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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a fan, but a lot of students love it

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life feels huge to those in it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a big deal here at UC. some other Universities take it very seriously. I don't hear about the Greek life while I'm on campus. Most of the time things are involved around athletics

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They are involved and try to help the community but there aren't many african american greeks.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek students add a positive attitude around campus including non-Greek students.

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For some students at UC, Greek life is a big part of their college career. However, compared to other universities, UC Greek life is not as widespread and prominent, and while the University has plenty of fraternities and sororities, being a part of one is not a big deal. You can join one if you like, but there are plenty of other groups and clubs to join if you want to meet new people and get involved. The Greek houses are nice for those who choose to live in them, but it may not be the best place if you're looking for some peace and quiet—especially on the weekends. If socializing is important, however, it may be something worth looking into. Most fraternities and sororities hold events together, so Greek members are able to meet Greeks in houses other than their own, so because of this, they tend to stick together as a community. The organizations are really involved in the Cincinnati community as well, so they tend to get a little more respect—they aren't just all about partying.

In most cases, non-Greeks can befriend people who are involved in fraternities and sororities and get into their parties and social events without having to pay all the membership fees. Though some students in Greek life are stuck-up, most are down to earth and treat non-Greeks with respect. There is not a huge divide between Greeks and other students—most non-Greeks just tend to do their own thing.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Triangle
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Theta Phi Alpha
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Inter-Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Every spring, the UC Greek community holds Greek Week, when fraternities and sororities raise money for charity. Chapters come together to compete for points by participating in contests. They also hold individual fundraisers throughout the week to raise more money for the Greek Week fund.
  • Each year during Homecoming weekend, Greeks come together to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by participating in a 5K run. All proceeds benefit the foundation.
  • Fraternities and sororities also hold ice cream socials and "Meet the Greeks" events at the beginning of each school year to draw students to learn about the Greek community and possibly become members.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 182 responses

  • 32% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 57% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 181 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 48% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 27% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 179 responses

  • 72% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 10% No special housing is available.
  • 13% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 180 responses

  • 13% Very easy.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.
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