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Eugene, OR
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3 College Senior

Greek Life: The greek students are viewed as people that pay too much to share a space with a lot of shallow, not so articulate people. The greek students are required to do SO many activities outside of their regular classes, that if you want a chance at passing you'd better save yourself the extra money and time and just not join greek life. They have tons of social occasions and require you to buy new and matching/similar outfits for these occasions. If you love socializing every minute of free time you have, greek life might be for you. The housing is very nice, but you definitely pay for it.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is awesome! It is super popular but also very laid back.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a Greek person myself, but a few of my friends are and they are just like everyone else so the stamina of them being snobby doesn't hold. I know it's not easy to get into a frat or sorority, but has occurred to be worth it for most who have crossed. They don't run the school by any means and are not obnoxious, the whole school is open and offers all sorts of organizations and association so that people find where they are most happy.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Some of the UO fraternities are some of the most trashy, disrespectful places I've ever passed. Delta Tau Delta in particular has had a history of attempted assault and is notorious for leaving trash in the parking lot of the church next door and throwing loud parties during evening worship hours.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life is okay they often through way too many parties and are filled with some of the most annoying people but a select few of them I can manage to call my friends.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 80th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 983rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1131st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1214th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Beemer
Pacific Palisades, CA
Grad Year
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The Greek system is being rebooted into what it used to be many years ago. With more chapters on campus each year and more involvement, Greek life is becoming more wide-spread. In 2003, all Greek organizations were required to go dry, meaning there is no alcohol allowed at any Greek-affiliated meeting or party. Those who abstain from joining won't be heavily affected. It is a great community to be involved with on campus, but if you don't take part in it, you will not be ruining your college experience. Either choice has many benefits.

Rather than dominating campus social life, the Greeks offer a fun alternative to the bar scene. Greek life is a great social outlet but is also a place for service, academics, and brotherhood and sisterhood. It's not uncommon to hear of former Greeks who have dropped out of the system due to finding new friends, maturing out of it, or simply getting sick of sub-par living conditions. Basically, it is what you make of it. For those looking for it, the Greek system offers a solid sense of community with a social atmosphere and allows you to bond and become great friends with people of all backgrounds.

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
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Mu Omega
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Lambda Psi
  • Delta Lambda Psi
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Sigma Mu Omega
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega Council
Did You Know?
All of Oregon's Greek System was required to dry up in 2003. Officially, no alcohol is allowed at any fraternity or sorority meetings and parties, but drinking still occurs.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 108 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 6% 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.
  • 56% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 31% 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 108 responses

  • 18% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 1% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 79% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 108 responses

  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 29% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 47% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 107 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Very easy.


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