Greek Life

Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrads
27,046
Tuition (in-state)
$40,392 ($12,994)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is an efficient way of grouping together dedicated individuals with similar interests allowing them to do big things for the school and the community. My own fraternity earned $14,000 in a fundraiser towards Tay-Bandz, a charity for children's cancer

1 College Student

Greek Life: Honestly I absolutely detest pretty much everything about Greek life. I wish they would go the way of Greece itself and just die already. They are horrible places with absurd amounts of horrible, misogynistic people- as a guy, I still feel unsafe in their parties. If someone tells me that they're in a fraternity, that's an automatic notch down in my book, comparable to how I would feel if they were to tell me that they might be a little racist, or that they think women are less intelligent than men.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally have not experienced much of the greek life as it has never had too much of an appeal to me. That said, I have heard nothing but great things from people who are active participants in it. Granted there are some people who think that Greeks are "snobby" or "cliquey" but this is true of non-Greeks as well and it's not fair to make that generalization about a group of people. I have never had an issue with anyone in Greek Life and I even have many friends who participate in it. They all thrive academically, which is no easy accomplishment, especially for some of the long nights they have.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in greek life, but it seems like getting into a sorority is hard, and if you're not in a frat, you can't party at frats.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are pros and cons to Greek Life here

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 10th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 728th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1153rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1199th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Linda Tell
Hometown
Syosset
Major
International Studies
Grad Year
2015
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Approximately 20 percent of Michigan students participate in Greek life. The Greek community is made up of four councils: the Panhellenic Association for sororities, the Multicultural Greek Council for multicultural organizations, the National Pan-Hellenic Council for African American organizations, and the Interfraternity Council for fraternities. Michigan is also home to a number of coed pre-professional fraternities, which offer resources, academic assistance, and social outlets for students with similar post-graduate goals. Michigan's Greek community is certainly not just a social scene, nor is it the only social scene on campus. Some fraternities throw parties, which tend to be open to all students. Many Greek members live in their respective chapter houses by their sophomore year. Although certainly not necessary, members of the Greek community find that it is a great way to fulfill a well-rounded college experience: participating in community service, increasing your opportunities for leadership positions, and of course, making lifelong friends.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
16%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
21%
Freshman Women in Sororities
24%
Number of Fraternities
41
Number of Sororities
28
Fraternities
  • Acacia
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Gamma Pi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Psi Upsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Theta Xi
  • Triangle
  • Zeta Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Tau Lambda
  • Delta Theta Psi
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Sigma Chi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Tau Lambda
  • Delta Theta Psi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Gamma Pi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Sigma Chi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Association
Did You Know?
  • Each year, the Greek community puts on Greek Week, which is a week-long philanthropic event with various competitions between teams of Greek organizations. There is a "Mr. Greek Week" competition, as well as Greek Sing and Variety competitions that pack Hill Auditorium.
  • Fraternities and sororities pair up each spring for their "pre-parties" the following fall, which take place at fraternity houses before each Michigan home football game. Don't be surprised if you're dancing to music and drinking beer at 9 a.m. on a football Saturday. It's a Michigan tradition.
  • Many fraternities and sororities have lavish formals that often take place as far away as Chicago and Toronto for an entire weekend.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 124 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 32% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 58% 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 124 responses

  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 31% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 42% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 123 responses

  • 20% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 76% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 123 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 37% Somewhat difficult.
  • 48% Somewhat easy.
  • 13% Very easy.

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