Greek Life

Location
Athens, GA
Undergrads
24,496
Tuition (in-state)
$28,052 ($9,842)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not Greek but a few of my friends are. Each person I know is accepting and welcoming of non-Greeks but as a whole the sororities and fraternities look down on non-Greeks. Honestly though over 50% of the student population didn't rush so don't think you won't make friends just because you aren't Greek.

As for housing options, the sorority houses are stunning - like palaces almost - and from what I've heard, the living situations aren't too cramped. The frat houses aren't as elaborate. On the outside they all look nice but on the inside they resemble a jail, with cement floors and white walls.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a Greek, but understand that others enjoy the Greek life.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is nothing super special about the Greek life.

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: It is good to network but there are so many sexual crimes toward female students

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of campus and has had a big influence on the college experiences of many of my classmates.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 5th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 172nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1160th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1249th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christopher Joshua Benton
Hometown
Norfolk, VA
Major
English/Magzine Print Journalism/New Media
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Every night of the week, there is some Greek social or party going on, and the themes are really creative. If you have trouble meeting people and making friends on your own, you might want to consider rushing. In a Greek organization, you will meet literally hundreds of people, both males and females, and there is great camaraderie within the Greek community. Frat parties are very popular, and you don't have to be Greek to get in, but people do get turned away for various reasons, and it is even rumored that some people have been turned away based on their racial background. The Greeks can tend to dominate social life on campus at times, and if you live in an all-female dorm, there really is no escaping the incessant sorority news and gossip. Some of the Greeks are very stuck up and snobby, and will not pay any attention to non-Greeks, but of course this does not apply to everyone.

I have heard all kinds of rush stories, ranging from the horrific to the ecstatic. The students who are most disappointed are the ones who come into the process with their hearts set on a specific sorority or fraternity. Fraternity competition is generally not quite as fierce as that of sororities. I have heard many stories where students with all the proper recommendations, and even legacies, are deferred from their top choices. It happens. Overall, if rushing is something you feel like you really want to do, there are tons of options, and you will probably find something you love. If you're undecided about the whole thing, talk to someone who has already done it. If you go into it with a few options, you will have much less stress.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
20%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
25%
Number of Fraternities
34
Number of Sororities
24
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Epsilon Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Sigma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Phi Lambda (MGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon (MGC)
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon (MGC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (MGC)
  • Lambda Theta Phi (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Beta Rho (MGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Sigma Rho (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • The all-fraternity average GPA is 3.07.
  • The all-sorority average GPA is 3.33.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 150 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 34% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 57% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 150 responses

  • 31% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 41% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 150 responses

  • 5% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 88% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 150 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 53% Somewhat difficult.
  • 39% Somewhat easy.
  • 5% Very easy.

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