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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Can't comment on this since it doesn't apply to me.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Our greek life is definitely growing. Quite a big portion of girls at USF are now in sororities. They are getting much better too. I expect our greek life to be very good in the next decade or so.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: greek life is not significant on campus

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: It doesn't matter if you're involved in Greek life or not.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I admire the greeks so much! They had fun while helping others and building friendships all the same time.

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While USF appears to have many Greek colonies, the vast majority of fraternities and sororities on campus is service-based and/or academic-oriented. The socially based Greek groups are often affiliated with a particular culture or special interest, whereas only one of each fraternity and sorority is based solely on social interest. Since the University isn't particularly interested in having more social Greek groups, and there’s absolutely no pressure to join one, there's a blatant lack of interest in Greek life at USF. There are no designated houses on campus (or anywhere, for that matter)—just a random assortment of sweatshirts with Greek letters being worn to class, so most students are oblivious to any kind of Greek presence at school.

Though Greek life is hard to come by, designated fraternities and sororities maintain quite a bit of involvement in major campus events, like Homecoming, the annual Greek Games, a Thanksgiving potluck, a Christmas clothing drive, and quite a few mixers and socials. The annual USF Idol competition has become increasingly popular, what with the Greek Council focusing on promoting a stronger presence on campus. While the majority of students chooses not to participate in Greek life, there is still the opportunity to do so at USF, without the fear of being bombarded by it, like you might be at a larger university.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
2%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
2%
Number of Fraternities
2
Number of Sororities
5
Fraternities
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Pi Kappa Phi
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Lambda Theta Nu
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Lambda Theta Phi
Other Greek Organizations
Greek Council
Did You Know?
  • Frats and sororities in San Francisco are not allowed to have houses on their school campuses due to city laws.
  • The Greek Council puts on an annual vocal competition (known as USF Idol) featuring up-and-coming singers from each chapter.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 97 responses

  • 3% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 31% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 62% 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 98 responses

  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 67% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 98 responses

  • 3% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 91% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 97 responses

  • 19% Very easy.
  • 43% Somewhat easy.
  • 38% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.

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