Greek Life

Bowling Green, KY
Tuition (in-state)
$22,248 ($8,722)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: A lot of people are into Greek life, but a lot of people are not. It is not a big deal if you are or are not.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: It is easy to tell who is Greek and who isn't Greek.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at WKU is very prominent, you can't go anywhere on campus without seeing someone wearing their letters. While I can't speak for all non-Greeks, I myself wish campus was Greek-free, so that the student population would feel less segregated. Greeks have their own houses and dorm buildings on campus.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: i love being a part of greek life on campus. Greek life is a big part of the social scene on campus and it's a great way to meet people. I think that many non-greeks have a positive or neutral view on greeks but I know there are some that have a negative view. Most greek organizations have houses and also the top sororities on campus share a dorm called Meredith Hall.

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2 College Senior

Greek Life: If you're not Greek around here say goodbye to having a good time.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 133rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 805th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1061st
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1181st
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Greek life at WKU is very active and involved. When students become a member of a sorority or fraternity, they are making a very large time commitment to that organization and to brothers or sisters (as well as a monetary commitment that varies with each organization). This extra committed time is filled with many interesting activities, including events like Spring Sing and Tug (which is a giant tug-of-war game), plus mixers, formals, softball tournaments, date auctions, and charity events. Because of these many activities, Greeks often form strong bonds with other members and can become separated from the rest of campus. This separation does not, however, create animosity between Greeks and non-Greeks. Though each sorority or fraternity often has a stereotype, feelings towards them are generally indifferent, and many people enjoy attending Greek events, as well as Greek parties.

Greek housing on campus is located near the bottom of the hill in Meredith and Zacharias, two suite-style residence halls. Most organizations also have a house located somewhere near campus, each of which varies in size and quality. There is no specific "Greek Row," and many of the fraternity houses are scattered.  However, the sorority houses are generally in the same area.

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 Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • FarmHouse
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)
  • Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Ceres
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Omega Phi Alpha
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 73 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 11% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 41% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 41% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 72 responses

  • 8% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 11% No special housing is available.
  • 14% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 67% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 72 responses

  • 32% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 11% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 44% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 72 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 31% Somewhat difficult.
  • 57% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Very easy.


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