any other universities. We do have one big philantrophic event from all greek lifes but also open to anyone else which plays a great role in contributing to the communities and people have cancer specifically. A lot of fund is collected which is used for a good cause.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 49th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 518th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1052nd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1085th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Danielle Todd
Hometown
Newark, Del.
Major
English
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Those who are in Greek organizations often love it and think it is the best part of the entire college experience. Those that don't join often ignore the Greek presence and go about their own lives perfectly content without a Greek membership. This is one organization that tends to live in its own world. There are some Greek members who don't even like to associate with those who are not Greek. Luckily, there are not many who subscribe to this philosophy, and Greeks tend to mix with everyone and separate for Greek events.

Recently there has been a strong effort to stop hazing, binge drinking, and all other harmful activities normally associated with being Greek. This has resulted in the suspension or removal of most of UD's fraternities. Some are starting to return, but it has been pretty quiet without them around. The Greek community resents these actions and longs for the days of wild abandon when binge drinking was just a given.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
14%
Number of Fraternities
21
Number of Sororities
17
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma (NALFO)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Pi Chi (NALFO)
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon (NALFO)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (NALFO)
  • Lambda Theta Phi (NALFO)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Congress
  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Conference
Did You Know?
  • All Greek chapters at UD are subject to the five-star system based on academics, financial management university/community relations and service, campus involvement, membership intake/pledge program. You must have four stars to hold any social events.
  • The UD is cracking down on hazing and binge drinking in the Greek community with strict penalties and suspensions.
  • The Greek scene has been quiet for a few years due to probations, but many fraternities are welcomed back to the UD, so it will be interesting to see what happens.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 106 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 6% 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.
  • 49% 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.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 105 responses

  • 27% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 20% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 51% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 106 responses

  • 16% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 27% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 47% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 105 responses

  • 8% Very difficult.
  • 45% Somewhat difficult.
  • 38% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Very easy.
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