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Greek Life

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: its way too expensive and kept me from pursuing it.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's inevitably an insular community, but there are some more "diverse" options like the pre-professional fraternities. I'm not involved in Greek life, but I have plenty of friends who are and enjoy it.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: As a non-greek girl who has more than half of my friends in greek life, I can say that greek life is a big part of the social life on campus, especially the party scene, but it definitely doesn't dominate social life. Sorority houses are beautiful and extremely close to classes although they are very far from the frats and apartments. Overall greek life itself is pretty serious here although it is not as intense as at true greek schools (for example USC)

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't necessary to have a good time, but it does provide the most fun and great connections.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm so glad I joined a sorority. I've met so many cool people and it's given me so many opportunities to get involved in things.

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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
13%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
11%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
13%
Freshman Women in Sororities
11%
Number of Fraternities
30
Number of Sororities
29
Fraternities
  • 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
Sororities
  • 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
  • GAMMA
  • 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 206 responses

  • 43% 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.
  • 2% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 204 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 53% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 206 responses

  • 76% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 1% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% No special housing is available.
  • 17% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 203 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 51% Somewhat easy.
  • 38% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.
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