Greek Life

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
13,072
Tuition
$36,090
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are many people involved in the Greek life at my school, but also many people who aren't involved. There isn't that much pressure to join a sorority or fraternity, but there are many chapter houses surrounding campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Although I'm in Greek life, it's not my biggest thing. It's typical. There are many shallow, cliquey and superficial people. It's really big on campus though, and gets really competitive during Greek Week. There's an entire street dedicated to Greek housing.

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College Senior

Greek Life: I am in graduate school where greek life is not available

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: My brother is involved in Greek Life and loves it. It just isn't for me.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not part of Greek life so I don't really know too much about it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 110th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 916th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 984th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1035th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marina Lamanna
Hometown
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Major
English
Grad Year
2015
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Greek life is quite visible on campus, but there is certainly a social scene outside of the fraternities and sororities. Although they have a strong presence, a lot of money, and active members that sometimes hold positions in many other student organizations, percentage-speaking, not that many Drexel students are involved in Greek life. They do throw the biggest parties, but they are usually frequented by those already involved in Greek life, in one way or another. Drexel has a large commuter population, and that facet of students is not that involved in socializing on campus, especially with the Greeks. This is simply because they're not present during many evening social outings.

The students in Greek life tend to be awfully close, so it can be difficult to break into these cliques without an intention of rushing said fraternity/sorority. If interested in pledging, students should come to Activities Day during Welcome Back Week in the fall. Students will be able to meet a lot of Greeks and learn about their activities and organizations' histories. Some popular Greek activities include community service collaboration with other student organizations (like Circle K and Habitat for Humanity) and intramural sports competition (flag football).

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
9%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
9%
Number of Fraternities
17
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Pi Lambda
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Phi Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
The "Dean's Cup" is awarded to the top chapter in each of the three councils.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 100 responses

  • 5% We don't have Greek life.
  • 5% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 61% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 27% 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 100 responses

  • 37% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 9% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 53% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 100 responses

  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 100 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 60% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Very easy.

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