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Lakeland, FL
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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life, all the sorority girls talk the same and I can't take it

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is prevalent and generally pretty great. There are plenty of social opportunities whether or not you're Greek, but one thing to note is that the frat-parties are pretty exclusive to actual members after the first month or so into the fall semester when they're done recruiting potential members. There is sometimes a mild sense of rivalry between the different Greek organizations, but mostly everyone gets along.

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Greek Life: Most are on Greek life

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at my school, but it doesnt change much if you arent in it.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Lots of fun, could be better with semi-formals and formals, but there usually are many events and parties, greeks are open to liking fellow greeks and there is healthy competition.


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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
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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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Theta Chi
  • 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 27 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 7% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 41% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 44% 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 27 responses

  • 7% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 48% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 44% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 27 responses

  • 22% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 4% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 48% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 26% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 26 responses

  • 8% Very difficult.
  • 12% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 27% Very easy.


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