Greek Life

Location
Buffalo, NY
Undergrads
2,954
Tuition
$32,030
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It very small not many choices to choose from and the few we have aren't very popular.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks hang out with each other, and those who are not Greek usually can't tell the difference.

1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There really is no Greek life. There are like 2 clubs.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life here doesn't really affect anyone or anything.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a few sororities and fraternities but they aren't treated any differently.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 209th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 503rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 715th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 814th
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlyn Fennell
Hometown
Hamburg, NY
Major
International Relations
Grad Year
2014
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Greek life doesn't have much of a presence at Canisius. A few join the only social fraternity or social sorority, but it's not a big deal if you do, and it's not a big deal if you don't. The Greeks organize several events around campus, and the fraternity sponsors an annual scholarship. 

There are more academically-oriented organizations, or "honor societies," that use Greek letters at Canisius, such as Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law fraternity (ladies accepted, as well, of course), and Alpha Kappa Psi (business).

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
1%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
1%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
1%
Freshman Women in Sororities
1%
Number of Fraternities
1
Number of Sororities
1
Fraternities
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
Phi Sigma Sigma
Did You Know?
Phi Beta Sigma is a city-wide chapter comprised of Buffalo State College, Canisius College, and the University of Buffalo.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 25 responses

  • 16% We don't have Greek life.
  • 52% 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.
  • 32% 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 is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 25 responses

  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 64% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 96% No special housing is available.
  • 4% 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 25 responses

  • 12% Very difficult.
  • 20% Somewhat difficult.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 24% Very easy.
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