Greek Life

Location
Orange, CA
Undergrads
5,446
Tuition
$40,234
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very open to anyone and impacts the school positively.

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4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life at Chapman University is pretty huge. A lot of people join but if you don't join you can still have a great experience at school but you will likely need to find another group or club so you have some type group to be a part of. With so many different sororities and fraternities you can join there is one right fit for everyone. I personally did not rush but only because of financial reasons, some sororities can be expensive while fraternities are relatively cheaper. Prices also differ by what sorority/frat you are in. There is no specific greek housing on or off of campus.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There isn't really any animosity between different sororities and fraternities. I'm affiliated, and I'm friends with girls in almost every other sorority and a few fraternity guys. The majority of my friends from my hall are unaffiliated. There is a little bit of a divide between Greek life and other extracurriculars like sports, but they're trying to change that with exchanges between chapters and teams. I feel like the fact that we don't have Greek housing makes Greeks less cliquey at Chapman than some schools, but it would also be nice to have a designated space for chapter meetings and events.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority, so Greek life is not applicable to me.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is really accepting and generally filled with nice people who are involved on campus. Depends on the chapter and the people you are interacting with. Also if you are a guy, you might want to really consider greek life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 36th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 909th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 958th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 960th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Emily Esposito
Hometown
Seattle, Wash.
Major
Public Relations/Advertising & French Language
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Greek life at Chapman is different than it is anywhere else. There is no Greek housing on campus, which creates a positive relationship between chapters and allows them to interact regularly—Greeks have friends from different chapters and are very supportive of one another. They are also some of the most involved students on campus and many hold leadership positions such as orientation assistant, Associated Student officer, residence adviser, Student & Campus Life staff member, and Chapman Ambassador.

The majority of events on campus are hosted by Greeks. Most sororities and fraternities have two philanthropic events a year and host other events such as Greek Week and Skit Night. Chapman's party scene is also tied to Greek life. Fraternities will have parties every week, and it can be difficult to get into one if you are not Greek. Since Greek life is such a close-knit community at Chapman, there tends to be a separation between Greeks and non-Greeks. Greeks usually hang out with other Greeks, and most non-Greeks, of which the majority also happens to be film students, hang out with each other. Joining Chapman's Greek life is the fastest and easiest way to make hundreds of new friends, become part of the social scene, and gain leadership experience. The  chapters each offer something different, allowing any student to find his or her perfect sorority or fraternity.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
26%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
12%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
30%
Freshman Women in Sororities
16%
Number of Fraternities
6
Number of Sororities
7
Fraternities
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 82 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 12% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 26% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 59% 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 82 responses

  • 17% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 28% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 34% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 82 responses

  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 66% No special housing is available.
  • 28% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 4% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 82 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 32% Somewhat difficult.
  • 49% Somewhat easy.
  • 18% Very easy.
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