Greek Life

Location
Lexington, KY
Undergrads
19,178
Tuition (in-state)
$19,864 ($9,676)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are there but they're not the most important things on campus. They throw a lot of parties and that's what they're known for.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to get to meet many new people who are from all over. It is nice to have a group of people there for you at all times to help you with grades, life, or any matter.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Can't comment, paying money for friends and scheduled inebriation is an asinine idea that a success-oriented individual has no desire for.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a part of greek life, but I did rush. I probably would have joined if I had more time and it wasn't as expensive. Many girls complain about the other girls within the houses, but it is amazing for getting into parties and finding out about parties.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm in a Fraternity and I love being apart of a life long bond. When I was a non-Greek I never viewed it as being snobby I just viewed it as people that shared a lot of common interests and they spend a lot of time with each other.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 28th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 687th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1120th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1212nd
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Schilling
Hometown
Cold Spring, KY
Major
English
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One of the first things that you'll notice when you step foot on KU's campus is the abundance of young people sporting T-shirts with funny-looking, multi-colored letters on the front. Yes, Greek life is certainly a presence at KU. Greeks control student government and many leadership positions. It is important to note that some students at Kentucky that go Greek do so at the demand of their parents or because they are looking for a way to make friends quickly and have people to party with. Most students at UK are not Greek and enjoy mingling with Greeks and non-Greeks while on campus. Some say that Greeks are a dying breed at UK, especially after they have completed their freshman year rush; few people that rush stay in it for more than two years.

If you are interested in Greek life or wish to run for student government, an institution that is completely controlled by Greeks, you'll be obligated to drop at least a few hundred dollars each semester for membership fees-not to mention all the dough you'll be spending to keep up with the latest in fasion and designer garments. Rush is the first week of school, and you'll have made hundreds of friends by the end of the week (rush or not).

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
9%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
12%
Number of Fraternities
24
Number of Sororities
17
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Farmhouse
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Ceres
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Beta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 113 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 15% 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.
  • 50% 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 113 responses

  • 14% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 79% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 113 responses

  • 30% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 25% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 38% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 113 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Very easy.
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