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Greek Life

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is a lot of event around campus the Greek life is apart of. I'm not apart of it but I see them doing a lot of things for the community

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: When it come to Greek life, many of the people who join these groups, stay within their groups. Socializing or being around non-Greeks is hard to find. They usually stick together, or they are always together. The Greeks have their own housing for each chapter.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If that is what you are in too then go for it. It seems pretty over rated. When you go to college it is to learn.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: As a non-Greek, I view the Greeks as being an integral part of the University. They are involved in just about every major fund raising event on campus. I have many close friends who are Greek and they treat me no differently than their Greek sisters or brothers. At the campus Newman Center, we have Greek night every week with religious celebrations. The non-Greeks are welcome to join in the celebrations, pizza and socializing. There are several neighborhoods around campus with fraternity and sorority rows. There are a total of 47 fraternity and sororities at UK, starting in 1890. Greek life is a hard fast tradition at UK.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Joining greek life was probably one of the best decisions that i have made here at UK and it has given me many opportunities and made many new friends

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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).

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
9%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
12%
Number of Fraternities
24
Number of Sororities
17
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Farmhouse
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Ceres
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Beta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 284 responses

  • 55% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 30% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 14% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 1% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 286 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 40% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 26% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 285 responses

  • 8% Very easy.
  • 51% Somewhat easy.
  • 38% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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