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Greek Life


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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not really a lot of experience, but those in Greek life seem great.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have crazy parties but there is some partying on campus with Greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you never join Greek life odds are you won't see a difference in your community/campus life. If you do join up you will find yourself around other Greeks much more and it's a very good community but it won't take over your social life.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I am personally not a fan of Greek Life but a lot of people are.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: In general, Greek life serves a beneficial social purpose, but doesn't contribute much back to the campus or community.


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Greek letters are visible all over campus, and students do measure it as a dominant part of campus life, but it does not intrude into any student's life if they don't want it to. There is an open choice of whether to be involved or not, and UR students find they can easily keep themselves busy with or without being Greek. The parties are not exclusive, and the larger parties are well attended by the campus. Less accepting of the fraternities is the administration, which keeps a constant eye on the frat quadrangle amd puts them on probation at a moment's notice. The fraternity quad happens to be a hop, skip, and a jump over from the Residential Quad, with two dorms full of freshmen, so the hawk eye of security is centered over that sore point. In general, though, fraternities and sororities co-exist with the campus and the community.

Sometimes, it can feel like one big club, with the Greeks on campus making up about a quarter of the population, but on the whole, everyone gets along. Greeks let anyone into their parties, especially the fraternities, and do not look down on those who chose not to be Greek; sororities are more exclusive, though. There is no pressure to join; some find it fits in with their lifestyle at school, and others are perfectly happy to be unaffiliated. There are some of the typical frat boys, who act in the typical manner, but there are also a lot of surprises in terms of who is part of a fraternity, and a couple fraternities that aren't stereotypical. There is a non-hazing policy on campus, so there is less of a secret society-feel. Greek life is bearable for everyone at UR.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Lambda Alpha Upsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Psi Upsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Fraternity Presidents' Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 115 responses

  • 29% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 60% 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.
  • 7% 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 115 responses

  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 59% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 4% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 115 responses

  • 10% Very easy.
  • 67% Somewhat easy.
  • 23% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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