Greek Life

Location
Coral Gables, FL
Undergrads
9,979
Tuition
$41,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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College Junior

Greek Life: I know very little about Greek life at UM. Sororities and frags do plenty of social stuff on campus but they aren't a majority.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Meh. The people in Greek life seem to like it. The people outside don't really care.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority, but I have friends who are. They love the idea of "sisterhood" and I get it, but you're generally treated better if you're in a sorority.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am a member of a fraternity in the national pan hellenic council and I am also on the National Pan Hellenic Council e-board. I feel like they do not treat the organizations under NPHC equally as they do the association of Greek Letter Organizations. The facilities they provide to us are much smaller than those given to AGLO greek chapters. I just feel like there should be more balance. Besides that, being greek is awesome and you a role model to many people on campus, especially the incoming freshmen.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are a lot of fraternities and sororities and they regularly throw parties. They also do a lot of fundraising and for community chairties and projects. Some frats/sororities tend to come off as douchey/fake but there good frats where the people are really cool and friendly.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 143rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 395th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 678th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1067th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sana Khan
Hometown
Lauderhill, FL
Major
Biochemistry/Mathematics
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Greek life is not a disruptive force on campus, but it is sizeable enough to make a difference. Although UM does not have the massive Greek system in place at some universities, there are plenty of fraternities and sororities for students to choose from. If you want to stay away from Greek life, you won't have to try hard at UM. The fraternity houses are lined on a road on the edge of campus, and the sorority and fraternity suites are in a building in a quiet part of UM. If not for the letter shirts seen around school, non-Greek students could easily forget that there are even fraternities and sororities at UM. But behind the scenes, the Greek system here is very important.

The social aspect of Greek life is present at UM, but is not overwhelming. The fraternities host parties occasionally at their houses, but UM's real social scene can be found at the bars and clubs in Miami. For the most part, Greeks hang out with other Greeks. The fraternities and sororities compete against each other in intramurals and Homecoming events, as well as a yearly competition called Greek Week. There is certainly a bond that exists between members of the Greek community, as well as a strong sense of pride and competition with other Greek organizations. If you've been studying episodes of MTV's Fraternity Life in preparation for college, you may want to look elsewhere. But if you want a Greek system that is quiet but still important, you will like UM's.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
14%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
14%
Number of Fraternities
19
Number of Sororities
13
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Epsilon Psi (MGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (MGC)
  • Lambda Theta Phi (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta (MGC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Association of Greek Letter Organizations
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Latino Greek Council
  • National Panhellenic Council
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Order of Omega
  • Rho Lambda
Did You Know?
  • The 26 percent of students who are Greek hold 85 percent of the campus leadership positions.
  • UM has a strict anti-hazing policy and monitors all Greek organizations during rush and pledge period.
  • Most UM fraternities and sororities participate in two major competitions per year. In the fall, there's Homecoming, when the organizations battle for victory by attending volunteer events, building floats, and staging skits called Organized Cheer. The big event of the spring is Greek Week, when similar events are held, along with more sports-oriented games and contests.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 97 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 9% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 34% 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 97 responses

  • 32% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 30% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 36% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 97 responses

  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 49% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 97 responses

  • 5% Very difficult.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 41% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Very easy.

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