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Greek Life


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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not apart of the Greek life, so I can't really accurately rate this. Greek life is not something I would ever join.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: you can't live in the greek houses, and nongreeks dont really like the greeks

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is hit or miss at Texas Tech.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally I'm not into Greek Life, but I still think they do good things for the community.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: good for networking, but I want to avoid drinking.


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Lubbock is a small town, and therefore Greek life is a huge part of the Texas Tech social scene. Especially for freshmen who can't go to bars, fraternity parties are the place to be on the weekends. There is at least one fraternity party going on every day of the weekend during the fall semester, and these parties range anywhere from being a refined dance party with a band to a foam party with a DJ and random costumes galore. Fraternity parties are random in venue and theme, but they usually have one thing in common: drinking. It is not uncommon to see people making out in the foam or throwing up in it. Girls are always welcome, but only guys in that particular fraternity are usually allowed in.

Sorority functions are the opposite of fraternity functions because they are all date parties. Dates must be signed up, and most sororities make it mandatory to take a provided shuttle to and from the party. Drinking is not allowed for anyone under 21 because there is a third-party vendor who checks IDs, and the overall party feels like a high school dance. Unlike the Greek life at other schools, no one lives at the lodge provided by their respective fraternity or sorority. This plays a huge part in the dwindling of involvement of students in Greek life after their sophomore year.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Acacia
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • FarmHouse
  • Gamma Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Xi
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Phi Gamma
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Gamma Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Phi Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council (PH)
  • Rho Lambda

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 307 responses

  • 49% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 38% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 9% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 4% 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 303 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 39% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 35% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 305 responses

  • 11% Very easy.
  • 47% Somewhat easy.
  • 39% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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