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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at LSU is one of the best. As a freshman, I rushed and got into a really good sorority. After looking at the grand scheme of things, I realized it was just not for me. IF it is for you, LSU is a great college to attend to join greek life. The students involved put in a lot of time to prepare for the incoming students rushing and really work hard to give it the good reputation greek life at LSU has. It is great way to meet people and it creates a lot of opportunities for people.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They work to better the school, so I dont have a problem with them.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek housing is not the best but is a very good option if you need somewhere cheap to live or are really into your sorority.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't really hear much about Greek Life, but they are always dressed nicely.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not part of greek life, but i think that they do great things for our community and around campus.

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LSU Greek life may only make up a small percentage of the undergraduate population, but many students might doubt the number given Greek life's prominence on campus. With the majority of Greek organizations having houses and membership numbers between 50 and 200, Greek life plays a huge part at the school. Greek students show proud allegiance to the fraternity and sorority cause by donning Greek T-shirts and dressing "fratty" in polos and khakis. LSU is a school known for having a party reputation, and Greeks are usually considered the ones responsible for the status. Fraternities throw huge weekend-long parties, such as Kappa Sigma "South Seas" and Acacia "Night on the Nile," that require the talents of their construction management members to build huge bridges and sand dunes. 

There is a positive side to pledging on a campus so big—many students consider Greek life a great way to get to know people quickly. Greeks tend to clump together at certain bars around town and at parties at the fraternity houses. Fraternities and sororities throw parties like formals and bus trips, have weekly exchanges, participate in intramural sports, and host events. Greeks even have their own campus bus route. But despite their high visibility, Greeks aren't considered the only organization for students to get involved in on campus. Incoming freshmen can check out Greek life, as well as other major campus organizations like LSU Ambassadors. Greek life is a great way to make the campus smaller, but not the only option for those looking to make some friends.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
22%
Number of Fraternities
23
Number of Sororities
15
Fraternities
  • Acacia
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Xi
Sororities
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Recruitment Counselors
Did You Know?
  • In the spring, fraternities and sororities participate in a blitz-build for Habitat for Humanity. Greeks also participate in Songfest, in which sororities and fraternities compete with choreographed dance and song routines—watch out, Britney Spears.
  • Rumor has it that the movie Animal House was based on Greek life at LSU.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 252 responses

  • 53% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 37% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 9% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 250 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 44% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 26% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 252 responses

  • 8% Very easy.
  • 46% Somewhat easy.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.

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