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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a member of a panhel sorority on campus, although I'm sure I would have still had a great social life without going greek, I couldn't be more happier that I am part of Truman's Greek system. Unlike bigger schools like mizzou, greeks here are not snobby or think they're better than anyone and they truly do a lot to help out the community and the school.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to meet people, but you won't be treated differently if you don't participate.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Compared to other schools, Truman has great Greek life.

They are not snobby and cliquey like you would see at bigger schools, though there is still a strong sense of pride when it comes to members of Greek life. They are always looking to get more people in, and are generally very nice and welcoming.

Greek life makes up about 30% of the student population, and they have a fairly big presence on campus.

Overall, Greek life is a choice for the individual to make and it really won't hinder your college experience here if you join or not.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I just joined ASG and it's amazing! We don't haze or do initiation nights. Most of the Greek life at Truman is the same way and super awesome. We have honors frats (mixed gender), service sororities and frats, as well as social ones. Everyone is pretty polite and we all have great risk management plans in place. I feel really safe in Greek life, so I encourage people to join.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in a social fraternity (AXE, professional chemistry fraternity), but Greek life does make an impact on campus. Some of the most popular events are held by them, and best parties are hosted by them too. There is only Greek housing available for the fraternities--there are no official housing for the sororities.

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For students who want to get hard-core involved in Greek activities and who've dreamed of their own (more mature) sequel to "Animal House," it's definitely possible at Truman. Although dues can run in the hundreds of dollars, the Greek structure provides a unique opportunity for leadership and service, and most members take their responsibilities to uphold the name of their organization seriously. On the other hand, if schmoozy rush events and semi-formals aren't your style, you can completely ignore the Greek world, and there's no reason you'll be short on friends or entertainment.

Rush and bid processes are very traditional, and yes, there are girls sobbing because their invitations never came. Some frats require very little during the pledge season—no more than minor inconveniences such as sober-driving duty—and others will have pledges up all night, every night. Since there is basically no city in which to escape, weekends are peppered with frat parties. The alcohol is usually plentiful and cheap, and girls are encouraged to come whether they're Greek or not. Some students stay away from frats altogether, preferring to chill with a group of friends. But whether you're involved or not, you'll have the entire Greek alphabet memorized by graduation.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
25%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
14%
Number of Fraternities
16
Number of Sororities
10
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Phi Lambda Phi
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Sigma Chi Delta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • The first Greek organization at Truman was founded in 1914.
  • On their formal dress days, members of Alpha Sigma Alpha ("the Alphas") wear short red skirts, white button-down shirts, white tights, and black shoes.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 72 responses

  • 36% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 51% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% 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.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 70 responses

  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 63% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 19% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 70 responses

  • 19% Very easy.
  • 61% Somewhat easy.
  • 19% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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