Greek Life

Location
Orangeburg, SC
Undergrads
1,830
Tuition
$14,528
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I think that Greek Life is very amazing. I would like to be a part of Greek Life one day. Greek Life do a lot for the community.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life are one of the biggest things at Claflin. Non-Greeks enjoy watching the Greeks stroll and everything else they do.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The greek life on campus creates more activities for us non-greeks.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I wouldn't know, i'm not big on Greek life

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not really sure. My friends are not in the Greek classification.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 45th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 68th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 121st
    Best Greek Housing
  • 127th
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Claflin Prowler
Hometown
Orangeburg, S.C.
Major
Biology/Biological Sciences
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Greek life at Claflin is booming! The Greeks are always active on campus, whether it is hosting a community service event or throwing a party, so if you’re Greek, it’s likely that everyone knows who you are. The bad part about Greek life at Claflin is that Greeks don’t have their own housing, but this does not stop students from wanting to “go Greek.” Many students join fraternities and sororities for the popularity and connections that these organizations provide them. Generally, status-conscious students feel the most pressure to join a Greek organization, but the fraternities and sororities are always trying to recruit new members who meet all the requirements (must have completed at least 36 credit hours and have a GPA of at least 2.80, among other things).

The Greek community at Claflin is very close-knit because there are a large number of them on such a small campus. However, it does not make a difference if you are in a Greek organization or not—Claflin students treat one another generally the same, and the Greeks are not biased toward the non-Greeks or vice versa. When the Greeks are throwing a party or step show, all the students come out to show their support, which creates a stronger bond between the students at Claflin, even if they don’t know it!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
6%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
5%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 45 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 7% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 40% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 51% 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 45 responses

  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 87% No special housing is available.
  • 9% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 2% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 45 responses

  • 7% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 33% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 42% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 44 responses

  • 18% Very difficult.
  • 68% Somewhat difficult.
  • 11% Somewhat easy.
  • 2% Very easy.

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