Greek Life

Location
Morgantown, WV
Undergrads
21,118
Tuition (in-state)
$19,632 ($6,456)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Student

Greek Life: I believe that a student is not pressured to join Greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not know much about the Greek life.

College Senior

Greek Life: Have no clue about the Greek thing...

College Junior

Greek Life: I live off-campus and have little or nothing to do with the students who live on-campus.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: greek life from my view offered nothing

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 76th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 633rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1132nd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1189th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Murphy
Hometown
Parkersburg, WV
Major
English
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There is a good amount of fraternities and sororities on campus, but they do not play a huge role in the social scene. These organizations are only really important to the people that are in them, causing an inadvertent separation between Greek members and non-Greek members. This being said, fraternities and sororities are a great way to meet new friends, but they are not necessary to fit in. Fraternities and sororities also throw a lot of functions and parties. The formals are members-only, but they throw many parties that are open to all. These usually cost $5 to get in and have kegs placed throughout the house. Students don’t have to be members of the organizations to find out about the parties—they are often advertised so members can make money.

There are a few different opinions of Greek students from non-Greek students. Some think Greek students feel they are better than everyone else, while others just don’t care for the whole idea of fraternities or sororities at all. Other students like these organizations because they throw good parties or help them make new friends. If there is one thing the Greek organizations at WVU do extremely well, it’s give back to the community. They host more than their share of charitable events, clothing drives, and raffles to help organizations and people in need. While WVU Greek students may not dominate the campus, they do help dominate where it counts, and that is in the community.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
7%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
8%
Number of Fraternities
21
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
WVU has a Web site dedicated to Greek life. It gives information on all the fraternities and sororities, as well as the student government and student organization services. Check it out at www.wvu.edu/~greek.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 60 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 8% 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.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 38% 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 59 responses

  • 27% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 25% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 37% 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 59 responses

  • 17% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 7% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 75% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 59 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 37% Somewhat difficult.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 17% Very easy.

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