This weekend’s Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising joins a legacy of movies celebrating the humor – and, sometimes, the horror! — of college Greek life. But before you rush out to see the sequel to 2014’s hilarious hit Neighbors, we want to know which big-screen fraternity or sorority you’d like to rush. To assist you in the decision-making process, here’s a breakdown of some of our favorite fictional Greek chapters.


Delta Tau Chi Fraternity

Featured In: Animal House (1978)

Unofficial Motto: “You can't hold a whole fraternity responsible for the behavior of a few, sick twisted individuals.”

Membership Requirements: Must love beer, women, motorcycles and song

Hazing Rituals: Getting woken up and sprayed down with a fire extinguisher in the middle of the night

Party Type: “Toga! Toga! Toga!”

Archrivals:  Dean Wormer (John Vernon); the uptight Omegas

Most Famous Alumnus:   Party-loving Bluto, played by the late, great John Belushi

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Pi Kappa Sigma SORORITY

Featured In: Black Christmas (1974)

Unofficial Motto: “It's beginning to look a lot like… bloodshed!”

Membership Requirements: Young, nubile women willing to stay on the line with a creepy caller

Hazing Rituals: Being suffocated to death with a plastic bag

Party Type: Boozy with an uninvited psycho and twinkly lights

Archrival: “The Moaner”

Most Famous Alumnus:  Sassy sorority sister Barb, played by future Lois Lane Margot Kidder

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Featured In: Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Unofficial Motto: “We have news for the beautiful people: there's a lot more of us than there are of you.”

Membership Requirements: Traditionally, African-American; in the movie, nerdy.

Hazing Rituals: None — these nerds went through enough trying to pledge Alpha Beta!

Party Type: Michael Jackson “Thriller” style with surprise bovine guests!

Archrivals:  The Alpha Beta jocks

Most Famous Alumnus:  Booger, played Curtis Armstrong (Principal Foster on TV’s The New Girl)

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Gamma Phi Gamma FRATERNITY

Featured In: School Daze (1988)

Unofficial Motto: “Wanna be better than you.”

Membership Requirements: In Spike Lee’s social satire of black college-campus life in the 1980s, it’s light-skinned blacks with a general apathy for politics and social issues

Hazing Rituals: Head shaving; spoken-word poetry formations

Party Type: “Da Butt” homecoming dance party

Archrival: Student activist Dap Dunlap (Larry Fishburne)

Most Famous Alumnus:  Big Brother Almighty Julian, played by future Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito

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Omega Beta Zeta SORORITY

Featured In: Scream 2 (1997)

Unofficial Motto: “Drink with your brain.”

Membership Requirements: Faux sunny demeanor; pastel wardrobe; willingness to stay sober in order to drive your tipsy sisters home from a keg party

Hazing Rituals: Being thrown to your death off the sorority house roof

Party Type: Acid-rain mixer at Phi Gamma Alpha

Archrival: Knife-wielding Ghostface

Most Famous Alumnus:  “Sober Sister” Cici (Sarah Michelle Gellar )

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Delta Omicron Gamma (DOG) SORORITY

Featured In: Sorority Boys (2002)

Unofficial Motto: “If you’re going to act like a lady, you better learn to take it like a man.”

Membership Requirements: Appearing female; but not too attractively female

Hazing Rituals: Cross-dressing

Party Type: KOK-Tail Cruise

Archrivals: The bitchy Tri Pis

Most Famous Alumnus:  “DOG” sister Katie, played by former “Weiner Dog” Heather Matarazzo of Welcome to the Dollhouse fame (canine-related typecasting alert!)

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Alpha Epsilon Omega FRATERNITY

Featured In: Old School (2003)

Unofficial Motto: “All the fun of college; none of the education.”

Membership Requirements: Men of all ages looking to relive past party days; enrollment at nearby Harrison University not a requirement

Hazing Rituals: The dreaded cinder block test  

Party Type: Vaseline wrestling match with lady wrestlers and old man Blue

Archrivals: Dean Pritchard (a pre-Entourage fame Jeremy Piven)

Most Famous Alumnus:  Frank the Tank (Will Ferrell)

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Featured In: Stomp the Yard (2007)

Unofficial Motto: “We rep'n Thetas, Thetas, Thetas. We rep'n ooo ooo ooo BOOM!”

Membership Requirements: Must be currently enrolled at the historically black Truth University; fresh dance moves a plus!

Hazing Rituals: Offscreen booty paddling

Party Type: Dance-off at the Phoenix Nightclub

Archrivals:  Mu Gamma Xi, seven-time national stepping champions

Most Famous Alumnus:   DJ Williams, played by Columbus Short (TV’s Scandal)

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Zeta Alpha Zeta SORORITY

Featured In: The House Bunny (2007)

Unofficial Motto: “Be who you are.”

Membership Requirements: A back brace; a nervous tic; general social awkwardness

Hazing Rituals: A makeover montage, organized by former Playboy bunny-turned-sorority housemother Shelley (Anna Faris)

Party Type: Tiki with volcano water slide

Archrivals:  Mean girl sorority Phi Iota Mu

Most Famous Alumnus:  Nerdy Natalie, played by the decidedly un-nerdy Emma Stone  

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Featured In: Monsters University (2013)

Unofficial Motto: “We have cake!”

Membership Requirements: Animated (literally); good-natured misfit; make up in heart what you lack in self-confidence and scaring skills

Hazing Rituals: Paddling ceremony interrupted by meddling housemother Ms. Squibbles

Party Type: ROR dance party!

Archrivals: Main Scare Games competitors, Roar Omega Roar

Most Famous Alumnus: Future Monsters Inc. employees Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman)

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Featured In: Neighbors (2014)

Unofficial Motto: “Bros before hos”

Membership Requirements: Party loving; skilled at imitating Robert De Niro

Hazing Rituals: The elephant walk

Party Type: Booze and drug-fueled glow party

Archrivals:  Uptight neighbors Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne)

Most Famous Alumnus:  Former frat leader-turned-Abercrombie & Fitch shirtless greeter Teddy (Zac Efron)

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So, which of these movie frats or sororities is the right fit for you? Let us know in the comments section below.