Greek Life

Des Moines, IA
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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: They usually throw lame parties.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: It's very present and somewhat snobby. However, there are so many that you can't typify them all into one category.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Awesome. It's the social scene of the school, besides relays

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: Once again, I'm not a part of greek life, but my neighbors were, so I'm going based off of their accounts.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: About two-thirds of our campus is greek, and it is honestly the best experience I have had so far in college. The houses are all very accepting of the other chapters, and we all compete to support philanthropy events. Non-Greek students see Greek students as involved students and both groups get along well. I think Greek life at our school is much different than at other schools, in that everyone gets along between the houses and there is very little competition. Only juniors and seniors can live in the house because they are pretty small, but overall being Greek is an excellent experience.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 248th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 463rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 493rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1203rd
    Best Greek Housing

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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 6% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 9% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 44% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 41% 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 33 responses

  • 6% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 94% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 33 responses

  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 58% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 33 responses

  • 9% Very difficult.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 58% Somewhat easy.
  • 9% Very easy.
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