Greek Life

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Undergrads
6,117
Tuition
$39,840
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Until this Fall, there are no options for Multicultural Male Fraternities at University of San Francisco

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love the sorority I am in, but I wish that Greek life was more prominent.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Havent been to one yet.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not in greek life so it is difficult to rate. But it seems average, but small greek life.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There are only a few fraternities and sororities at USF and they are not very influential on campus life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 57th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 794th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 842nd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 966th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jiordan Castle
Hometown
Huntington, New York
Major
English (Writing Emphasis)
Grad Year
2013
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While USF appears to have many Greek colonies, the vast majority of fraternities and sororities on campus is service-based and/or academic-oriented. The socially based Greek groups are often affiliated with a particular culture or special interest, whereas only one of each fraternity and sorority is based solely on social interest. Since the University isn't particularly interested in having more social Greek groups, and there’s absolutely no pressure to join one, there's a blatant lack of interest in Greek life at USF. There are no designated houses on campus (or anywhere, for that matter)—just a random assortment of sweatshirts with Greek letters being worn to class, so most students are oblivious to any kind of Greek presence at school.

Though Greek life is hard to come by, designated fraternities and sororities maintain quite a bit of involvement in major campus events, like Homecoming, the annual Greek Games, a Thanksgiving potluck, a Christmas clothing drive, and quite a few mixers and socials. The annual USF Idol competition has become increasingly popular, what with the Greek Council focusing on promoting a stronger presence on campus. While the majority of students chooses not to participate in Greek life, there is still the opportunity to do so at USF, without the fear of being bombarded by it, like you might be at a larger university.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
2%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
2%
Number of Fraternities
2
Number of Sororities
5
Fraternities
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Pi Kappa Phi
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Lambda Theta Nu
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Lambda Theta Phi
Other Greek Organizations
Greek Council
Did You Know?
  • Frats and sororities in San Francisco are not allowed to have houses on their school campuses due to city laws.
  • The Greek Council puts on an annual vocal competition (known as USF Idol) featuring up-and-coming singers from each chapter.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 86 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 64% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 28% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 85 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 41% Somewhat difficult.
  • 40% Somewhat easy.
  • 19% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 85 responses

  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 92% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 2% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 85 responses

  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 7% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 68% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

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