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Danville, KY
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4 College Senior

Greek Life: I love being part of Greek Life, but I do realize that some non-Greeks have a bad view of the Greek system. Professors also do. But beyond what people think of it, it's amazing to be part of an organization.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's pretty silly if you ask me... which you are asking me. It's like every first-year girl but me gazes with awed expressions at sorority girls and, before even identifying them by name, say, "ooo she's a tri-delt," or "yeah she's a theta."

I didn't move away from my parents, go to college by myself, and pay a hefty sum to be expected to act like the hypocritical, overly-religious, condescending girls who pay to be in a club and conform. I don't want to be labelled. It makes me genuinely sad to see people pay for their friends.

Frat guys, while sometimes a big box of tools, are generally a lot more lax--at least I don't see them posting a new picture of themselves throwing up their Greek letter sign every week on facebook.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love how diverse campus is when it comes to Greek life. I feel no pressure to join a sorority/fraternity in order to feel accepted, yet I have found the chapters to be inviting and beneficial to Centre's personality.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Centre is great because it doesn't really matter. There are six fraternities and only four sororities, so you get a pretty even spread in each of the houses. Since around half of campus "goes greek", there is a really good mix of personalities in each chapter as well. Also, it doesn't matter if you join one or not since the system is so low key. The fraternity houses have parties on weekends that are open to any student who wants to go, and the sororities do a ton of community service (as do the fraternities).

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life chapters provide ample community service opportunities along with a multitude of fun themed parties.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 51st
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 595th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 950th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1010th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Aaron Edwards
Henderson, KY
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Greek life at Centre is huge and, for good or bad, it's one of the defining aspects of the campus. One of the benefits of Centre's recruitment process is that Rush doesn't actually start until February, and the delay offers freshmen time to consider their options. There are a ton of stereotypes about the different Greek organizations, but the most truthful thing said is that there is a place for everyone, and this seems especially important for girls. During recruitment, a lot of girls worry that they will be separated from their new friends or that they won't get in, but at Centre, that's not the case. Since the campus is so small, everyone is friends with each other, and the Greek organizations all get along, at least until Greek Week.

Sororities and fraternities tend to have lower dues than at bigger institutions, which is a huge money-in-your-pocket plus. The fraternity parties are open to everyone, but the Crushes, or theme parties that the girls throw, are by invite-only. Scoring a date to one of these parties, even if you're a girl in a different sorority, isn't that hard, and they are always boss fun, no matter who's hosting it. Greek life at Centre gives off an impression the minute your parents drive off and you start meeting upperclassmen. Figuring out which house is best for you, or even if you're interested in recruitment, is easy to determine, and the extra time provides the opportunity to make other freshman friends.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Order of Omega
  • Rho Lambda
Did You Know?
  • Once a year, the fraternities and sororities have a Greek Week where they compete in a musical competition, a Miss Centre College Pageant (where the guys dress up in drag), philanthropy, and Greek Olympics.
  • Unofficially, Delta Kappa Epsilon still throws fraternity parties. Even though they were kicked off campus in 2002, they remain active and throw great parties worth the walk off campus.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 9% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 9% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 45% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 36% 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 10 responses

  • 30% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 10% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 60% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 11 responses

  • 18% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 9% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 9% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 64% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 10 responses

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


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