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Greek Life

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's not a huge part of the UO campus but it is something to do and another community to be apart of.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at University of Oregon is very accepting. Both Greek and non-Greek students get along and socialize, allowing the students at the University of Oregon to feel welcomed whether they want to be part of Greek life or not.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not all of greek life is bad. It's not mostly sororities. But fraternities are some of the worst ones, because they are known to simply party all the time. They are constantly throwing parties where they only let girls in who they think are cute, and not many guys unless they are in the frat or they are in a group of girls. The rape percentage is always high at frats which is what I mostly don't like about greek life.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life and don't particularly care or know anything about it. Generally I see most sororities and fraternities as party oriented and not particularly useful for anything else. They seem to eat up a LOT of time with events, meetings, etc.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: I am a part of Greek life and I love it a lot.

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The Greek system is being rebooted into what it used to be many years ago. With more chapters on campus each year and more involvement, Greek life is becoming more wide-spread. In 2003, all Greek organizations were required to go dry, meaning there is no alcohol allowed at any Greek-affiliated meeting or party. Those who abstain from joining won't be heavily affected. It is a great community to be involved with on campus, but if you don't take part in it, you will not be ruining your college experience. Either choice has many benefits.

Rather than dominating campus social life, the Greeks offer a fun alternative to the bar scene. Greek life is a great social outlet but is also a place for service, academics, and brotherhood and sisterhood. It's not uncommon to hear of former Greeks who have dropped out of the system due to finding new friends, maturing out of it, or simply getting sick of sub-par living conditions. Basically, it is what you make of it. For those looking for it, the Greek system offers a solid sense of community with a social atmosphere and allows you to bond and become great friends with people of all backgrounds.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
14%
Freshman Women in Sororities
18%
Number of Fraternities
15
Number of Sororities
15
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Mu Omega
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Lambda Psi
  • Delta Lambda Psi
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Sigma Mu Omega
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega Council
Did You Know?
All of Oregon's Greek System was required to dry up in 2003. Officially, no alcohol is allowed at any fraternity or sorority meetings and parties, but drinking still occurs.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 209 responses

  • 35% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 8% 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 210 responses

  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 49% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 24% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 17% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 209 responses

  • 15% Very easy.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 28% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

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