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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have experience in this department.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't actually have any experiences with Greek life. In fact, I am not quite sure what it is,

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: At WVU our Greek Life is pretty big but also pretty troublesome. I'm not affiliated at all but I do have a couple of friends who speak good on their organizations.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life here has a bad reputation and I do not see it changing anytime soon.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Not worried about this part of the college experience.

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There is a good amount of fraternities and sororities on campus, but they do not play a huge role in the social scene. These organizations are only really important to the people that are in them, causing an inadvertent separation between Greek members and non-Greek members. This being said, fraternities and sororities are a great way to meet new friends, but they are not necessary to fit in. Fraternities and sororities also throw a lot of functions and parties. The formals are members-only, but they throw many parties that are open to all. These usually cost $5 to get in and have kegs placed throughout the house. Students don’t have to be members of the organizations to find out about the parties—they are often advertised so members can make money.

There are a few different opinions of Greek students from non-Greek students. Some think Greek students feel they are better than everyone else, while others just don’t care for the whole idea of fraternities or sororities at all. Other students like these organizations because they throw good parties or help them make new friends. If there is one thing the Greek organizations at WVU do extremely well, it’s give back to the community. They host more than their share of charitable events, clothing drives, and raffles to help organizations and people in need. While WVU Greek students may not dominate the campus, they do help dominate where it counts, and that is in the community.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
7%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
8%
Number of Fraternities
21
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
WVU has a Web site dedicated to Greek life. It gives information on all the fraternities and sororities, as well as the student government and student organization services. Check it out at www.wvu.edu/~greek.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 196 responses

  • 40% 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.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 6% 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 195 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 35% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 26% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 30% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 195 responses

  • 13% Very easy.
  • 49% Somewhat easy.
  • 35% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.

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