Greek Life

Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
9,371
Tuition (in-state)
$20,825 ($9,764)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life is very big on campus because it seems like unless you are in a greek organization you will never have anything to do. Greek people are really the only ones that do things on the weekends and they are very cliquey in public so they don't necessarily have a good reputation towards the general population as they don't seem accepting of other students.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They don't have special housing, but they seem pretty close anyway. Its not party-oriented, as I know it is at some schools, but in my opinion, thats not a bad thing. They seem pretty friendly and do some good volunteer work.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They don't really throw open parties that much (at least in my personal opinion/experience) and they're kinda low key so I don't have much of an opinion about them. They don't seem snobby and they do a lot of philanthropy/fundraising.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not personally involved, but I have not heard of anything bad and I have gone to a few parties. There are no disturbances on campus, and from what I've seen they aren't clique based and tend to get along with many people, as opposed to what I have seen on other campuses.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a member of greek life, I have never tried to be a member of greek life, and I do not want to be a member of greek life

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 149th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 498th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 621st
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 881st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Luanna Azulay
Hometown
Arlington, Va./Recife, PE, Brazil
Major
Political Science
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Diversity is a large component of the UMBC community, which is also reflected in the makeup of the Greek organizations—there are several African American, Latin American, Jewish, and Southeastern and Eastern Asian sororities and fraternities on campus. But, while there are many Greek organizations at UMBC, enrollment tends to be low, and sororities having five or six total members are not an anomaly. UMBC is focused on academics, and as a result, many students do not see Greek life as a priority. There also isn’t any housing available for the Greek community.

However, most members of Greek organizations tend to hold leadership positions on campus and are very active in promoting and fundraising for charitable causes. Recently, UMBC has been attempting to increase its support of the Greek community and has even held retreats for Greek students to meet and learn about one another’s organizations. This is definitely a positive stepping stone for a better future for the Greek community at UMBC.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
3%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
3%
Freshman Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
11
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Nu Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Triangle
Sororities
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Kappa
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Sigma Chi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Nu Omega (MGC)
  • Delta Phi Omega (MGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Phi Lambda (MGC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (MGC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi (MGC)
  • Sigma Beta Rho (MGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Zeta Sigma Chi (MGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Inter-Fraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Association

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 71 responses

  • 6% We don't have Greek life.
  • 30% 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.
  • 51% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 13% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 71 responses

  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 10% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 66% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 71 responses

  • 1% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 89% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

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

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Very easy.

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