Greek Life

Location
Lakeland, FL
Undergrads
2,185
Tuition
$27,930
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Most non-Greeks love the fraternities, the women Greek groups are seen as the snobby or clique groups because some only hang out with Greek affiliated individuals.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: The overall Greek life makes me feel welcomed. I have friends from each of the houses. It does not matter what letters because we have PAN LOVE!

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are very involved in the community and atmosphere of the college.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very present, but it is not a big deal if you are not a part of a sorority or fraternity.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The process for joining a sorority is completely different from the process of joining a fraternity. As a girl, my experience with rush week was a negative one because I was only chosen for a sorority of which gets made fun of. This didn't sit well with me, and there was no explanation why this happened. From this, I am a little biased towards greek life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 286th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 512nd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1018th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1104th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin Ferguson
Hometown
Orlando
Major
Communication
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Greek life is a big part of Florida Southern and is represented in many of the school clubs and organizations. Unlike typical stereotypes, the Greek organizations do not have clique reputations, such as the preppy sorority or the jock fraternity. They do have parties, but these parties are not the main attraction on campus. Greeks are very competitive with each other in events, but not to the point where there is obvious animosity between organizations. Sorority and fraternity members often live in Publix Commons, and although it can be nice to live together, it is not the same as the big houses that are available at some other colleges.

You can definitely have a good time on campus without being in a fraternity or sorority. If you are not part of a Greek organization, there is no pressure to join one because the campus is diverse enough to allow everyone to find their own niche. Be aware that when you do join Greek life, you are making a huge time commitment and spending a lot of money on dues and other various Greek merchandise. 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
29%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
22%
Number of Fraternities
7
Number of Sororities
7
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
Delta Sigma Theta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Florida Southern's Greek life is continuing to grow! In the 2009-2010 school year, Pi Kappa Alpha and Gamma Phi Beta started new chapters on campus.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 6% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 10% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 35% 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 30 responses

  • 7% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 50% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 43% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 31 responses

  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 3% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 30 responses

  • 7% Very difficult.
  • 17% Somewhat difficult.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 27% Very easy.

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