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Greek Life


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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life is fair here at UC Merced.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Im indifferent about Greek life. It's not something that attracts my attention.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is cool and fun for those who are part of it but those who are non-greeks don't really have the opportunity to enjoy the parties they throw because not everyone is invited/let in. Greek housing is off-campus since the school is still under development, however many of the Greek groups do help the community.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life affects on the campus social atmosphere is not much of a difference because it really is not that popular therefore it does not really matter whether a student becomes part of a greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I had a roommate that joined greeklife, and as soon as they joined it they changed, they started going out more and wearing less, but in a way that was good because then she would get really annoying about her partying ways and how much she would drink and hook up with boys. it was good for her though because before that she was always in the room talking to her friends from home who were still in high school.


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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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 145 responses

  • 14% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 66% 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 143 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 145 responses

  • 23% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.


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