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3 College Junior

Greek Life: More people than you would expect are part of Greek.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sounds great to me. It isn't as big a deal like it is on most Southern campuses or even at HBCU's but, it is still worthwhile from what I hear.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I think it's an important part of the college community.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about the Greek life, but most people know the Greeks for the parties.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: At Emory greek life is not that big of a presence and so they don't play that big of a role in many students' lives. They do offer several parties though which are relatively easy to get into.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 53rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 533rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1015th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1193rd
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matt Kohn
Rockville, MD
Grad Year
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It is no secret that the Emory social scene revolves around Greek life. More than 30 percent of the undergrad population is a part of Greek life, and they account for the majority of the social scene around campus. While it is true that fraternity brothers and sorority sisters are sometimes viewed as exclusionary or cliquey by students not in their groups, fraternity parties are almost always open to everyone, including those not in Greek life.

It is a myth that you must be in a fraternity or a sorority to have a legitimate social life while at Emory, but being in one of these definitely does help. If you wanted to, you could find somewhere to go out every night, whether it be on or off-campus, but at an academically rigorous school such as Emory, this is not recommended. There are usually fraternity parties each weekend and many themed parties during holidays or other special occasions, all of which are well attended by all students. Campus police hardly ever shut down fraternity parties thrown on campus, and if any freshmen are worried about this when they first arrive, their worries are quickly put to rest. The only way to get in trouble with campus police while on Fraternity Row is to have open containers or be publicly intoxicated, but cases of either of these occurring are few and far between.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Xi Kappa
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Phi Lambda (MGC)
  • Delta Phi Omega (MGC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Xi Kappa (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Intersorority Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
Did You Know?
  • More than 30 percent of the undergraduate population at Emory is part of Greek life.
  • Sororities on campus only have lodges in which some of their members live. Although a rumor exists that this is because of a Georgia law prohibiting more than four women from living in the same house, it is untrue.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 69 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 42% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 48% 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 68 responses

  • 19% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 76% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 69 responses

  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 48% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 69 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 41% Somewhat difficult.
  • 51% Somewhat easy.
  • 7% Very easy.


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