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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not into the Greek life

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't know many people that belonged to a fraternity or sorority.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greeks are involved in campus, and most aren't snooty or cliquey. There are a lot of fraternities or sororities to choose from if you're into that, but the fees can get expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sometimes non-Greeks view the Greeks as annoying and overly enthusiastic, but ultimately we love what they do for campus and the fun loving service attitude they have.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The University of Utah's Greek Life is incredible. If you are attending the U, It is a must or at least highly recommended that you get involved with the Greek Life. The U is definitely a commuter school so the Greek life is what kind of keeps the U as an actual college because it lets students get involved and stay on campus.

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Less than five percent of the University population belongs to the Greek system, and although Greek leadership makes regular, concerted efforts to recruit, there is little interest in the lifestyle. This is perhaps symptomatic of the West, where the Greek tradition is regionally much weaker than it is on the East Coast. While Greeks have had strong ties to student government, and it’s been generally held that “to win you must have the Greek vote,” those ties have grown weaker every year. By and large, the majority of students looks down on Greeks (as opposed to other schools, where it’s the other way around), but the Greeks have a reasonably good relationship with the University administration.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Theta Nu Xi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Theta Nu Xi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek peer advisers
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Some years ago, one of the fraternities on campus, Kappa Sigma, threw a party where police arrested more than 50 people for underage drinking violations. This fraternity had a history of bending (or outright breaking) both University policy and the law. The dean of students, the Interfraternity Council president, and others called for blood, and this fraternity lost its charter. In the fall of 2005, however, the chapter was reinstated and recolonized.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 166 responses

  • 21% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 49% 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.
  • 24% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 164 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 22% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 165 responses

  • 61% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 7% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 10% No special housing is available.
  • 23% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 164 responses

  • 10% Very easy.
  • 66% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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