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Burlington, VT
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3 College Student

Greek Life: Not much to say here. greek life is no different from regular life on campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only know 1 person, seem a little stuck up.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life at Champlain. However, sometimes Champlain students go to parties thrown by Greeks of other colleges.

College Freshman

Greek Life: No Greeks Here – Simply, there is no Greek Life here. The student body is very tiny, but there are plenty of other clubs you can partake in to make friends and socialize. There are also quite a few events happening around campus or Burlington depending what time of the year it is.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at Champlain, which is one of the top five reasons I chose to go here. You can choose to party at the few UVM frats because they are close by, but not too many people go. If you want Greek life, go somewhere else.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 15th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 365th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 864th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1209th
    Where Greek Life Rules

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Kayla M. Hedman
Griswold, CT
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Champlain College has decided to not have Greek life present on campus. There are many other social alternatives to fraternities and sororities, and within the Victorian mansion residence halls, the camaraderie is similar. Besides the very strict hazing laws in Vermont and the fact that Champlain is a dry campus, there are no frats or sororities because all of Champlain's residence halls are coed. There was once a joke about turning one into a "fra-rority," but there are still rules against Greek life at Champlain.

The service portion of frats and sororities is covered by the school's Center for Service & Civic Engagement, and social activities are covered by student life activities planners. Greek life is not really missed at Champlain; coming in, students know it's nonexistent. Also, if students want their Greek fix, there are plenty of frats and sororities at UVM that are basically on Champlain's campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 15 responses

  • 93% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% 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.
  • 0% 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 kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 87% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 13% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

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

  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 38% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 38% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 14 responses

  • 71% Very difficult.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 7% Somewhat easy.
  • 0% Very easy.
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