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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not apart of the Greek life at school but they seem to provide a charitable and friendly atmosphere to our college.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely seen around campus with some charity events that they do which is pretty cool when they get they whole campus involved.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a large part of campus. Almost all sororities and fraternities have houses on campus. Non-Greek members only support Greek life on campus.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm living in the SAE Fraternity house as a Freshman and could not have picked a better Fraternity. I enjoy spending time with my brothers and reaching out to help the community. I always believe that an individual should be giving and that was part of my selection process. The Greek Life at KU is big but includes everyone.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at KU is a great way to get involved in the school and the community.


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Being in a Greek organization is an opportunity for KU students to make a ton of friends and get involved with the University sooner, rather than later, during freshman year. Some students say that Greek life is an important aspect of college, while others like to remain independent. There are pros and cons to both points of view. If you are in any way interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, make sure you do your research beforehand. Find out what all the different organizations have to offer. Be warned: Greek life can be a steady time commitment, and remember that you need to pay dues to join—some as high as $2,500. The Greek houses are especially large, which can offer a nice living environment for students. Most Greeks live in the house for the first two years and then move off campus for their remaining years of college.

Greek life is very prevalent on the KU campus, with the large houses and amount of money invested in the sororities and fraternities. The houses are visible all around campus and are one of the trademarks at KU. Students are recruited heavily when they first arrive at KU, but the choice is yours to make on whether Greek life fits with your lifestyle or not.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epslon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Triangle
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
The four pillars of Greek life are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Sisterhood/Brotherhood.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 217 responses

  • 44% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 43% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 5% 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 216 responses

  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 36% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 42% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 216 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 51% Somewhat easy.
  • 40% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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