Greek Life

Burlington, VT
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are quite a few people involved but there is certainly no pressure to join. There are plenty of opportunities for social commitment outside of Greek Life and it is definitely not the most popular option.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I know absolutely nothing about Greek life except that they hang their posters everywhere.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life seemed very small at UVM

2 College Senior

Greek Life: I never hear about them unless they have thrown a party or some do some community work but that's all I know.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not really very involved in Greek life and don't know much about it. I do know that many sororities are devoted to fundraising and volunteering, but Greek life isn't the most noticable thing at UVM.

P.S. The housing is beautiful


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 560th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 797th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1121st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1163rd
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Bushey
Burlington, VT
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The people who join Greek life usually want to, so they are likely to enjoy it. And the 90 percent who do not belong to a Greek organization at UVM don’t miss a beat on anything happening. It is one of those things that most students agree on—it’s only there if you want it to be. There is no pressure to join a fraternity or sorority, and there is not a high demand for recruits, simply because the presence is not that large. If you want to be a frat boy or a sorority girl, you can, but there will not be as much focus or support as there may be at other universities. Regardless, pledging will allow you to become a member of the house, and, hopefully, make life-long friends.

But you don’t have to join to make life-long friends. Many bond with the people on their floor and stay in contact all four years and after graduation. Greek life does not dominate the social scene here, and unlike huge universities with a big Greek presence, you don’t need to join to do fun things or be accepted. In fact, there are many chapters that are not present at UVM, and the same opportunities are available to those who do not belong to any Greek house. Most people at UVM don’t belong to the Greek system, so join if you want to, and don’t sweat it if you don’t.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Mu Delta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Phi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Kappa Beta Gamma
  • Omicron Lambda Pi
  • Pi Beta Phi
Multicultural Colonies
Omicron Lambda Pi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 57 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 39% 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.
  • 56% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 5% 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 56 responses

  • 5% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 27% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 62% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 56 responses

  • 25% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 73% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 56 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 25% Very easy.
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