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Greek Life

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: So far, from what I've seen, many sororities do a lot of work for charities. They hold that with pride and have their sorority revolve around what they stand for very well.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I'm personally against it because it promotes rape culture and cult-like activities and attitudes.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's cool the people are nice

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A lot of people in my classes are in fraternies or sororities. It is not always like the movies where you see them partying and being irresponsible, but they actually do many projects for the school or to go it and help the community. I myself am not in a sorority but I know many people that are in them and they do not act differently towards me because I am not involved in Greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I've seen their efforts in recruiting students.

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Because CSUN is mainly a commuter school, students often don't get the social atmosphere they would at other universities with more housing options. Thus, getting involved with Greek life is an alternative if you want to feel a sense of unity. Greeks are everywhere, but not so much that they are in your face about it. Of course, rush period can make it seem like Greek life dominates, but other than that, fraternities and sororities don't really stand out all that much. They mostly just participate in fundraisers.

Just as CSUN is diverse in its population, it's also diverse when it comes to the different Greek organizations that are offered. Everything from Christian to Armenian Greek organizations are available for students to join, representing multiple cultures. However, students don't have to go Greek in order to have a social life; it's just easier to have one if they do. 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
4%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
4%
Number of Fraternities
26
Number of Sororities
26
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Psi Rho
  • Beta Gamma Nu
  • Gamma Chi Rho
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Pi
  • Mu Lambda Psi
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Omega Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Lambda Nu
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Tau Omega Rho
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha
  • Alpha Lambda Mu
  • Alpha Nu Kappa
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Alpha Sigma Theta
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Lambda Chi
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Gamma Alpha Theta
  • Gamma Rho Lambda
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Phi Lambda Rho
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Psi Omega
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Omega Nu
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega (AFSC)
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha (AFSC)
  • Alpha Lambda Mu
  • Alpha Nu Kappa
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Pi Sigma (USFC)
  • Alpha Psi Rho (USFC)
  • Alpha Sigma Theta
  • Beta Gamma Nu
  • Delta Lambda Chi (USFC)
  • Gamma Alpha Omega (USFC)
  • Gamma Alpha Theta
  • Gamma Chi Rho
  • Gamma Rho Lambda (USFC)
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha (USFC)
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma (USFC)
  • Lambda Sigma Pi
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (USFC)
  • Lambda Theta Nu (USFC)
  • Mu Lambda Psi
  • Nu Alpha Kappa (USFC)
  • Omega Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Phi Lambda Nu
  • Phi Lambda Rho (USFC)
  • Phi Psi Omega
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta (USFC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta (USFC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (USFC)
  • Sigma Omega Nu (USFC)
  • Tau Omega Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Armenian Fraternity/Sorority Council (AFSC)
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Council
  • United Sorority & Fraternity Council (USFC)

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 344 responses

  • 20% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 20% 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 344 responses

  • 17% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 49% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 347 responses

  • 10% Very easy.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 33% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.

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