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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I rushed a fraternity and I had a slightly poor experience because of a mix up in the chapter that I wanted to pledge, but the guys there are awesome and I am going to rush again next semester and hope it goes better.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't really care about Greek Life to be honest.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Its not for me but I have a lot of friends who love it.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is okay on campus. Most Greeks interact with each other, and most non Greeks interact with each other. There are no outside conflicts with Greeks and non Greeks.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in greek life

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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 134 responses

  • 49% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 38% 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.
  • 2% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 132 responses

  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 27% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 28% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 33% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 132 responses

  • 73% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 7% No special housing is available.
  • 16% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 133 responses

  • 5% Very easy.
  • 60% Somewhat easy.
  • 35% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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