Greek Life

Location
Gainesville, FL
Undergrads
30,241
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really like greek life all too much because I'm not interested in the party/drug scene, though some of my friends are involved, and they enjoy it. It's not too bad.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life. Most Greek people I've met are really nice, but Greek life is a huge influence on the school. So if you are looking to be involved in anything Greek this is the school to go to.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a huge part of UF. Many greek students are involved in multiple organizations and event committees, as well as many community service programs. Greek life allows students to meet other students by creating benefit events, participating in sports, and going to get togethers. I am a part of a greek organization and I highly encourage my non greek friends to consider rushing a sorority or fraternity. Most chapters allow brothers and sisters to live in house. Non greeks and Greeks typically get a long well, but the 2 groups primarily tend to hang out with there own social circle.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It seems great if you are interested and committed

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Some of the Greek houses are huge and extravagant. Some of the Greek participants come across very snobby and stuck up towards the rest of the campus population

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 488th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1172nd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1233rd
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chris Kirschner
Hometown
Bronx, NY
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2014
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Greek life is pretty big at UF. Only a little more than 15 percent of students belong to social fraternities and sororities, but Greeks tend to be very active in student government, the Student Alumni Association, and other campus organizations, which means you see and hear them pretty frequently. The one thing about Greek life is that you get to establish connections with so many people inside your house and on campus because Greeks are very involved. Greek life is not all about partying, either, unlike Hollywood movies. The true meaning of Greek life is to make connections between a group of guys and girls who you'll have at your wedding one day, to reminisce on the times you had in college.

If you decide to pledge, keep in mind that you’re going to have to budget your time uncommonly well. If you don’t pledge but have friends who do, try to stay supportive; it’s not an easy semester for the pledges. If you don’t care about this stuff at all, great—that’s one less (big) thing to worry about. But what everyone should remember is this: people joke around about the “differences” between Greeks and independents, which is something very different from actually using these "differences" to make decisions about who should and should not be friends. It should be noted, though, that if you are a guy and want to go to fraternity parties, you will not be able to get in because fraternities do not let other guys into their houses during the academic year.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
17%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
18%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
17%
Freshman Women in Sororities
18%
Number of Fraternities
38
Number of Sororities
26
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Alpha
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Eta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Eta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Tau Alpha
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Most pledge processes last between eight and 12 weeks. Judge accordingly if this is something you want to do.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 305 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 10% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 30% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 60% 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 305 responses

  • 15% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 2% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 81% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 305 responses

  • 39% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 31% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 304 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 42% Somewhat difficult.
  • 45% Somewhat easy.
  • 9% Very easy.

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