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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know too much but I do have friends in Greek life, and they seem to enjoy it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know know much about the Greek life there.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They can get really annoying.I feel like greek life is all about the party and pride of being in a chapter.No one is actually there for the service and making a difference part.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is nice at UMBC. No one will look at you differently whether or not you join.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Perfectly fine for both greeks and non-greeks

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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.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
3%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
3%
Freshman Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
11
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Nu Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Triangle
Sororities
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Kappa
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Sigma Chi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Nu Omega (MGC)
  • Delta Phi Omega (MGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Phi Lambda (MGC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (MGC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi (MGC)
  • Sigma Beta Rho (MGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Zeta Sigma Chi (MGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Inter-Fraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Association

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 85 responses

  • 13% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 29% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 5% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 85 responses

  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 66% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 85 responses

  • 5% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 91% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 85 responses

  • 16% Very easy.
  • 52% Somewhat easy.
  • 28% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.

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