Greek Life

Location
Louisville, KY
Undergrads
12,192
Tuition (in-state)
$23,146 ($9,662)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life here is small, but the chapters regularly recieve national awards. There are great parties, great people, and great service oppertunities.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I've never gotten involved in it. It seems ok, just not something I would be interested in.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I feel that Greek Life gives this campus extra things to do beyond the normal activities and events. I think that Greek students are viewed as normal students, however some Greek affiliations unfortunately have stereotypes by which they are viewed by non-greeks. There is housing set up for some Greek groups, but not for all.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love the Greek life and I feel like everyone should at least rush just to see if any of them have similar interests with you.

College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not very familiar with Greek life on our campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 105th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 766th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 925th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1117th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Annie Muller
Hometown
LaGrange, Ky.
Major
French and English
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Greek life at U of L is, in a word, small. The campus has been mostly commuters for so long that Greek life never grew as popular and powerful as it is at most Southern universities. However, the fraternities and sororities here are very involved and visible on campus. Greeks are by no means exclusive and collaborate with other organizations like SAB and PEACC to put on events and bring speakers to campus. Individual Greeks are also usually very involved with these organizations, and you’ll hear the same names everywhere. The sororities and fraternities get along well with one another, and while there is some competition, both friendly and unfriendly, members usually abide by the motto “no matter the letter, we’re all Greek together.” Intramural participants are mostly Greek, and attendance at games is usually huge; when not competing on the field, Greeks compete to raise money for philanthropy, but everyone comes out to support everyone else’s community service events.

Overall, Greek life at U of L is open and involved on campus. Most independents get along with Greeks, and though there are some exceptions, the Greek community gets along with each other. Greek life is another dimension of the social scene at U of L, but by no means is it necessary to be Greek to have a social life. Within Greek life, it’s what individual members make of it—the organization can either connect you with others on campus and beyond or be a smaller community within the larger community of the University.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
15%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
4%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
9%
Freshman Women in Sororities
6%
Number of Fraternities
16
Number of Sororities
10
Fraternities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Triangle
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (Gamma)
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 72 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 57% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 36% 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 71 responses

  • 21% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 18% No special housing is available.
  • 7% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 54% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 72 responses

  • 22% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 11% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 49% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 71 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 63% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Very easy.

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