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Greek Life


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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't huge, but it's fairly big. About one out of every four students is in a fraternity or sorority. They have a lot of philanthropic events and are generally viewed in a positive light by non-Greeks.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: If you are part of the greek life you have all of the friends you could ever wish for in college, for the right price of course. If you are not greek nobody knows you exist. The are no greek houses at my school. They all just live in the regular dorms and housing like the rest of us. That means that there are also no geek party and rarely any good greek events.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at UT Dallas is fairly new but they host a lot of events on campus. People join Greek life at UT Dallas for the connections and benefits.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: almost anyone can get into a frat or sorrority, they dont do very much volunteering

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no off campus housing for Greek Life so it hurts their party life, but it is there for parties if interested. They also do a lot more of social work.


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Greek life is not a big part of the UT Dallas experience; you can lead a perfectly normal life, make a lot of friends, and succeed academically without knowing squat about Greek organizations. However, you will probably miss out on an exciting and memorable part of the college experience. Greek-going students are proud to say that their fraternities and sororities are less a lifestyle than an opportunity for lifelong, brotherly and sisterly friendships. These students don’t spend big, act cocky, or party like animals, like stereotypes sometimes portray them. They are just normal people of the same interests, wishing for deeper bonding than the casual acquaintanceship. Of course, there are still the fun (and, only rarely, crazy) things they do and the secret meetings they attend, but all of these eventually point to building true lifetime friendships.

The modern spirit that UT Dallas eagerly embraces also influences Greek life greatly. The University’s firm, “zero-tolerance” stance against hazing is properly followed by fraternities and sororities, at least as of present. Parties are fun and may involve alcohol, but they never get too intense or out of control. Organizations also perform risk management, discourage drug use, promote scholarship, and do community service, all in order to prevent incidents and promote a healthy growth and good image of Greek life on campus. Again, there are tons of fun things you can do without being Greek, and Greek life is definitely not for everyone; however, if you believe that there can be brotherhood in fraternities, and don’t mind proving wrong all of the stereotypes, go ahead and join one of them. It’ll be worth your while.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • College Panhellenic Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • United Greek Council
Did You Know?
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life, the governing body of Greek life on campus, celebrates each organization's Founder's Day with cupcakes. That is, free cupcakes 16 (and counting) times a year!
  • Greek life started in 1992, with two pioneer organizations: Kappa Sigma fraternity and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 164 responses

  • 7% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 38% 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 162 responses

  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 69% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 162 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 62% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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