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4 College Senior

Greek Life: LOVE GREEK LIFE. so sorority's cant have off campus housing but the fraternity's have off campus chapter houses. The greek life at truman is great at having a one greek atmosphere and getting along with one another. many people have friends in different organizations. do great things for the community philanthropy wise as well. overall a great experience.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are everywhere. Most people can get along but most Greeks tend to stick to themselves.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are few Divine Nine fraternities and sororities and the number of members in them are small which is disappointing but the rest of Greek life is big. They play an important roll in campus events and we always have a great time. Greeks are seen as regular people to non-Greeks, we all just have fun and get our work done.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life sponsors a lot of events on campus, but members often have a negative attitude toward non-Greeks. Greek housing is limited, with some rooms available in fraternity houses, but there are no sorority houses available.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really care for greek life. The stories i hear and the things i actually see are terrifying.

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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 43 responses

  • 33% 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.
  • 5% 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.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 41 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 73% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 7% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 41 responses

  • 15% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 54% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 2% No special housing is available.
  • 29% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 41 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 20% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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