Greek Life

Big Rapids, MI
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3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't care much about Greek life, but they throw a good party every once in a while. But stay away from the Pikes.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have not experienced Greek life at Ferris

3 College Student

Greek Life: It is really strange to me that in Big Rapids, there cannot be sorority houses. Compared to other schools in Michigan, our Greek life is not as developed.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: greek life runs a lot of the activities that are not only fun but educational as well.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life at all; must not be very big here.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 307th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 892nd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 992nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1023rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Moore
Temperance, MI
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Greek life is fairly average in scope. Students do not have to join an organization to have fun, and there is little to no effect on the social scene. Most non-Greeks are indifferent to the Greeks and do not see them any differently than themselves. Greek organizations are semi-active on campus. They take part in fundraisers, bring different events to campus, and do a lot of work in the community. Around campus, many of the students involved can be seen representing their organization by wearing their sorority or fraternity letters.

There is not that much housing that is available for the members in the Greek organizations. They live in pretty average housing like other non-Greek members off campus, and there is no special housing for them. The process of getting into a Greek organization is seen as pretty easy. Each organization has different requirements and a different process for a student to be asked to join, though.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Chi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (BGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (BGC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (BGC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (BGC)
  • Phi Delta Psi (BGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (BGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Black Greek Council (BGC)
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 59 responses

  • 7% We don't have Greek life.
  • 14% 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.
  • 59% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 20% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 59 responses

  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 31% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 47% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 59 responses

  • 42% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 24% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 34% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 59 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 17% Somewhat difficult.
  • 69% Somewhat easy.
  • 12% Very easy.
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