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Greek Life


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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not affiliated with Greek life, but I know they are always doing something on campus to benefit their charities

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not near the caliber of UA or Auburn but still very good.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I didn't join a sorority until my sophomore year. I was one of those that looked down on Greeks as shallow, party animals-wasting their time and money. Then I met a lot of people that I NEVER would have associated with Greek life and realized not all sororities and fraternities were like that, I just needed to find the one that was the right fit for me. That said, Greek life at UAB is not a big deal-not like it is at Alabama or Auburn. There is no pressure to join one, people don't care if you're in one or not. Fun fact: there are no Sorority houses at UAB because 6 or more women living together in a house in the city of Birmingham is considered a brothel. Seriously.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If I planned on joining a fraternity in college, I would have gone to school somewhere else.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The campus is so full and diverse it is hard to even tell who is a greek


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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 80 responses

  • 15% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 61% 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.
  • 19% 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 80 responses

  • 16% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 61% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 10% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 79 responses

  • 15% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 70% No special housing is available.
  • 10% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 79 responses

  • 6% Very easy.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 6% Very difficult.
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