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Greek Life


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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Low key and small groups but great if you join.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There aren't any Greek housing opportunities on campus or available for the school but they all usually get an on-campus apartment together and unnoficially use that as their Greek housing.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's easy to get involved in Greek life if you want to, but it's not the top choice for a lot of students. You don't have to be in Greek life in order to have friends or have fun.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life doesn't tower over other groups and organizations on campus as one of the better things to do at Hartford but it is definitely a prominent part of campus life. Non Greeks are indifferent towards the Greeks and often they interact together.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Joining my sorority was a geat experience! Meeting people from all different backgroungs, interests, major, etc. made it worthwhile. I never felt alone and always had a friend to go anywhere/study with. I know for certain these ladies will be in my life forever.


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The Greek organizations are a very big part of the University of Hartford community—it is very difficult to meet someone who is not in Greek life. There are numerous fraternities and sororities on campus, so it is hard to miss its members because they are usually dressed in their organization’s gear.

There are more than a dozen sororities and fraternities based on campus, and students also pledge local chapters of multicultural Greek organizations, which are not based on campus. The beginning of each semester is a very busy time for the Greeks because this is when they recruit new members (called “rush”). The Greek organizations also hold several social events during the year for its members. In general, the Greeks take themselves and their organizations very seriously and many usually only associate with other members in their respective organizations. There is a lot of Greek pride at the University of Hartford, and there’s an organization for anyone interested in going Greek.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilson Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Iota Alpha (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Nu
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Delta Zeta
  • Lamba Theta Alpha (metro/city-wide chapter)
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta (metro/city-wide chapter)
Multicultural Colonies
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lamba Theta Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Inter-Fraternity Council Executive Board
  • Panhellenic Executive Board
Did You Know?
Several of the Greek organizations at the University are not only part of Connecticut chapters, but also New England chapters.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 109 responses

  • 18% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 59% 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.
  • 18% 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 109 responses

  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 57% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 110 responses

  • 9% Very easy.
  • 49% Somewhat easy.
  • 41% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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