Greek Life

Location
University, MS
Undergrads
14,933
Tuition (in-state)
$16,266 ($6,282)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Junior

Greek Life: African American doesn't get treated the same as white greeks

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life may be good for people, but has no impact on other people.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not personally in a greek association however the greek life at Ole Miss is top tier. There are a variety of both fraternities and sororities that give freshmen ample opportunities to discover the right one.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty average

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: So Greek life pretty much dominates and rules all on campus. You can definitely find friends, join clubs, and do social things without Greek life, but it is much harder. Most students are indifferent about Greek students, but because pretty much ALL students are Greek, it's really the other way around. There is a lot of Greek housing available, but because there are so many students, you have to stay on top of you GPA and involvement to get in. Greek students can be great friends! But then other Greek students can also be cliquish and disregard you if you are not Greek.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 76th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 195th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1095th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1217th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Janna Jones
Hometown
Booneville, Miss.
Major
Print Journalism
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Greek life at Ole Miss isn’t just another organization—it’s a way of life. The Greeks on campus aren’t just partiers who go out all the time; they’re in all the clubs and religious organizations, on the Student Programming Board, and busy with volunteering and conducting fundraisers. They’re basically everywhere, and they’re involved all over campus and in the city. The parties are great, but they’re only a small part of Greek life. The majority of a Greek student’s time is spent on rush practice, meetings, committees, study hall, and volunteering. Most Greek organizations require each member to earn a certain amount of points each semester through service hours and attendance at campus-wide lectures. Each fraternity and sorority has different rules to abide by, but almost all have some sort of academic policy that you must sign.

If your parents are dubious about you joining one of these organizations, tell them about these positive aspects of the Greek system. If you’re even remotely thinking about going Greek, many students will tell you that it’s fun and you’ll meet tons of people. If you decide you’re not sure you want to commit to something that serious and time consuming, wait a year. You can always rush as a sophomore. Remember to be open-minded and don’t dislike people because they’re in a fraternity or a sorority—but don’t be friends with people just because they’re in one, either.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
32%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
34%
Number of Fraternities
19
Number of Sororities
13
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Psi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha (suspended until spring 2010)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Psi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • 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 73 responses

  • 4% We don't have Greek life.
  • 1% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 19% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 25% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 51% 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 72 responses

  • 1% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 7% No special housing is available.
  • 6% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 86% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 73 responses

  • 25% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 38% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 16% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 72 responses

  • 21% Very difficult.
  • 40% Somewhat difficult.
  • 28% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Very easy.

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