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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students are viewed indifferently due to them just being students, we are all treated equally in the end.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They're great, they're the only groups of people who are more social/involved on campus. However, the only disadvantage of the Greek life here is that they don't have their own housing so its not as big as other Greek life at other schools. They only do mixers, and social events.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I just rated this area based on other peoples comments

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved with the Greek Life due to my grades but my friends who are seem super happy to be involved. They do a lot for the community, they have many great events and I believe it is a great way to make friends your first year of college by joining.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From what I've seen, greek life is not as big as it would be in other schools but there are a lot of students who join. The only thing different in our school vs. older schools is in UC Merced, there is no hazing.

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Greek life is still developing at UCM. There are a few fraternities and sororities, academic ones included, but there are not any frat or sorority houses on campus, which is why these organizations do not seem particularly pronounced. These organizations stay fairly active by taking part in community service and holding study sessions. However, many of the events brothers and sisters have are exclusive to their respective fraternities and sororities only, which is why non-Greeks do not know much of what they do, outside of the parties they throw. Therefore, there is an overall indifference between non-Greeks and Greeks.

There are no housing options for Greeks at the moment, but members tend to live together off campus. There has been talk about having houses on campus; however, that is not a priority for the school right now, so it might be at least a few more years before there are any apparent fraternity and sorority houses. The number of pledges and members grow every year, so it is very possible that Greek life will be a bigger part of the school within time.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
4%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
6%
Number of Fraternities
4
Number of Sororities
3
Fraternities
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
Sororities
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 156 responses

  • 13% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 67% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 17% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 154 responses

  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 59% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 156 responses

  • 22% Very easy.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 22% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

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