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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life, but I know a lot of people who are and they seem to love it. There is also a huge variety in the Greek life and they even have a christian frat and sorority now, as well as chemistry, and cultural frats, so it is not your typical greek life. There are always formals and events going on and I would say there is not a division between greek life and non-greek life students because Carolina students are awesome and break down borders. Even without being a greek-life student, I have been invited to different events within different frats and sororities and many of my friends live on or off-campus and participate. There usually is a requirement to live in the house, but the houses are SO nice and often have personal chefs so it is not remotely devastating.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greeks throw huge parties and can seem cliquey and snobby, but each individual person is great in their own way.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is too superficial

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I know relatively little about Greek life. I know that some of their work is philanthropic, yes, but they seem to be focused mostly on throwing parties and all being alike.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not that big into Greek life but it is a pretty popular thing on campus

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Carolina has a large Greek life scene, although it isn't for everyone. If you have decided to go the Greek route, prepare in advance for rush and your pledging semester because it can be quite tough to manage that and taking on the rigor of academics all at once. UNC has many traditional fraternities and sororites, as well as ethnic and multiculural sororties and fraternites. For those who are looking to just party as part of the Greek system, be aware that it doesn't quite work like that. Instead, students have to do community service, maintain GPAs, be recruited, and do many other activites benefiting the community. 

Although at times it seems like most of the student body is Greek, in reality it is only about 12 percent. If you choose not to go Greek, there are plenty of ways to meet people, and it doesn't limit your attendance at parties thrown by the Greeks. Either way, there is a home for every student at Carolina, Greek or not.

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 Iota Omega
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Iota
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Sigma Nu
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Psi
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Pi Omega
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Beta Chi
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Rho Lambda
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega (GAC)
  • Alpha Iota Omega (GAC)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi (GAC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Pi Omega (GAC)
  • Delta Phi Omega (GAC)
  • Delta Sigma Iota (GAC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Pi Chi (GAC)
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda (GAC)
  • Omega Phi Beta (GAC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Phi Sigma Nu (GAC)
  • Pi Alpha Phi (GAC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Rho Lambda (GAC)
  • Theta Nu Xi (GAC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Alliance Council (GAC)
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
The average GPA for Greeks is 3.3. The average GPA for non-Greeks is 3.0.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 153 responses

  • 35% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 57% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 6% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 152 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 48% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 25% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

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

  • 6% Very easy.
  • 51% Somewhat easy.
  • 39% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.


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