Greek Life

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

Greek Life: Greek life is there if you want it. They all sort of stick to their own kind, there's no overwhelming pressure to be a part of it or not.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Theyre too loud and superficial

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College Junior

Greek Life: I am in no Greek sorority or involved in greek life

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I had no idea we had a greek life.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not very familiar with the Greek life on campus.

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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 86 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 10% 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.
  • 53% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 30% 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 86 responses

  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 48% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 85 responses

  • 32% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 32% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 34% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 86 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Very easy.

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