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Greek Life

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: About 30% of students are involved in Greek life. They are fairly small in number but have a big presence on campus. Some of them have houses off campus, some do not.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't big on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not an important thing on Campus. During rush week it feels like it's important, but literally two weeks later nothing has changed and no one cares.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't very big on campus, but it's gaining popularity for the parties they throw

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Some orgs have a bad rap

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The Greek system at Oxy is very small and has very little visibility. Most of the fraternities keep to themselves, and do very little besides party or hold events only for their own members. They have been dwindling in number lately, and there has been less and less support from students and administration. The sororities are somewhat stronger, but they too have very little presence on campus save for a few points during the year when large parties are thrown by one or two of the sorority houses. Most people know very little about the Greek system at Oxy, and even fewer actively participate.

Overall, the Greek Life on campus appears to be dying. Not much is currently going with the Greek community, and very little is being done by the school to encourage a revival. Most students involved with the Greek system say that the school is trying to get rid of fraternities because of insurance issues, and expressed a high amount of anger for not having the community that a strong group of fraternities could give the school. Some students have started a new fraternity, which gives hope that the community could be revived, but it is obvious that doing so will obviously take a long time and is very dependent on how active all the Greek organizations can be over the next few years. Those looking for a strong Greek community as a central part of their college life should definitely look elsewhere.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
16%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Zeta Tau Zeta (co-ed)
Sororities
  • Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha
  • Delta Omega Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
Greek Council
Did You Know?
The Alpha Phi Lambda Alpha and Delta Omicron Tau sororities throw an all-campus toga party every year in the Sycamore Glen that unofficially kicks off the party season at Oxy.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 21 responses

  • 14% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 43% 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.
  • 43% 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 21 responses

  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 48% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 38% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 5% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 20 responses

  • 25% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 25% No special housing is available.
  • 45% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 20 responses

  • 50% Very easy.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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