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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I hate GREEK LIFE. Everyone In a fraternity or sorority are all stuck up and don't do anything to help better the community. People make fun of others as well as trash people and talk down to them.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally have never joined a sorority. I do, however, have friends who have joined a sorority at WKU. The process was somewhat easy and very enjoyable. My friends never had any poor experiences. I have never encountered anyone who spoke about hazing, teasing, or judgemental behavior. Instead, my friends felt like they created many great friendships and bonds. They also felt that they had created great networking opportunities. Furthermore, they felt that they had made a difference in their community and future.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life affects the social atmosphere of campus by spreading around the enjoyment of family. In their eyes they are brothers and sisters. Its make you feel like part of home. We believed that these were party people who didn't care about college. Apparently, that image is false they are party people. However, they usually have good grades and take care of their housing pretty well.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Love greek life. I am apart of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity KY Eta Chapter at WKU.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about this I don't pay attention this kind of stuff

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Greek life at WKU is very active and involved. When students become a member of a sorority or fraternity, they are making a very large time commitment to that organization and to brothers or sisters (as well as a monetary commitment that varies with each organization). This extra committed time is filled with many interesting activities, including events like Spring Sing and Tug (which is a giant tug-of-war game), plus mixers, formals, softball tournaments, date auctions, and charity events. Because of these many activities, Greeks often form strong bonds with other members and can become separated from the rest of campus. This separation does not, however, create animosity between Greeks and non-Greeks. Though each sorority or fraternity often has a stereotype, feelings towards them are generally indifferent, and many people enjoy attending Greek events, as well as Greek parties.

Greek housing on campus is located near the bottom of the hill in Meredith and Zacharias, two suite-style residence halls. Most organizations also have a house located somewhere near campus, each of which varies in size and quality. There is no specific "Greek Row," and many of the fraternity houses are scattered.  However, the sorority houses are generally in the same area.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
9%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
7%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
9%
Freshman Women in Sororities
10%
Number of Fraternities
17
Number of Sororities
13
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • FarmHouse
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)
  • Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Ceres
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Omega Phi Alpha
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 150 responses

  • 46% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 36% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 13% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 3% 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 150 responses

  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 41% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 33% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 151 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 66% Somewhat easy.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.

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