Greek Life

Location
Washington, DC
Undergrads
6,970
Tuition
$39,499
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Other than the parties and community service events, I don't know much...

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you're in it, it's great. If you're not, no one really looks at you any differently.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: There are no Greek houses on campus so all parties are off-campus. It makes them difficult to go to, but most students find a way if they want to go. However, there is a big presence as there is always a Greek life event.

3 College Student

Greek Life: if youre looking for greek life american is definitely not the place, there isnt a greek row like at other schools and frats/sororities dont have any effect on much

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It can be quite annoying as all the members of the Greek Life are always close together. they sort of don't allow other people in their games in the quad, for example. You are either a part of them or now. Sometimes I feel like they use it as a way to "buy" friends.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 33rd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 223rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1091st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1138th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jesse MacDonald
Hometown
Brooklyn
Major
Law & Society
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Students interested in Greek life have plenty of options as to which fraternities and sororities to join, although there are no houses for them on campus. Frats and sororities are a good choice for people who feel overwhelmed and want a surefire way to make friends. Students who don’t care about Greek life need not worry, as these groups are entirely possible to ignore.

Many of the students involved in Greek life live on the noisier South Side of campus and are responsible for the rowdy environment there. This makes them easily recognizable for anyone who wants to join in their activities—or anyone who wishes to avoid them.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
17%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
12%
Undergrad Students in Greek Life
15%
Number of Fraternities
16
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Lambda Pi Chi (NALFO)
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda (NALFO)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Programming Board
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 76 responses

  • 4% We don't have Greek life.
  • 11% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 64% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 20% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 76 responses

  • 9% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 80% No special housing is available.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 5% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 76 responses

  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 34% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 39% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 75 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 63% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Very easy.
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