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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally have never been in one, but there are great people that participate and keep them involved with the campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is not a interest in me, but I know friends who are in greek life. Everyone treats you the same even if you are not in greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A solid amount of students join Greek life, but it isn't a whole lot. A few of my friends are in sororities and fraternies but a majority of them are not. Greek life seems to be viewed on campus as organizations that host parties and events which are normally very fun and enjoyable.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't huge at UMASS Amherst. Not many people join fraternities or sororities compared to the size of the school. I believe we only have 3% greek life at the school. However, the fraternities and sororities are very close to campus and are definitely a party scene on the weekends. Almost every weekend you can find a fraternity hosting a party and they are definitely a popular spot if you are under 21. Both sorority and fraternity housing are available.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not pay much attention to Greek Life but it is extremely large and great for those that chose to participate.

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Greek life doesn't dominate the UMass social scene, but it is a large part of it. Frat houses are generally viewed on campus as the party spots for most freshmen and some sophomores who don't know any upperclassmen with apartments where they can party. Although not an overwhelming part of campus, they host events and make their presence known. Some of the frats and sororities are very involved with the local community and school projects, and some are not. In general, fraternities are loved by many, but not by all. Sororities, with the exception of one, do not throw parties and are therefore held in higher regard than the fraternities. The sororities based on campus are known to be very involved with philanthropies and are involved in social events with both fraternities and other sororities. The Greek community is tight-knit, and students get as much out of it as they put in.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
6%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
4%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
6%
Freshman Women in Sororities
4%
Number of Fraternities
24
Number of Sororities
19
Fraternities
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Gamma
  • Delta Chi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Xi Phi
  • Iota Gamma Upsilon
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lamba Pi Chi
  • Omega Psi Delta
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Delta Xi Phi (MGC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Phi Lambda (MGC)
  • Lambda Pi Chi (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Delta (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Phi Iota Alpha (MGC)
  • Pi Delta Psi (MGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Iota Alpha (MGC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta (MGC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (MGC)
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon (MGC)
  • Sigma Psi Zeta (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 245 responses

  • 13% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 64% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 22% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 243 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 36% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 7% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 242 responses

  • 10% Very easy.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 30% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.

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