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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love the greek life at our school. Wish the housing was off campus for everyone though. Greeks and non greeks aren't at war as individuals but as a whole they're not very good together. Lastly, if you're from a preppy area it's easier for you to get into a fraternity but anyone can get in for sure.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Obviously, each Fraternity and Sorority is different, but I see a lot of service and giving back to the community with the Frats here at Virginia Tech. They definitely have an impact on the town and in the social scene on campus by throwing events and you can always see signs for them trying to promote some event. Non-Greeks have varying opinions of fraternities, like many think we are cliquey, some think of Animal House, and others see the good they do. It's really just a matter of your experiences with them.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life is pretty decent in size, but it's not overwhelming. There are a lot of different fraternities and sororities to choose from, so if you want to be a part of greek life you'll definitely be able to find an organization that' s good for you.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: As a Greek student, I would highly suggest it.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much, but i'm rushing in the spring.


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There are many social fraternities and sororities at Virginia Tech for students to choose from. There are also numerous service, business, and academic fraternities and sororities. While many students find Greek life to be fulfilling and fun, there's no need to join a fraternity or sorority in order to fit in. Fraternities do throw lots of parties, but these are usually open to everyone on campus. Greek parties off campus tend to be better than the ones on Oak Lane, which is considered on campus by the University. Oak Lane tends to be watched closely by the police, and therefore partiers there have to be more careful. Fraternity and sorority members hang out together, throw parties together, and generally know each other better than they know non-Greek students. Non-Greek students are by no means excluded or treated differently by Greek-affiliated students, but there is some separation between the two groups when it comes to the social scene.

Besides going to parties and wearing letters, fraternities and sororities do a lot of good around campus and the community. They organize fundraisers, clean up streets, and raise money for all kinds of causes. Those involved in Greek organizations are also able to network with alumni and others associated with their organization. Though many Tech students embrace the Greek life, fraternities and sororities don't dominate the social scene. Just getting involved in student organizations can provide some of the same social opportunities and networking available through Greek organizations. There isn't really any animosity between Greeks and non-Greeks.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • FarmHouse
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Theta Xi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi (UCFS)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon (UCFS)
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon (UCFS)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi (UCFS)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Iota Alpha (UCFS)
  • Theta Nu Xi (UCFS)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Council of Fraternity and Sorority Presidents
  • Council of Unified Fraternities and Sororities
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Greek Week Board
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Oak Lane Community Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Rho Lambda
Did You Know?
  • The Greek system at Virginia Tech is ranked 19th largest in the nation.
  • Fraternities and sororities can be seen around the campus and Blacksburg raising money for worthy causes and participating in specific philanthropy events.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 154 responses

  • 34% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 61% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 5% 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 155 responses

  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 154 responses

  • 68% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 10% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 17% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 155 responses

  • 8% Very easy.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 41% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.


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