Greek Life

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Undergrads
19,178
Tuition (in-state)
$21,192 ($10,110)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Greek Life: It isn't for everyone, but going Greek was the one of the best decisions I have ever made. It changed my life in so many ways, and truly helped me develop into a better man.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not sure. I have heard of it but not really sure that is the life for me. I thought of it but don't have the money to join.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Most of them are douches. Girls have better housing than the guys.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: im not into that stuff but they are big on campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Sometimes there are misunderstandings between greeks due to tenison

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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 118 responses

  • 50% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 34% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 14% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 118 responses

  • 10% Very easy.
  • 45% Somewhat easy.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 118 responses

  • 79% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 3% No special housing is available.
  • 14% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 118 responses

  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 40% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 24% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 30% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
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