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4 College Senior

Greek Life: I have a few friends involved in Greek Life and they really enjoy it. As far as I know it's a great way to meet friends and become involved within your community.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Most sorority and frats are based on financial income.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are not considered snobby or douchey, and for members, they organize many group bonding activities. Largely however, except for their parties, they play a small part in campus life.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Well, Western is known already to be party school and if you want to party you can find them. I think that's a reason that Greek life isn't as prevalent because you can party with pals regardless. But if you want to go into a Frat there are a few around campus and they are pretty friendly to recruits.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks Improve Campus Atmosphere – There are several frats and sororities at Western but they are not a big deal unless you are in one. The parties and events they throw are amazing and they do a lot of charitable work.


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The Greek scene has some negative connotations within Western's student community, but fraternity and sorority members seem to genuinely enjoy their experiences in these organizations. Recruitment provides fair exposure to all Greek groups and takes place in the fall and winter semesters. Fraternities and sororities are not officially affiliated with the University, so event information for aspiring members can occasionally be difficult to obtain. Each Greek group averages about 50 members, which allows for intimacy and bonding within each chapter. In comparison to the larger Greek-focused colleges in the States, this chapter size prevents members from having true "all-American" experiences within their fraternity or sorority. Regardless, this smaller security group can be of comfort to those overwhelmed by Western's substantial student population.

Mixing between the Greek organizations is common at Western, and Greek events provide ample opportunities to make friends with similar interests. Between philanthropic initiatives, recruitment events, and parties, UWO's fraternities and sororities are focused on the social aspect of campus life. Yet, their presence seems to have little impact on the Western community; UWO students are generally indifferent to the Greek scene.

Facts & Statistics

Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Society
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Pi Beta Phi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Fraternities and sororities are a long-standing tradition on campus, with some chapters in establishment for over 70 years.
  • There are a number of inactive fraternity chapters at UWO that lack official affiliation with their headquarters, but still have social events and alumni support.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 15 responses

  • 7% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 67% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 27% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 57% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 36% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 15 responses

  • 27% Very easy.
  • 47% Somewhat easy.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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