Greek Life at UC Irvine works with students to create an inclusive environment that challenges members to develop into leaders who uphold the values, oaths, and commitments of their collegiate fraternal organization at UC Irvine. Greek Life values on going relationships with alumni, volunteers, campus administrators, and the surrounding community in order to create meaningful and purposeful undergraduate experiences that fosters a commitment to service and lifetime membership.
When UCI opened in 1965 there were no fraternities or sororities on campus. By 1973 the Greek community was created with three fraternities and three sororities. Over 40+ years later Greek Life has grown to 50 fraternities and sororities and has a very large multicultural Greek population. Currently 2,400+ undergraduate students belong to a fraternity/sorority.
Origin Story by UCI Libraries
Fraternity and sorority members are very involved on campus, off campus, and with academic research. Check out the Greek Life involvement list for a snap shot.
Total Members: 2,323
Percentage of Undergrad Population: 8.63%
Fraternity Members: 1,327 (9.35%)
Sorority Members: 996 (7.92%)
All Greek GPA: 2.934
All Fraternity GPA: 2.846
All Sorority GPA: 2.999
(*GPA and Membership Data from Fall 2016)
Gallup Survey Results...Greeks are More Engaged
A 2014 Gallup survey found that:
- Fraternity and sorority members who are employed full time are more engaged in the workplace than all other college graduates.
- Fraternity and sorority members are more likely than all other college graduates to be thriving in each of the five elements of well-being (purpose, social, financial, community, and physical).
- Fraternity and sorority members strongly agreed at a higher rate than non-members that their institution prepared them for life after college.
- College graduates who were not members of a national fraternity or sorority are slightly less likely to be attached to their alma maters.
More info about Gallup survey results can be found at www.nicindy.org/gallup-research.html.