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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't affect the social atmosphere at all in my opinion. It's not that big of a deal whether you are a part of the Greek life or not. Greek students are viewed the same as non-Greeks. There is no Greek housing available.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not particularly huge on USF's campus. There are no frat/srat houses and the events are few and far between. You absolutely do not need to take part in Greek life to feel socially stimulated at this school. The parties thrown are attended by both Greek members and non-affiliates. The Greek system is largely over-hyped for what it is, as the frats and seats are not nationally recognized by the overseeing Greek board (or whatever it is). Social life does not revolve around Greek life. I would only consider joining a culturally-focused sorority or fraternity as opposed to the few social ones to promote USF's mission of diversity.

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2 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is not prominent

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Go to another school for Greek Life. 3rd-rate here.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in the greek life so I don't know how to put this.

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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 147 responses

  • 4% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 35% 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.
  • 56% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 148 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 68% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 147 responses

  • 15% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 31% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.

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