Being in a Greek organization is an opportunity for KU students to make a ton of friends and get involved with the University sooner, rather than later, during freshman year. Some students say that Greek life is an important aspect of college, while others like to remain independent. There are pros and cons to both points of view. If you are in any way interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, make sure you do your research beforehand. Find out what all the different organizations have to offer. Be warned: Greek life can be a steady time commitment, and remember that you need to pay dues to join—some as high as $2,500. The Greek houses are especially large, which can offer a nice living environment for students. Most Greeks live in the house for the first two years and then move off campus for their remaining years of college.
Greek life is very prevalent on the KU campus, with the large houses and amount of money invested in the sororities and fraternities. The houses are visible all around campus and are one of the trademarks at KU. Students are recruited heavily when they first arrive at KU, but the choice is yours to make on whether Greek life fits with your lifestyle or not.