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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not participate in it but they seem okay; even if one chapter got a bad rep. recently

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a pretty big deal to those who take part in it

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am involved in the Greek Life on campus and I love it. It is a great way to get involved, meet people, and get connections.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big at OU, according to the schools' common data set, about 30% of students belong to some sort of fraternity or sorority. While it's hard not to notice people walking around with various letters as well as many of the huge houses, it doesn't seem to dominate the scene. There are still plenty of parties for those who stay independent as well as other ways to meet people/ make friends.

Personally I'm in a non traditional sorority and found that it drastically improved my social life as well as helped me connect with people who I otherwise would never have met.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is really big on campus but unless you're in a fraternity or sorority, than it's not really a big deal.


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It is commonly said among OU students that one must go Greek to have a social life on campus. While absolutely untrue, this statement gives an idea of the importance of sororities and fraternities. They are involved with every organization on campus, and more than 4,500 students are currently active members. For many, these organizations provide guidance throughout their careers at OU, and their alumni networks can prove beneficial when entering the workforce. Most important, however, are the friendships that are created within these organizations. They help bring together students with the same goals, interests, and attitudes, which in turn can help students smooth over the transition from high school to college, especially when they do not know any other students on campus. Non-Greek students generally view Greeks with benign contempt. They see the Greek students as obnoxious, cliquey partiers. There are many exceptions, however, and it is very common for Greeks to be close friends with non-Greeks.

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 Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Omega
  • Triangle
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Delta Alpha
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi (MGC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Beta Chi Theta (MGC)
  • Delta Epsilon Psi (MGC)
  • Delta Phi Omega (MGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Delta Chi (MGC)
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon (MGC)
  • Omega Delta Phi (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Phi Delta Alpha (MGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (MGC)
  • Tau Kappa Omega (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Association
Did You Know?
Greeks are involved in tons of events on campus, including OU Cousins, Big Event, Sooner Scandals, Mom's Day, University Sing, Dad's Day, Homecoming, Intramurals, OU Greek Volunteer Corps, Greek Week, and Leadership Seminars.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 126 responses

  • 57% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 25% 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.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 124 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 39% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 41% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 124 responses

  • 90% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 123 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 32% Somewhat difficult.
  • 6% Very difficult.
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