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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is great here. No pressure to join. Just understand that as a guy, if you aren't close with the brothers of a Fraternity or a brother yourself, you will have difficulty getting into the parties after freshmen year.

There is something for everyone, go ahead and find your community.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's a little too in your face for me, but if you want to participate good for you, it will take up a lot of your time though.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Panhellenic Greek Life is not my thing. My freshman roommate joined a sorority, and it worked out well for her. She loves her sisters. I joined a Professional Greek Fraternity and it was one the greatest decisions of my life. My big is one of my best friends now.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: For how small it is, it's extremely prominent. Gets annoying at times.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am a member of greek life here and love it. There is a major focus on philanthropy, rather than cliques and parties.

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Students interested in Greek life have plenty of options as to which fraternities and sororities to join, although there are no houses for them on campus. Frats and sororities are a good choice for people who feel overwhelmed and want a surefire way to make friends. Students who don’t care about Greek life need not worry, as these groups are entirely possible to ignore.

Many of the students involved in Greek life live on the noisier South Side of campus and are responsible for the rowdy environment there. This makes them easily recognizable for anyone who wants to join in their activities—or anyone who wishes to avoid them.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
17%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
12%
Undergrad Students in Greek Life
15%
Number of Fraternities
16
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Lambda Pi Chi (NALFO)
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda (NALFO)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Programming Board
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 150 responses

  • 25% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 60% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 9% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 5% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 149 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 47% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 32% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 150 responses

  • 19% Very easy.
  • 61% Somewhat easy.
  • 19% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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