Greek Life

Location
Wellesley, MA
Undergrads
2,007
Tuition
$41,888
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is great and I am very excited to join.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Due to the recent administration change Babson is no longer permitting Greek Rushing for the incoming freshman class of 2018.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very small at Babson simply because the school itself is small, but it does play a big role. There are currently three sororities and three fraternities. I am in a sorority and I absolutely love all the people I meet and hang out with. They are great connections, but they also involve all other students on campus to participate in some of their events. It has really helped me become a better leader, friend, student, etc. It's definitely been a home away from home, and I have loved every part of it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is becoming more popular. It is there for the parties although they are not all that good. People in Greek life are viewed as party people and they join for the parties and alcohol. There's a good amount of the people that are not too exclusive with Greek life, meaning they have friends that are not part of Greek life

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is cool. It's not serious like southern schools where there is so much hazing. No hazing at all. People are chill in greek life. Will not make or break you if you join a sorority or fraternity, just extra support. On a personal note, I think greek life is an excuse to party hard on thursdays (but they do give back to the community so props to them).

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 483rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 786th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 974th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1080th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anna Klimentievna Gatker
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Greek life doesn't dominate the social scene at Babson like it does on larger campuses. Greeks are usually just thought of as groups of people who are involved in many social activities that the rest of the campus is not supposed to find out about. This secretive—but not really secretive—atmosphere occurs because the campus is so small. Most activities that Greeks participate in are not open to the campus, except for their parties, and those are primarily the works of one fraternity. These parties are relatively fun because you can see a diversity of students there. Although Greeks don't dominate the social scene, they are an integral part of this small, close-knit community.

The Greek societies at Babson are not that different from one another. There is little choice when the question "Which one should I join?" comes up. Most freshmen strive to rush the first fraternity or sorority their upperclassman friends recommend. And most don't have any trouble with the initiation process because Babson is not considered to be a "party school," and the attitude toward hazing is pretty negative. Sororities don't really throw parties and therefore exhibit an aura of exclusivity. Their gatherings consist mainly of girl meetings and sing-alongs, although they do hold infrequent mixers with the local fraternities. If you are interested in joining such a close group of girls, then go for it. Overall, Greek life does not make up a significant portion of the student body.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
25%
Number of Fraternities
4
Number of Sororities
3
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Chi Omega
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Sigma Kappa
Did You Know?
Each year, fraternities and sororities hold various community service and social events. Some of these include "Greeks Hit the Streets" community service day, formal and semi-formal dances, and the Greek Olympics. The Greek Olympics is a weeklong competition between the Greeks that consists of tug-of-war, assassins, and softball games.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 8% 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.
  • 77% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 15% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 13 responses

  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 31% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 38% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 14 responses

  • 14% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 7% No special housing is available.
  • 57% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 21% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 15% Somewhat difficult.
  • 46% Somewhat easy.
  • 38% Very easy.
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