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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life overall is great, certain sororities/fraternities have reputations but none are horrible.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in greek life

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally do not identify with Greek culture, however, it's pretty great to see so many students getting involved. We have a strict Greek Code that all sororities and fraternities have to follow, so no one gets out of hand, and I think it's just enough enforcement so that people don't get hurt.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not involved with greek life on campus but it is a big part. I know many people in fraterinities and sororities but it isn't for me. They do great things for various philanthropies.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek life, but I know many people who are and really enjoy being a part of it. Personally I don't view people who are in a sorority or fraternity as being different, however, the different sororities and fraternities each have specific reputations. For example, one frat may be viewed as stuck-up and snobby while another may be viewed as lame and anyone can get in, etc.

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At first glance, Greek sweatshirts seem to be a wardrobe staple at LMU. However, the shirts are the most noticeable sign of a Greek community on campus. Like everything else at LMU, the sororities and frats are low-key. Students do not feel that Greek life is a prerequisite to popularity, so there isn't too much pressure to participate. Students who choose to rush usually enjoy the Greek experience. Formals, parties, and competitions are a part of the scene, along with a service element. Most organizations hold a yearly philanthropic event to benefit a charitable organization. LMU chapters, most notably Alpha Phi, typically raise thousands of dollars to benefit various causes. Some Greek organizations focus more on academics and service, while others focus on partying, so students with varying interests can find an organization to fit their personalities.

For students who choose not to rush, campus Christian groups, media outlets, and social clubs are a strong element in the LMU social scene. Although Greeks tend to be loyal to other Greeks and Greek life, students who don't join will not be alone. Service organizations like Belles are just as selective as some sororities, while cultural clubs like De Colores provide the same close-knit ties. LMU has a space for you regardless of your attitude towards Greek life.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
16%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
12%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
33%
Freshman Women in Sororities
33%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
7
Fraternities
  • Alpha Delta Gamma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • The Western Regional Greek Leadership Association awarded LMU's Greek community with three awards in 2003: Excellence in Scholastic Achievement and Programming, Most Interfraternal Relations, and the Legacy Award for "sustained excellence and growth."
  • Delta Gamma's "Anchor Splash" event raises money for Blind Children's Center of Los Angeles.
  • The LMU chapter of Alpha Phi became the highest fundraising chapter in the nation when members raised more than $32,000 in November 2003. The funds benefited the nonprofit organization Caring for Children and Family with Aids and the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 127 responses

  • 36% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 49% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 7% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 5% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 127 responses

  • 13% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 53% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 24% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 127 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 40% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.

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