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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Most of the time, sororities and frats are not too bad. They are in charge of a lot of fundraising and charities, which I really think they do a great job with. My only complaint is that they are very unwelcoming of those who are not in their group.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I think we have like two sororities and maybe a fraternity? I can't even name what they are. They play little to no importance on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not very popular or relevant on campus, but you can easily get into the few that are available.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a relatively small part of Luther's social scene, and the people who are involved are not exclusive and overall involvement in a sorority or fraternity mostly encompasses a title and nothing more, as the general student body can be involved in many of the Greek activities.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't really have a big Greek Life impact at Luther. I've heard of one sorority and one fraternity that is underground. If you're interested in being involved with Greek Life, go to another school. I'm not even sure if there is a Greek house.

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Greek life is hit-and-miss at Luther. Although not actually supported by the College, some sororities and fraternities have a long tradition of existence at Luther. The most popular male fraternities are Sigma Chi Theta, which is traditionally athletes; the Tri-Omegas, traditionally drinkers; and the Tri-Lambdas, traditionally musical and academics. The female sororities are dominated by the Tau Delta Gammas, for girls who want the traditional sorority experience, and the Alpha Beta Psis, for those who just want a group of girls to drink with. There are also underground fraternities, which is redundant at Luther, since no Greek organization is school supported.

Other than a few annual parties, Greek life is mostly dominated by meetings and officer elections. Pledging only lasts for a week, and there are few mentions of them in campus events, other than the service fraternity APO, which attempts to do charity work and fundraisers. The “life” they lead is not all that different from the normal student life due to the lack of Greek housing and exclusivity. In this way, Greek life is accessible to anyone who wants a taste, but it is not an essential part of the Luther experience.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
3%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
4%
Number of Fraternities
2
Number of Sororities
3
Fraternities
  • Sigma Chi Theta
  • Zeta Tau Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Beta Psi
  • Chi Theta Rho
  • Tau Delta Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Omega Omega Omega
  • Inter-Greek Council (IGC)
Did You Know?
All fraternities and sororities exist without having any actual houses or national charters. Because Luther doesn't support a fraternity system or allow first-years, sophomores, and juniors to live off campus, it would be impossible for people to pledge and then move into a house. As a result, many of the houses that are used for Greek activities are passed down from year to year from seniors to other juniors to ensure that each organization will have a house to call their own.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 32% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 66% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 50 responses

  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 84% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 4% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 49 responses

  • 43% Very easy.
  • 47% Somewhat easy.
  • 8% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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