Greek Life

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
9,100
Tuition (in-state)
$17,726 ($5,785)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Our greeks throw the best parties. They give pizza to students studying in the library late night during finals.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: The Greeks are treated like stars. Everybody wants to be a Greek.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are great. They do a lot for the community and campus

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a Greek student so I am not sure ow Greek life is or how it is running. But the way I see the Greek life, it is a big organization in Florida A&M University.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life is great for gatherings and unity. However the chapter I wanted to join was suspended. They are very difficult to get into if you don't have family ties.

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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

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Hometown
Tampa, Fla
Major
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
2%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
3%
Freshman Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
4
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
Sororities
  • 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 106 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 28% 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 kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 106 responses

  • 28% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 51% No special housing is available.
  • 6% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 15% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 106 responses

  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 24% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 26% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 39% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 106 responses

  • 21% Very difficult.
  • 62% Somewhat difficult.
  • 15% Somewhat easy.
  • 2% Very easy.

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