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3 College Junior

Greek Life: UCLA has an okay greek culture, but the public opinions towards greek life hasn't been great! The composition of Greek life is somewhat mixed, and they have very different cultural mindsets

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is surprisingly pleasant. Of course there are issues with the white fraternities and sororities when dealing with racism, but that is expected. Every other type of fraternity and sorority is friendly, welcoming, and a wonderful contribution to the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not personally involved, but I know it's a pretty "big thing" on campus. You see a lot of greek letters of frat and sororities on shirts, tanks, sweaters on people everywhere. I've also even heard about a lot of parties, which should say a bit, as I usually run in circles that are completely separate from such topics. One of the big pluses of going to parties means that in whatever classes you enroll in, you'll probably know quite a bit of the people because you've already met them. I would say there is quite a bias for looks though, especially if it's one of the older, more recognized frats - even if no one says anything, you can tell.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The sorority houses are a lot cleaner than the fraternities. However, some of the sororities have an attitude.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is a wide range of Greek life such as cultural, professional, and social. There are plenty of choices and one cannot simply sum them all up because of the different types of greek organizations.


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Greek Bruins try to make it a point to show that they're not the letter-wearing, keg-chugging animals stereotyped on TV. And to some extent, this is true—when chatting up a sorority girl or frat guy, you know there's a UCLA-worthy brain in there. There's little hierarchy or cliquey-ness to be found within Bruin frats and sororities, though the Greek system itself often acts as a giant, everyone-knows-and-loves-each-other family to which other students are merely foreigners. Most agree that the process of joining one of UCLA's many nationally recognized houses can be daunting, but the years of camaraderie, networking opportunities, and feel-good service ventures are worth it.

As far as Greeks and the social scene goes, frat parties tend to make up a large part of weekend activity and are often the only alternative to low-key apartment gatherings. If you're a member of Greek life, this means you're constantly ambushed with raging opportunities, while non-Greeks may just have to watch from the sidelines. Greeks typically also attend two official events per week, such as date parties, philanthropy events, or club-centered "raids" with other houses. However, students who choose not to partake in Greek parties still find themselves with all of L.A. to conquer by night—the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica are popular party destinations and only a car or bus ride away.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Omega
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Lambda Phi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Omega Sigma Tau
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Sigma Pi Beta
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Theta Xi
  • Triangle
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Phi Rho
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Chi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Alpha Delta
  • Chi Delta Theta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Gamma Rho Lambda
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Psi Epsilon
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Phi Lambda Rho
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta
  • Sigma Delta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Tau Theta Pi
  • Theta Kappa Phi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega (MIGC)
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha (MIGC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Chi Alpha Delta (AGC)
  • Chi Delta Theta (MIGC)
  • Delta Lambda Phi (MIGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Gamma Rho Lambda (MIGC)
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha (LGC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Psi Epsilon (MIGC)
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon (AGC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (LGC)
  • Lambda Theta Nu (LGC)
  • Nu Alpha Kappa (LGC)
  • Omega Sigma Tau (AGC)
  • Phi Lambda Rho (LGC)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi (MIGC)
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta (MIGC)
  • Sigma Delta Sigma (MIGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta (LGC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (LGC)
  • Sigma Pi Beta (MIGC)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (MIGC)
  • Tau Theta Pi (MIGC)
  • Theta Kappa Phi (AGC)
  • Zeta Phi Rho (MIGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Asian Greek Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Latino Greek Council
  • Multi-Interest Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
The ABC TV series "Greek" is often filmed on campus, and the show's story line is rumored to revolve around real events in the UCLA Greek system.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 352 responses

  • 44% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 45% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 5% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 349 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 25% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 349 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 49% Somewhat easy.
  • 40% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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