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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are equal on the social ladder to non-greeks

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I like our campus greek life. I think they can be positive and negative. They do tend to be cliquey and act as if they are better than non-greeks but they still do make the campus more social.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life, and don't feel that I have enough info to answer this. But I do know there are a lot of options available.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's easy to get into, lots of party opportunities, but all you do is spend your time with the frat and never go to class. Your life will soon turn into one of continuous binge drinking (every night of the week) and smoking pot till you can't move. If you're not in a frat, then you are looked down upon and there's typically nothing to do.....ever

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Greek Life: They are popular and seem to do well for the community. Seems like most people are a part of Greek life.

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Greek life can be a blast for those involved. Even for non-Greeks, getting into their parties can be a wild time. But it's certainly not the focus of social life at OU. Students say that it is a great way to meet people during the beginning of your college career, but certainly not necessary for all social interaction (the residence halls and random parties are more than enough). Most students believe that joining a Greek organization just isn't necessary to have fun or make friends at OU, but those who have joined have enjoyed their experience, had a lot of fun, and made amazing friends. It just depends on the person.

Basically, if you are interested in going Greek, check out the options during Rush Week, but do it spring or winter rather than fall. This gives you the chance to make your own friends first before jumping into the Greek lifestyle. Many people, fearful they won't make friends, join a sorority or frat right away, which then becomes their entire, somewhat sheltered, social group. Simply put, at OU, social life doesn't revolve around the Greek system-wait until at least one quarter has gone by before deciding to rush. It's best to develop your own friendships and interests before making the decision.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
14%
Number of Fraternities
17
Number of Sororities
13
Fraternities
  • Acacia
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Rho Lambda
  • Women's Pan-Hellenic Association
Did You Know?
Rho Lambda is an organization honoring Pan-Hellenic women who contribute greatly to the Women's Pan-Hellenic Association and their sorority.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 130 responses

  • 22% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 64% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 12% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 131 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 131 responses

  • 80% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 15% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 132 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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