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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Some of the best chapters on a national level are located here. It is intense to rush (for men and women) but very much worth it. The Greek homes are all beautiful and are most Greek's "home-away-from-home". This is the best way to become involved / aware of events on campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't had the opportunity to rush yet, but I would love to. Greeks and non-Greeks are still friends, and they don't see each other differently. I feel that fraternities and sororities do great things for the community. They also help with involvement, grades, not to mention lifelong friendships and networking opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm a non-greek, so I don't really have much of an opinion about them. The fraternities/sororities do throw some of the best parties on campus though.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is great. The sororities and fraternities all have houses on campus. Fraternities are known for their parties, especially their fall rush parties. They never fail to have a good time. Some non-Greeks are indifferent towards Greeks, but some also have a negative opinion. It depends on the person.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Everyone I know loves the Greek life at Ole Miss. Personally, I joined a sorority and quit after a week because it requires a lot of commitment I wasn't prepared to make. If you can time manage I would say go for it, lots of my friends are in sororities or fraternities. Just make sure you are honest with yourself when going through recruitment and pick the place you truly belong.

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Greek life at Ole Miss isn’t just another organization—it’s a way of life. The Greeks on campus aren’t just partiers who go out all the time; they’re in all the clubs and religious organizations, on the Student Programming Board, and busy with volunteering and conducting fundraisers. They’re basically everywhere, and they’re involved all over campus and in the city. The parties are great, but they’re only a small part of Greek life. The majority of a Greek student’s time is spent on rush practice, meetings, committees, study hall, and volunteering. Most Greek organizations require each member to earn a certain amount of points each semester through service hours and attendance at campus-wide lectures. Each fraternity and sorority has different rules to abide by, but almost all have some sort of academic policy that you must sign.

If your parents are dubious about you joining one of these organizations, tell them about these positive aspects of the Greek system. If you’re even remotely thinking about going Greek, many students will tell you that it’s fun and you’ll meet tons of people. If you decide you’re not sure you want to commit to something that serious and time consuming, wait a year. You can always rush as a sophomore. Remember to be open-minded and don’t dislike people because they’re in a fraternity or a sorority—but don’t be friends with people just because they’re in one, either.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
32%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
34%
Number of Fraternities
19
Number of Sororities
13
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Psi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha (suspended until spring 2010)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Psi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • 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 153 responses

  • 64% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 16% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 16% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 2% 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.
  • 40% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 24% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 152 responses

  • 9% Very easy.
  • 30% Somewhat easy.
  • 40% Somewhat difficult.
  • 20% Very difficult.

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