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.