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4 College Junior

Greek Life: They are there, but they typically don't cause trouble.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't belong to greek life, so I wouldnt know anything socially related to greek life, but i did hear it was a lot of fun and the students are very accepting.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It does not affect it very much

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek Life is not prominent across UTD. The campus does not have Greek housing on campus and the non-Greeks look at the Greeks as any other people, no less and no more important than the rest. The fraternities and sororities do however, raise money for different charities and help make the campus lively and enjoyable.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't necessarily non-existent at UTD, but it's certainly not a compelling factor that would encourage someone to attend the University. Most people at UTD actually commute anyways, so clubs and social activities are not held to a high standard. UTD is just simply not known for it's Greek Life


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 375th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 485th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 883rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1020th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tue Tran
Hanoi, Vietnam
Accounting, MIS
Grad Year
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Greek life is not a big part of the UT Dallas experience; you can lead a perfectly normal life, make a lot of friends, and succeed academically without knowing squat about Greek organizations. However, you will probably miss out on an exciting and memorable part of the college experience. Greek-going students are proud to say that their fraternities and sororities are less a lifestyle than an opportunity for lifelong, brotherly and sisterly friendships. These students don’t spend big, act cocky, or party like animals, like stereotypes sometimes portray them. They are just normal people of the same interests, wishing for deeper bonding than the casual acquaintanceship. Of course, there are still the fun (and, only rarely, crazy) things they do and the secret meetings they attend, but all of these eventually point to building true lifetime friendships.

The modern spirit that UT Dallas eagerly embraces also influences Greek life greatly. The University’s firm, “zero-tolerance” stance against hazing is properly followed by fraternities and sororities, at least as of present. Parties are fun and may involve alcohol, but they never get too intense or out of control. Organizations also perform risk management, discourage drug use, promote scholarship, and do community service, all in order to prevent incidents and promote a healthy growth and good image of Greek life on campus. Again, there are tons of fun things you can do without being Greek, and Greek life is definitely not for everyone; however, if you believe that there can be brotherhood in fraternities, and don’t mind proving wrong all of the stereotypes, go ahead and join one of them. It’ll be worth your while.

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 Phi Alpha
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • College Panhellenic Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • United Greek Council
Did You Know?
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life, the governing body of Greek life on campus, celebrates each organization's Founder's Day with cupcakes. That is, free cupcakes 16 (and counting) times a year!
  • Greek life started in 1992, with two pioneer organizations: Kappa Sigma fraternity and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 68 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 35% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 60% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 4% 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 67 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 22% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 68 responses

  • 3% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 82% No special housing is available.
  • 7% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 7% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 68 responses

  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 69% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
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