Diversity is a large component of the UMBC community, which is also reflected in the makeup of the Greek organizations—there are several African American, Latin American, Jewish, and Southeastern and Eastern Asian sororities and fraternities on campus. But, while there are many Greek organizations at UMBC, enrollment tends to be low, and sororities having five or six total members are not an anomaly. UMBC is focused on academics, and as a result, many students do not see Greek life as a priority. There also isn’t any housing available for the Greek community.
However, most members of Greek organizations tend to hold leadership positions on campus and are very active in promoting and fundraising for charitable causes. Recently, UMBC has been attempting to increase its support of the Greek community and has even held retreats for Greek students to meet and learn about one another’s organizations. This is definitely a positive stepping stone for a better future for the Greek community at UMBC.