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Norman, OK
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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am really wanting to join greek life on campus. It sounds amazing.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: In my opinion, the Greek lifestyle at OU is rather obnoxious. It becomes more about parties than studying or getting good grades. The large greek student body (which is about 70% greek) creates a cliquey atmosphere (again, in my opinion). I've personally had to work my butt off through college while maintaining a job to pay for expenses/bills. It's frustrating to see wealthy, affluent college students living off of their parents' money in these lavish greek houses while barely getting by with decent grades.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big here; there's a huge rush about 2 weeks before the semester starts.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Depending on your perspective, the overwhelming presence of Greek life might be a good or bad thing. For those looking for something to do on the weekends, generally speaking you're not going to find much besides frat parties.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Most Greeks are pretty friendly, and no one seems to care about Greeks VS Non-Greeks.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 42nd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 657th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1166th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1239th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Hurd
Oklahoma City
History and French
Grad Year
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It is commonly said among OU students that one must go Greek to have a social life on campus. While absolutely untrue, this statement gives an idea of the importance of sororities and fraternities. They are involved with every organization on campus, and more than 4,500 students are currently active members. For many, these organizations provide guidance throughout their careers at OU, and their alumni networks can prove beneficial when entering the workforce. Most important, however, are the friendships that are created within these organizations. They help bring together students with the same goals, interests, and attitudes, which in turn can help students smooth over the transition from high school to college, especially when they do not know any other students on campus. Non-Greek students generally view Greeks with benign contempt. They see the Greek students as obnoxious, cliquey partiers. There are many exceptions, however, and it is very common for Greeks to be close friends with non-Greeks.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Omega
  • Triangle
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Delta Alpha
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi (MGC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Beta Chi Theta (MGC)
  • Delta Epsilon Psi (MGC)
  • Delta Phi Omega (MGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Delta Chi (MGC)
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon (MGC)
  • Omega Delta Phi (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Phi Delta Alpha (MGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (MGC)
  • Tau Kappa Omega (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Association
Did You Know?
Greeks are involved in tons of events on campus, including OU Cousins, Big Event, Sooner Scandals, Mom's Day, University Sing, Dad's Day, Homecoming, Intramurals, OU Greek Volunteer Corps, Greek Week, and Leadership Seminars.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 96 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 1% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 21% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 22% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 56% 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 96 responses

  • 4% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 91% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 96 responses

  • 41% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 41% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 95 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 34% Somewhat difficult.
  • 48% Somewhat easy.
  • 14% Very easy.
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