Greek Life

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$42,808
Admission Difficulty
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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life, don't seek it out, it doesn't seek me out.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is not a huge influence on campus. It is mainly viewed (by non-Greeks) as the party supplier.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of our frats and sororities are kind of jokes, like really low-key, co-ed, and un-official, I think we only have like 4 or 5 stereotypical frats and sororities, and most people just think they're weird/insane. Greek organizations just live in certain dorms mixed in with other students, both independents and members of other frats/program houses.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I just don't like Greeks.

4 College Sophomore

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

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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 44 responses

  • 2% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 55% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 41% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 43 responses

  • 28% Very easy.
  • 58% Somewhat easy.
  • 14% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 44 responses

  • 34% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 43% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 18% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 44 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 68% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 25% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 2% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

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