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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I can't give a real review on Greek life because I'm not involved, but from what I've heard, its great. The fraternities and sororities here holds many students, each one unique in their own way. From what I've seen , their constantly involve in volunteer services around Tuscaloosa, which is good on their part. Of course, there's the concern with hazing incidents, more so with the fraternities than anything, but I suppose things will get better. Regardless of what people think of them, Greek life is here to stay at Alabama, its not leaving anytime soon.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I put "somewhat easy" for my response to the question defining how difficult it is to get into a sorority or fraternity on campus because it's actually the best and easiest experience out there, it's simply making the commitment and deciding you want to make it such a huge part of your life, is the only difficult part. People that aren't in Greek life or haven't made a decision whether to be involved or not are the ones that typically rely on the stereotypical reputations and rumors, but I found none of this to be true. Greek life simply shows you a little be of every possible personality there is on such a big campus and helps you decide who you can see your self studying or hanging out on the weekends with. Its the best decision I've ever made and because of my great experience I encourage everyone to at least give it a try!

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Many people here praise the greek life here on campus. Me as an independent, I really don't care much about it but many people do.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I would like to become a Delta

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks party all the time and its hard and controversial in getting in the non-NPHC frats/sorors at Alabama if you are black or non-white. I have some greek friends that are in NPHC frats/sorors and they enjoy it.

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Greeks are widely known on campus. They are easy to point out since they have a certain look to them-preppy. Greeks come to class wearing lettered T-shirts and their cars have stickers revealing which Greek organization they are a part of. The fraternity houses are always throwing parties, and many independent students attend. The stereotype is rich, stuck up, and that they don't care to be your friend unless you too are a part of the Greek system. There are plenty that chose not to go Greek, but they say they still have good friends that are. Greek students take pride in their system and enjoy the social benefits. However, being Greek is not the only way to have fun. Independent students say they have just as much fun.

During Student Government (SGA) and Homecoming Queen elections, independent and Greek students battle out to see who controls the campus. Some believe that the Greeks try to own the school by only electing other Greeks into SGA. Independents encourage everyone to vote and stop the Greeks from winning. This is usually the only time the Greeks and independents overall disagree. Greek or not, this does not stop students from being friends with each other. Being Greek is not for everyone.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
22%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
29%
Number of Fraternities
32
Number of Sororities
23
Fraternities
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Chi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Association
  • United Greek Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 335 responses

  • 67% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 12% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 21% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% 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 333 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 35% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% 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 334 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 42% Somewhat easy.
  • 42% Somewhat difficult.
  • 10% Very difficult.

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