Greek Life

Location
Ave Maria, FL
Undergrads
863
Tuition
$21,496
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Junior

Greek Life: Households Instead – At Ave Maria there are households, the Catholic version of frats and sororities, which are fairly popular. They each have a distinct spirituality, they do service projects, and help each other grow in their relationship with Christ.

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College Junior

Greek Life: No Greeks but Have Households Instead – There are no fraternities or sororities on campus. Instead, we have Households. which are basically brotherhoods and sisterhoods that provide community and spiritual support.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: There Is None – There is absolutely no Greek life. There are households, which are based around religion, but that is the extent.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: "Latin" Life – There isn't Greek life at Ave Maria in the way there is at other schools. Here, there are households, which are devoted to a particular aspect of spirituality and faith. One of the biggest (if not the biggest) households, for instance, Vessels of Mercy, is geared toward serving others in acts of mercy and is particularly devoted to The Divine Mercy of Jesus.

So maybe it's not hardcore partying and drinking, but it does build close relationships between the members of the households and helps make the foundation for a closer community of people.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 740th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 834th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 859th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Natalia Selín
Hometown
Hialeah, FL
Major
Theology, Other
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Ave Maria doesn’t have a traditional Greek life like other schools. There aren’t fraternities and sororities, but Ave Maria does have “households.” In each residence hall, there are households centered on a particular spiritual facet by which they distinguish themselves. For example, the Esto Vir household aims to achieve manly virtue; its name means, "To Be a Man." The households are optional for students, but those who join typically find the experience fulfilling and helpful in their spiritual growth.

Another means by which students identify themselves is their dorm halls. This is particularly true early in the school year when the Dorm Wars competition takes place—most students from every dormitory participates. In general, students at Ave don't see the need for a traditional Greek life. Between the households and the dorm "patriotism," students get their fill of community identification and unity.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
0
Number of Sororities
0

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% We don't have Greek life.
  • 17% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 17% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% 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 7 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 86% No special housing is available.
  • 14% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 60% Somewhat easy.
  • 40% Very easy.
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