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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Worked out well for me. Had a wonderful rush!

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am apart of the Greek system and I love it!

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is great and I love it. It helped me find a lot of friends coming into college.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life does nothing but ruin the campus. The process of rush for both Fraternities and Sororities over-runs the campus even for non-greek students. If you are not a part of Greek life you are looked down upon. The sororities are an army of oversized t-shirt wearing snobby white girls. The fraternities are full of dim-witted guys who only want to party and struggling to maintain their 2.5 GPA to stay an active. If you are not considering Greek life at all, DO NOT COME HERE.

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Greek Life: Greek Life at Ole Miss is very involved. Many people on Student Council are affiliated with Greek. Athletes are as well.


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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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • 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
  • 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 108 responses

  • 58% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 21% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 17% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 1% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 107 responses

  • 19% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 36% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 19% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 27% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 109 responses

  • 87% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 7% 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 107 responses

  • 10% Very easy.
  • 27% Somewhat easy.
  • 44% Somewhat difficult.
  • 19% Very difficult.


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