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Greek Life

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: the sorority housing is really nice and up to date, but the fraternity houses are older and need work done.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Though Greek life is a big part of social life at UTK, there are still many more social clubs that students can join. No one treats you differently just because you aren't a part of Greek life. In general, students are very open, and they do not judge people by their social lives. As far as how Greek students are viewed by non-Greek students, I would say that it is a pretty indifferent opinion. Sorority Village includes a house for every sorority on campus. These houses were completed about 3 years ago, so they are still very new. Every single house is so beautiful, and generally house about 40 girls.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life by a pro-Greek standard is a dream. If you are non-Greek, you can certainly make many friends (in or out of sororities and fraternities), but they are cliquey and somewhat rude. Separated for sure.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: You don't have to be in Greek life to be cool. It is plenty easy to make friends and interact with the community without having to join Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life seems alright I'm not involved though.

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If going Greek is something that interests you, going through rush is definitely something to consider. At the very least, you will meet people that you will see again and again throughout your college career. Through a Greek organization, you will be able to participate in philanthropies, parties, formals, and the many Greek events that happen throughout the year. If you choose not to do so, you will still have many opportunities at UT to keep you busy, and you will still be able to make many friends.

On paper, it may seem that the number of Greeks are relatively small, and they may not have that much impact on campus. As many students stated, most Greeks are very active and willing to participate in campus events. They, by no means, control everything, but the small percentage of Greeks at UT are very prominent and involved in many successful endeavors. Learn as much as you can about the individual chapters and Greek life in general. Talk with those who have chosen the Greek life, and ask plenty of questions. There is a lot you can do before going through rush to determine if it is for you.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
14%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
14%
Number of Fraternities
23
Number of Sororities
18
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Farmhouse
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
Did You Know?
Fraternities at the University of Tennessee report that an average of 53 percent of Greeks are involved in some kind of campus leadership activity outside of the fraternity.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 225 responses

  • 46% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 42% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 3% 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 226 responses

  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 36% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 24% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 29% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 227 responses

  • 6% Very easy.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 37% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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