Greek Life

Location
Kingston, RI
Undergrads
11,923
Tuition (in-state)
$28,016 ($12,450)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am actually going to rush this upcoming Spring because I do think that being part of Greek Life is a great way to meet people. Our school is mostly a white predominant school and Greek Life is also prodomintly white but with this being said I believe it is a great way for people to create more diversity and understand other ethnic backgrounds. A lot of people are stereotypical about Greek Life but it only because they are ignorant to who they are and what they do. They do have parties but like any other groups of people they use it as a form of downtime and to have fun. They are also involved with the community and have awesome Philanthropys.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are numerous frats and sororities. Yes, some are "harder" to get into. However im sure anyone can get into one of them. During rush process be sure to keep an open mind and rush ones that you like not what others like. Youll find one for you.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is great, lots of community involvement and meeting new people.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Personally, I participate in Greek Life myself. It is very popular here at the University of Rhode Island and thousands of students participate in it. The greek system is always working with the university to improve not only themselves, but the University as a whole

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't personally find any interest in Greek life, but I do know people that are in sororities and fraternities and really enjoy the social scene.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 408th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 884th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 973rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1014th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anthony aRusso
Hometown
Johnston, RI
Major
Journalism
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Greek life makes up a small percentage of URI. Most students involved in a fraternity or sorority say they are glad they joined and have positive things to say about their experience. Students not involved in Greek life are not complaining, either. Greeks certainly do not rule the school or the social scene, but it is a good way to make friends and keep active on campus. It is however, not the only way to survive life on campus. They are not a dominant group, but if you’re looking to join an organization, check them out.

To independents, Greek life seems like a lame excuse to make—and pay for—friends who strive to be cookie-cutter-replicas of one another. To members, Greek organizations can be utilized as support teams and one giant family unit.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
12
Number of Sororities
10
Fraternities
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Epsilon Phi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Zi Delta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Other Greek Organizations
  • Fraternity Manager's Association
  • Interfraternity and
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Greek Week, held each semester by Greek life members, encourages students to look into joining a frat or aorority. Greek Week comes complete with great parties and a seven days of fun on campus. It is the perfect time to meet people involved with Greek life at URI to see if it is right for you.
  • Many frat or sorority members choose to live off campus in Narragansett rather than in their respective fraternity or sorority houses. These "off-campus frat/sorority houses" host numerous parties.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 42 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 10% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 40% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 45% 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 42 responses

  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 26% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 42 responses

  • 31% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 64% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 41 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 32% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Very easy.

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