Greek Life

Location
West Hartford, CT
Undergrads
4,541
Tuition
$31,804
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I plan on rushing in the fall. My best friend is in Greek life and so is my boyfriend and one of my suitemates. I guess we'll see how it goes. Greek life doesn't have their own on campus housing, but many brothers and sisters choose to rent off campus houses together. A lot of non-greeks have a bad view of greek life but this is just a stereotype.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You can come here and not be apart of greek life and still have fun and make friends. However certain greek life looks down and kinda keeps to themselves. Compared to otherr schools we have a small greek life which makes there snobby attitude even worse. Depending on the chapter, the people are pretty nice and indifferent to whether you are greek or non-greek. There is no special housing for greeks but they do often live together.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: No parties, and no interaction with non-greeks. Lots of people are in greek life, however its actual presence on campus is insignificant.

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.

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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
17%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
21%
Number of Fraternities
11
Number of Sororities
9
Fraternities
  • 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
Sororities
  • 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 52 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 21% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 60% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 15% 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 52 responses

  • 6% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 81% No special housing is available.
  • 8% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 52 responses

  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 56% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 52 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 52% Somewhat difficult.
  • 37% Somewhat easy.
  • 12% Very easy.
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