Greek Life

Lawrence, KS
Tuition (in-state)
$23,748 ($9,678)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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College Junior

Greek Life: I wouldn't say I can really rate the Greek life as I'm not a part of it but while they can be incredibly annoying and unbearable I'm sure somewhere sometimes they do great things for someone.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not a greek, it is just not for me. Many of the people who are tend to be a little snobbish. Some of the houses are nice while others are pretty run down. Pledging is definitely not for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: You fit in where you fit in

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am all for Greek life, especially at my school!! I didn't go greek my freshman year & I still very much enjoyed their parties & went to a few events! Going into my sophomore year I am definitely going to join! Although greek life is kind of big at my school, if you're not apart of it, you won't feel left out! Half of my friend group is greek & the other half is non greek! I recommend trying it out & if it's not for you, it's biggie!

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is so huge at KU. If you're not involved, it's hard to make friends or find decent parties to go to. Greeks are snobby and think they're better than you. I took an economics class and I was one of 2 non-Greeks in the entire class. Everyone in the class already knew each other and nobody was willing to talk to me, even for our required group projects in the class. They don't even tell you how to join until after it's too late.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 63rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 769th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1167th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1227th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amanda Thompson
Overland Park, KS
Journalism/Environmental Studies
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Being in a Greek organization is an opportunity for KU students to make a ton of friends and get involved with the University sooner, rather than later, during freshman year. Some students say that Greek life is an important aspect of college, while others like to remain independent. There are pros and cons to both points of view. If you are in any way interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, make sure you do your research beforehand. Find out what all the different organizations have to offer. Be warned: Greek life can be a steady time commitment, and remember that you need to pay dues to join—some as high as $2,500. The Greek houses are especially large, which can offer a nice living environment for students. Most Greeks live in the house for the first two years and then move off campus for their remaining years of college.

Greek life is very prevalent on the KU campus, with the large houses and amount of money invested in the sororities and fraternities. The houses are visible all around campus and are one of the trademarks at KU. Students are recruited heavily when they first arrive at KU, but the choice is yours to make on whether Greek life fits with your lifestyle or not.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epslon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Triangle
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
The four pillars of Greek life are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Sisterhood/Brotherhood.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 108 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% 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.
  • 44% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 41% 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 107 responses

  • 7% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 88% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 108 responses

  • 49% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 13% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 32% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 107 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 42% Somewhat difficult.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 7% Very easy.
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