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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I believe our Greek Life is average. I don't care anything about it since it's not for me, but I do know a lot of people who joined a frat or sorority.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Since the university of Louisville has been around for over 200 years a lot of the Greek life clubs have been around for a very long time. The fraternities and sororities are supported by the students a lot because they always host events for both the students and the community that really help everyone be included. I myself have been to a few of their events even though I'm not joined with any of the Greek life clubs. Most colleges make those clubs feel really exclusive but at UofL anyone can join and feel that they're a part of something bigger.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: From what I've seen, greek life is accepted as well as non-greeks. There is social tolerance all across the campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Unifying the students to help the community.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life so I don't know much about it. But for the people that do attend they do say it's a great part and recommend it.


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Greek life at U of L is, in a word, small. The campus has been mostly commuters for so long that Greek life never grew as popular and powerful as it is at most Southern universities. However, the fraternities and sororities here are very involved and visible on campus. Greeks are by no means exclusive and collaborate with other organizations like SAB and PEACC to put on events and bring speakers to campus. Individual Greeks are also usually very involved with these organizations, and you’ll hear the same names everywhere. The sororities and fraternities get along well with one another, and while there is some competition, both friendly and unfriendly, members usually abide by the motto “no matter the letter, we’re all Greek together.” Intramural participants are mostly Greek, and attendance at games is usually huge; when not competing on the field, Greeks compete to raise money for philanthropy, but everyone comes out to support everyone else’s community service events.

Overall, Greek life at U of L is open and involved on campus. Most independents get along with Greeks, and though there are some exceptions, the Greek community gets along with each other. Greek life is another dimension of the social scene at U of L, but by no means is it necessary to be Greek to have a social life. Within Greek life, it’s what individual members make of it—the organization can either connect you with others on campus and beyond or be a smaller community within the larger community of the University.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Triangle
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (Gamma)
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 152 responses

  • 38% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 51% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 4% 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 152 responses

  • 18% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 49% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 151 responses

  • 11% Very easy.
  • 58% Somewhat easy.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.


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