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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek life on campus, but I have a few friends who are. It can be pretty difficult to get in, specifically if it is an academic fraternity. I know many people who enjoy the support and connections they get from joining a fraternity or sorority. However, I find that their parties can get extremely rowdy and potentially dangerous, so I try to avoid them.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't care much for Greek life. It's not popular at OU.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not really care for greek life so this does not interest me either.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek Life, so I can't say much.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know very much about Greek life at my school, but from what I do know, it seems great. My classes have had Greek student visitors and the Greek Life coordinator come and speak. Greeks seem to do a lot of positive things for the community and students such as hold $5 all you can eat pancake days, repaint fire hydrants, or volunteer to clean up trash and weed gardens. I'm not personally interested in Greek life, but they are prevalent and positive on campus.

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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 267 responses

  • 25% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 63% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 10% 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 268 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 54% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 16% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 21% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 270 responses

  • 13% Very easy.
  • 57% Somewhat easy.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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