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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not currently in any fraternities but I have lots of people talking to me about joining. They seem really cool and interested in getting new members

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are separate dorms for all of the Greek life students, and the campus offers over a dozen different possibilities for students to consider. Sometimes, there are monuments on campus dedicated to the Greek life students. However, on a general basis, the Greek life seems to go rather unnoticed, but they always put on a large show during club fairs in order to attract new members. Non-Greek members don't seem to have any particular hard feelings toward Greek life students.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty average

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: UMBC is indifferent about Greek life. As long as the right amount of studies is put into your life, then its fine.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: There are sororities and fraternities but it's really not that important. They don't really matter too much.


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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
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • 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
  • 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 137 responses

  • 13% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 50% 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.
  • 28% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 7% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 137 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 70% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 137 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 28% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.


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