Greek Life

Tallahassee, FL
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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I would love to have the opportunity to become Greek.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's great. The cost to join is expensive.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks really just bring life and entertainment into the campus.

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5 College Student

Greek Life: I really enjoy Greek life on campus. They make up a lot of the social atmosphere of campus. Greek students are viewed as Greeks as a whole by non-Greeks. On an individual level, everyone knows that each person is an individual outside of their organization. The Greeks host a decent amount of events and at least one party a semester for the frats. They are a family, so they do hang out with one another often at their posts. Some of the Greeks have houses just off of the Set. Some of the Greeks don't have houses. Being Greek isn't a requirement at all to have social standing. They do their thing, on and off campus, and non-Greeks do their thing on and off campus. We are all a FAMUly at the end of the day, so Greeks hang out with non-Greeks and vice versa. There isn't really any exclusion going on.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You see them everywhere in campus


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 4th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 12th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 22nd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 138th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

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Angel Neal
Tampa, Fla
Journalism/Magazine Production
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Greek life is very important and rich in tradition at FAMU, and many students become involved in a Greek organization before they graduate. The Greeks here are also heavily active—they are always hosting and organizing educational forums, community service events, and campus activities, and they throw the best parties. Housing is available to some Greek organizations, and there are some options in the works. Members who don’t stay in their Greek house stay in other off-campus locations.

The rest of the campus views the Greek community as top-notch. If you are a Greek on campus, then you are someone. In general, students who are not Greek wish they were or are about to become involved. It seems like Greeks get all the attention here, and alumni Greeks always return to the university in big numbers for homecoming. However, becoming affiliated with a Greek organization is not for everyone. But those who are involved express how much it changed their lives for the better. FAMU Greeks are really committed to service and tradition and are not as stuck up as members of Greek organizations at other universities.

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 Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 94 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 1% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 31% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 61% 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 94 responses

  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 26% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 40% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 93 responses

  • 29% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 51% No special housing is available.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 15% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 94 responses

  • 17% Very difficult.
  • 67% Somewhat difficult.
  • 15% Somewhat easy.
  • 1% Very easy.


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