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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I hate the lack of diversity in the greek community.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I feel like USC greek life isn't that much different than any other school.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: USC is very big on Greek life. As someone who is also a part of Greek Life (although not in a top tier sorority), there is a sense of cockiness by the top sororities and frats. We have a greek row of houses available so there are lots of housing options. I still enjoy being a part of Greek life though.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life affects the social atmosphere of the campus.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: USC is an acknowledged party school and the greek life feeds that culture. it creates problems most definitely but if that is what you are interested in than the school is perfect for that


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The general consensus on Greek life at USC is two sided. Greek students can hardly imagine not having rushed, pledged, and joined a house, while most non-Greek students feel impartial about fraternities and sororities. Fraternities have a better reputation among non-Greek students than do sororities, probably because fraternities throw parties on a weekly basis, while sorority houses are never open for parties. Guys aren’t allowed into girls’ rooms.

Socializing on the Row goes on at fraternities. Girls in the same house tend to stick together, and in turn, get a reputation for being snobby. The Greek system is much like a high school with its various social cliques and constant gossip, but it is also the most distinguished social network that USC has ever had. Greek students are partly misunderstood and mislabeled by non-Greek students, as are non-Greeks by Greeks. The truth is, some students partake for the right reasons, just as some students avoid joining for the wrong reasons. As far as Greek systems go, USC is one of the best around. The pledge processes at different houses range from being peaceful to violent, long to short, educational to recreational, good to bad. No matter what a student is looking for, they will find it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Omega
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Gamma Nu
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Gamma Epsilon Omega
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Xi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Phi Rho
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Kappa
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Kappa
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Phi Omega
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Sigma Phi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Asian Greek Council
  • Diversity Encouragement Council (DEC)
  • Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA)
  • Interfraternity Council
  • InterGreek Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Once a year, the fraternities and sororities participate in a musical competition called Songfest.
  • Will Ferrell is a brother of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and occasionally stops by to visit.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 274 responses

  • 68% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 20% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 7% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 275 responses

  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 36% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 275 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 37% Somewhat easy.
  • 51% Somewhat difficult.
  • 5% Very difficult.
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