One of the first things that you'll notice when you step foot on KU's campus is the abundance of young people sporting T-shirts with funny-looking, multi-colored letters on the front. Yes, Greek life is certainly a presence at KU. Greeks control student government and many leadership positions. It is important to note that some students at Kentucky that go Greek do so at the demand of their parents or because they are looking for a way to make friends quickly and have people to party with. Most students at UK are not Greek and enjoy mingling with Greeks and non-Greeks while on campus. Some say that Greeks are a dying breed at UK, especially after they have completed their freshman year rush; few people that rush stay in it for more than two years.
If you are interested in Greek life or wish to run for student government, an institution that is completely controlled by Greeks, you'll be obligated to drop at least a few hundred dollars each semester for membership fees-not to mention all the dough you'll be spending to keep up with the latest in fasion and designer garments. Rush is the first week of school, and you'll have made hundreds of friends by the end of the week (rush or not).