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West Hartford, CT
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you're a partier and bar-hopper, you are most likely hanging with a lot of Greek life or partying in one of their basements. It can enhance your experience, but in such a small school, a lot of them let it go to their heads. There are many people on campus who don't know anything about the Greeks as well as those who know a lot without being involved.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Being someone who is not part of Greek Life, I do appreciate their presence on campus. It is not overbearing and I have plenty of friends within Greek Life. They do a lot of philanthropy events here on campus as well as within the community. They recently have received more permanent chapter rooms that have allowed them to be more visible on campus. You will get mixed reviews on people's feelings towards Greek Life and it is truly a personal decision. Keep in mind that Greek Life does not make or break your social life on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Its how I made all of my friends, and parties are really lacking unless you are affiliated with Greek Life. Everyone generally gets a bid b/c of the way recruitment is set up here, and chapters aren't judged on appearance, but more on personality and how hard they party.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sororities haze a lot. Sigma Alpha Epsilon are known as the "rape factory" There is little to no connection between the different chapters

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There used to be a pretty strong Greek scene, but it was prohibited after some crazy off-campus parties. Both cops and neighbors were tired of it so UHa pretty much banned it all.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 104th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 146th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 301st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 397th
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The Greek organizations are a very big part of the University of Hartford community—it is very difficult to meet someone who is not in Greek life. There are numerous fraternities and sororities on campus, so it is hard to miss its members because they are usually dressed in their organization’s gear.

There are more than a dozen sororities and fraternities based on campus, and students also pledge local chapters of multicultural Greek organizations, which are not based on campus. The beginning of each semester is a very busy time for the Greeks because this is when they recruit new members (called “rush”). The Greek organizations also hold several social events during the year for its members. In general, the Greeks take themselves and their organizations very seriously and many usually only associate with other members in their respective organizations. There is a lot of Greek pride at the University of Hartford, and there’s an organization for anyone interested in going Greek.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilson Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Iota Alpha (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Nu
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Delta Zeta
  • Lamba Theta Alpha (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta (metro/city-wide chapter)
Multicultural Colonies
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lamba Theta Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Inter-Fraternity Council Executive Board
  • Panhellenic Executive Board
Did You Know?
Several of the Greek organizations at the University are not only part of Connecticut chapters, but also New England chapters.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 49 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 22% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 59% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 16% 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 48 responses

  • 4% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 58% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 47 responses

  • 6% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 79% No special housing is available.
  • 9% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 48 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat difficult.
  • 35% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Very easy.
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