Greek Life

Location
Norman, OK
Undergrads
18,111
Tuition (in-state)
$20,343 ($8,706)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am non-Greek, but I have a few Greek friends. It seems like a great social tool, but it's not for everyone (especially if you don't party.)

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: There really is a place for everyone who wants to be in a sorority at OU. You can find really cool girls in all different houses but you typically find that sororities stick together.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm glad I decided to pledge a fraternity. I have made some of my best friends and able to be involved in numerous campus and philanthropic activities.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not part of the Greek life, but as someone who has lived on campus for two years, I see how beneficial it is for the members. They create tight-knit communites, and both the sororities and fraternities give back to charitable organizations at least once a semester.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Many Greeks look down on Non-Greeks and are disrespectful, but not all of them do that.

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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
Hometown
Oklahoma City
Major
History and French
Grad Year
2016
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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
22%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
36%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
28%
Freshman Women in Sororities
43%
Number of Fraternities
30
Number of Sororities
20
Fraternities
  • 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
Sororities
  • 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 88 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 1% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 20% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 23% 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 is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 88 responses

  • 41% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 40% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 88 responses

  • 5% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 90% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 87 responses

  • 5% Very difficult.
  • 34% Somewhat difficult.
  • 49% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Very easy.
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