Getting involved in Greek life at Wooster is really a matter of personal preference. Students that join a fraternity or sorority insist that it was the best part of their college experience. But students who decide not to go Greek don’t seem to miss it. Because students at Wooster are involved in a number of activities, being Greek does not solely define a person, and Greeks and non-Greeks become friends through their classes and other campus involvements. Greek life at Wooster is unique because none of the groups are nationally affiliated and instead are local fraternities and sororities. Wooster no longer allows nationally-affiliated Greek life on campus. This means that Greek groups are more laid-back at Wooster. They have more control over their rules and activities, and dues are much less expensive than a national group. Plus, although groups do have closed parties, most Greek parties are open to the whole campus.
Greeks get a bad rap from the administration at Wooster and recently the College has been cracking down on the groups—increasing the requirements to keep charters and taking away housing. But the battle between Greeks and Wooster’s administration is a constant one, as Greeks try to prove to the College that they are more than just partiers.