Greek Life

Location
Providence, RI
Undergrads
6,118
Tuition
$42,808
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You choose to get involved, and the Greek community is very inclusive.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: I love that the Greek life on campus is pretty low key. When you meet students who are Greeks, you know that being Greek is not what they're "all about." Being Greek is, undoubtedly, one of the many things they are involved in on campus.

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College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is present but it's not very big here. At the most 10% of the student population is part of greek life but not much.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is present if you want to get in on it but there isn't much pressure to. Themed parties thrown by the Greek house are popular and generally non-Greeks appreciate Greeks.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I live in a program house which I love! Brown isn't really about the Greek life, but it's definitely an option if it's something you actively want to be involved in.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 656th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 923rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1004th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1164th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Justin Kim
Hometown
Austin, TX
Major
Undecided
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Greek life at Brown is about as minimal as it can be. This is due to the Greek system itself and the University’s attempts to seamlessly integrate frats and sororities into daily campus life. All Greek houses are on campus and abide by the same rules and regulations as any other organization on campus. The parties, for the most part, are open and welcoming to all students. If students never want to see the Greek system, they can easily ignore it. On the flip side, if students want a real Greek experience, they can find it in one of the dozen houses that exist.

The Greek system at Brown is one of the many positive interest groups. Banners hang around the Main Green and Wriston Quad to inform students of coming parties and events. A handful of nights during the year, you see the crazy, Animal House-type antics that Greek systems present at any school. However, if you want a school where you are defined by the three Greek letters printed on your T-shirt, Brown is simply not the place.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
7%
Number of Fraternities
6
Number of Sororities
2
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Delta Phi
  • Delta Tau
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Sigma Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Zeta Delta Xi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Zeta Delta Xi (co-ed fraternity)

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 45% 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.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% 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 39 responses

  • 21% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 3% No special housing is available.
  • 41% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 36% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 40 responses

  • 2% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 28% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 65% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 15% Somewhat difficult.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 28% Very easy.

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