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Greek Life

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Very small, and their parties aren't that fun.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life pretty much dominates the social scene, despite many students saying that it is a negligible aspect of Oxy. It is also regularly criticized by many students for its institutional history and lack of diversity, which is seemingly unsolvable, given their fatalistic attitudes towards Greek organizations at Oxy.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: While there are few choices in Greek life it is really fun if you get involved in it. Sorority wise there is one national sorority and one national multicultural sorority, however the local sororities are actually bigger than the national ones. All of them have a lot of on campus history and are a great way to get involved in campus life.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No one really cares about greek life here.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not a big deal, which is good because it's very difficult to be accepted. Parties are open to everyone, and that's really the only attention Greek life gets from non-Greeks.

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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 31 responses

  • 13% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 48% 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.
  • 39% 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 31 responses

  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 29% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 30 responses

  • 40% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 7% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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