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Greek Life


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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not a part of but do great things.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I got nominated to be in a sorority, not my thing. People who are not in a sorority don't tend to like people who are in it. Its all about parties here. Umm...join one if you'd like?

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You notice people with letters but I don't pay any attention to them.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life influences on your studies a lot and a lot of student's GPA drop if they are involved with Greek Life

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: people are open about ethnic diversity


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Like most of UCR's organizations, the Greek life is an informal and casual presence on campus. A large number of Greek groups are multicultural and officially part of UCR's ethnic programs. No special housing is available for Greeks, so any gatherings must be conducted in resident or off-campus dwellings. The party scene is controlled mainly by the fraternities and sororities, but it is possible to attend the parties without actually joining, though it is worth considering if you enjoy that sort of social activity.

Some non-Greeks are under the impression that Greek life is popular simply due to the partying, but mostly non-Greeks are indifferent toward fraternities and sororities; it's simply another organization to join. There are a number of organizations at UCR outside of Greek life that serve the needs and interests of students in other ways. The fraternities and sororities give students a different method of extending their social network, making long-lasting friendships, and overall, having some fun.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Beta Upsilon Delta
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Epsilon Iota Sigma
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • La Union Estudiantil de la Raza (UER)
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Phi Rho
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Gamma Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Gamma Rho Lambda
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Latinic Societas Unitas (LSU)
  • Omega Zeta Chi
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Rho Delta Chi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
  • Sigma Pi Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • La Union Estudiantil de la Raza (UER)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Latinic Societas Unitas (LSU)
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • College Panhellenic Association (CPA)
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Did You Know?
The first national fraternity approved for the UCR campus was Alpha Phi Omega in 1968.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 166 responses

  • 27% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 51% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 11% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 7% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 167 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 53% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 19% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 19% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 168 responses

  • 11% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 77% No special housing is available.
  • 8% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 168 responses

  • 11% Very easy.
  • 57% Somewhat easy.
  • 32% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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