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Greek Life

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: they seem fun but some can be rude. There are others who are extremely nice and nice for classmates

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm currently not involved in Greek life, but many of my friends are and they don't treat me any different than their brothers. Some Greek life members can a little annoying, but most people who are not involved in Greek life socialize fairly well with members. There are plenty of Greek programs to choose from, almost too many!

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I believe fraternities and sororities are a great part of our campus because they are basically everywhere. They create events on campus or help with them. Organizations also get to socialize with them and we bond to do activities together as well as going to party's together.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't really know too much about this topic

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I am not part if this organization, however I have a friend who is. She likes it bit doesn't tell me what goes on because it is a secret.

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Greeks are most visible when they're rushing recruits. You'll see them at their booths in the Library Quad during the first two weeks of school. After that, they disappear from the spotlight. How much they impact your social life depends on who you hang out with, because honestly, they're really easy to avoid. Not that people avoid them on purpose; it's just that a minority of students belongs to fraternities or sororities, so they can fade into the background. Greeks are very happy and vibrant within their own communities, and their members swear by them, so they must be doing something right. Non-Greek students don't really pay attention to them, though. There's no Greek row housing, which undercuts their influence. Again, because Sac State is a commuter school, it's pretty easy to get away from on-campus forces like the Greeks. If everyone lived at school, they would be nigh impossible to escape. Panhellenic pandemonium exists, but students must seek it out.

A major reason students shun Greek life is the pay requirement, but that's about it. Some people are more quiet and introverted, and others think Greeks are just too superficial. If you want into a fraternity or sorority, just fork over some cash and start socializing. You don't have to give up your soul, though: just some dollar bills.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
7%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
2%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
5%
Freshman Women in Sororities
2%
Number of Fraternities
18
Number of Sororities
20
Fraternities
  • Chi Rho Omicron
  • Delta Chi
  • Epsilon Sigma Rho
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Lambda Mu
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Psi Epsilon
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Omega Nu
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
  • Sigma Pi Alpha
  • Sigma Theta Psi
  • Zeta Sigma Chi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Lambda Mu
  • Chi Rho Omicron
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Epsilon Sigma Rho
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Psi Epsilon
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Omega Nu
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
  • Sigma Pi Alpha
  • Sigma Theta Psi
  • Zeta Chi Sigma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council  
  • United Sorority Fraternity Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 141 responses

  • 18% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 57% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 18% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 137 responses

  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 51% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 137 responses

  • 10% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 15% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 72% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 138 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 30% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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