Greek Life

Location
Carlisle, PA
Undergrads
2,341
Tuition
$44,551
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't pay attention to Greek Life. I don't feel like joining one cause they're expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: OK i guess, a black sorority would have been great

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is quite good. I have not much idea about it though.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You're either in it or you're not. Nbd.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only three frats and three sororities, respectively, but they through pretty good parties and generally don't cause problems.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 85th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 323rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 470th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1013rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Warzala
Hometown
Somerset, NJ
Major
English/Political Science
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For some reason, Dickinson seems to have a much more prominent Greek life than similiar schools, and it often feels as though almost every other person you see walking around campus is wearing something with Greek letters on it. This might be because the Greek community is basically the heart of the party scene and dominates social life on campus. Thus, is not uncommon for students who are not Greek to feel bitter about the Greek scene as a whole. But, it is generally understood by those who are involved in the Greek scene that it is not for everyone, and non-Greeks aren’t particularly shunned from Greek social events and parties. Greek life, while it is big at Dickinson, is not the whole community, and there are many students who opt not to partake in it. Guys make this decision in the spring of their freshman year, while girls must wait to rush until the fall of their sophomore year.

A lot of students choose to become a member of a Greek organization because it is a great way to meet people and become involved on campus. Choosing to be part of a Greek society is really at the discretion if the individual and a matter of personal preference.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
16%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
28%
Number of Fraternities
6
Number of Sororities
6
Fraternities
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
Sororities
  • Delta Nu
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society
  • Alpha Phi Omega Coed Service Fraternity
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Phi Beta Delta International Study Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Leadership Society

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% 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.
  • 77% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 23% 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 22 responses

  • 55% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 5% No special housing is available.
  • 9% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 32% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 45% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 38% Somewhat difficult.
  • 52% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Very easy.
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