Greek Life

Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
11,956
Tuition (in-state)
$12,039 ($5,829)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: pretty much nonexistent. i think there is only 3 sororities in hunter. i have no idea.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a thing at Hunter

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I feel that non greeks think no less or no more about Greeks and the way they live and behave. I think greeks can be as much part of as any one else. they have done a couple of events where the school as be part of like fairs and clubs. I am not sure about the housing available because I have not looked into that but feel that there is a wide range of greek housing available to those who need it the most.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are a few sororities and fraternities that recruit. Those that are interested join and everyone else knows little about them.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are seen as cliques and aren't given much respect. There's a lot of noise and underage drinking- that's about it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 268th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 482nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 665th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 812nd
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Etinosa Agbonlahor
Hometown
Nigeria
Major
Psychology and Creative Writing
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There are a few Greek organizations at Hunter College that cater to individuals with all sorts of interests. There are honors societies like Psi Chi for psychology students, service sororities like Zeta Phi Alpha, and multicultural fraternities like Nu Phi Delta; there's even a coed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. However, Greek life at a commuter college is really difficult to organize (after all, the main point of belonging to a sorority or fraternity is actually living in a house with other members). Although Hunter has a few sororities and fraternities, most of them are not very active, and their presence on campus is largely limited to fliers and occasional bake sales.

Inside the organizations, however, lie a plethora of opportunities, which Hunter’s sororities and fraternities have not yet been successful in opening up to the campus. Some Greek organizations have causes (like illiteracy and breast cancer) that they are dedicated to ending. Such organizations host parties, shows, and such to fund these projects. Unfortunately, such events usually take place outside of the campus and are often not advertised on campus, which makes "regular" Hunter students question the existence of Greek life on campus. Basically, Greek life at Hunter College does exist and is slowly getting more vibrant, but you just have to watch out for fliers advertising the different organizations at the start of each semester.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
1
Number of Sororities
3
Fraternities
Nu Phi Delta
Sororities
  • Alpha Sigma
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi
  • Zeta Phi Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
Nu Phi Delta

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 32 responses

  • 16% We don't have Greek life.
  • 53% 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.
  • 31% 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 32 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 97% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 32 responses

  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 9% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 75% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 32 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 22% Very easy.
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