Greek Life

Henderson, TN
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College Junior

Greek Life: Freed-Hardeman does not have sororities or fraternities. Instead, our school has co-ed social clubs. Each social club has their own stereotype but there are great people in every club. These clubs participate in a rush week, intramural sports, homecoming, and a musical performance competition called Making Music. Clubs stay extremely active but usually stick to themselves except on certain occasion. While there are a lot of people engaged in social clubs, they're not for everyone. They are extremely competitive, and a few have leaders with big egos. Each club has a President, Vice-Pres, Treasurer, Secretary, Chaplin, Web-master, Missions Chair, Sports Captains, and Making Music Directors.

4 College Sophomore


All Greek life on campus is coed and really inclusive. Any major events/competitions are organized or heavily participated by the social clubs.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I would not have blossomed had it not been for the social clubs here. So many leadership and competitive opportunities, to make friends and rivals. Love it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We technically do not have greek life, we do have social clubs though.

College Freshman

Greek Life: Instead of Greek Life, we have social clubs which are a lot more fun and exciting.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 93rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 677th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 838th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1132nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meghan B.
Nashville, TN
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Being a private college, Freed-Hardeman University does not recognize sororities or fraternities that are national chapters. At FHU, however, there are groups called social clubs that are comprised of both male and female students. Each club can host about 180 members a year, and at $25 per semester, club dues are much cheaper than that of a sorority or fraternity. These social clubs are very active on campus, and members stay busy with spiritual matters, intramural sports, club meetings, weekend retreats, a musical show called "Makin' Music," community service, and community outreach.

Every Thursday is club day, so every member showcases his or her club by wearing either the club jersey or a T-shirt from a club event. Every other Thursday, clubs will meet together and participate in many activities, ranging from food fights and slip 'n' slides to devotionals and nursing home visits. Membership is not exclusive, which is part of what makes FHU club members so close. Unlike a sorority or fraternity, every person who signs up to be in a club will be accepted.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
Other Greek Organizations
  • Chi Beta Chi
  • Gamma Tau Omega
  • Phi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Rho
  • Theta Nu Epsilon
  • Xi Chi Delta
Did You Know?
FHU's oldest club is Sigma Rho, which started in 1912. Theta Nu is the newest club, which started in the spring of 2009.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 11 responses

  • 36% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 27% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 27% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 9% 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 11 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 64% No special housing is available.
  • 36% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 0% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 64% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 27% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 10% Somewhat easy.
  • 90% Very easy.


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