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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not very involved in the Greek life due to a heavy course load, but I do know that about half the non-Greeks enjoy Greek parties and the other half think that the Greeks are annoying and stereotypical. There are a lot of different Greek options though.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I was not too thrilled with the greek life based on my interactions with it; however, I do have friends that really enjoy their fraternities and sororities.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Not something that I am involved in. But it is a great way to make friends and be more involved socially.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Best decision I've made in Boulder. I love that I've joined my fraternity, and it's a huge part of my life.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: My roommate joined the Greek Life and it helped her find community. I am not in Greek Life but I don't feel like I need to be in order to be a part of the social life.

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Many freshmen find that Greek life helps students adjust to the overwhelming college lifestyle by offering a number of social activities, as well as an overall sense of community. Within the first few weeks of school, freshmen have the opportunity to participate in the fraternity and sorority selection process known as "rush." Over the course of roughly a week, potential Greeks meet with sorority and fraternity members to determine the best fit. Although a growing number of incoming students choose to participate, the majority of the school remains impartial to the Greek lifestyle, allowing for a wide variety of social scenes.

While Greeks do make up a large percentage of the bar scene, they do not shun fellow students. Their commitment to each other is apparent, yet Greeks in Boulder seem to be more laid-back in that they do not exclusively limit themselves to their "brothers" and "sisters." Still, many males who rush report that hosting fraternity parties allowed for considerable interaction with the ladies by excluding non-fraternity members, and in turn, sorority members also cited Greek formals and socials as the perfect means for inviting a hot date. Therefore, there is a chance that you might feel like you're missing out due to all the events hosted by Greek affiliates. So before you immediately eliminate the possibility of going Greek, be sure to carefully consider the pros and the cons that the Greek lifestyle could allow.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
8%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
13%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
17
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Chi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Pi Lambda Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Sigma Rho Lambda
  • Theta Nu Xi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Lambda Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Theta Nu Xi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
There are a number of social fraternities on campus that are not officially recognized by the University. For more information on these organizations, check out www.coloradoifc.org.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 207 responses

  • 33% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 55% 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.
  • 6% 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 206 responses

  • 3% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 44% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 26% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 27% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 207 responses

  • 10% Very easy.
  • 49% Somewhat easy.
  • 38% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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