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Greek Life

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I went through sorority rush and liked it. Most hate it. It is a grueling week of scorching heat, dresses, fake smiles, feet that feel like they'll never walk again, and bid day which is very fun. But the system is flawed, the chapters are so big that it's impossible to have a real sisterhood, and

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The alabama greek system is one of the biggest and best in the country. The houses speak for themselves- they are incredible. There is some resentment towards the greek system by some, not all, non greeks. As a member of this system, though, I highly endorse it. It was a great decision and well worth it.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in a fraternity, so sorry, I can't help here.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek Life. There are many sororities and fraternities and their houses are very nice.

College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at this school and I would love to be a part of a sorority. However, I did not rush in the fall because I wanted to get a feel on which ones I would be interested in. When I tried to rush this spring, I didn't have the appropriate GPA to receive a bid. If you are not in a sorority it's okay but if you aren't in a fraternity as a boy, you pretty much have no chance of getting into any parties and having a social life.

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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 195 responses

  • 64% 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.
  • 24% 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 196 responses

  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 33% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 38% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 197 responses

  • 92% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 196 responses

  • 4% Very easy.
  • 38% Somewhat easy.
  • 47% Somewhat difficult.
  • 11% Very difficult.

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