Greek Life

Location
Erie, PA
Undergrads
2,525
Tuition
$26,526
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is unnecessarily elitist. They party too much, and they literally pay for their friends.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Gannon's Greek life is huge

College Sophomore

Greek Life: not a part of greek life

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not joining because i cant afford it but, i would love to. its not all about parties. its about brotherhood and helping the community

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not apart of the Greek life

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 246th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 462nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 645th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 731st
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Courtney Lewis
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
English
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Greek life offers friendship, leadership, involvement, and service opportunities to its members. Although freshmen cannot join a Greek organization in their first semester, they are welcome to attend recruitment events to meet other students, both Greek and non-Greek, and learn about the different Greek organizations. Each Greek organization has its own house where members can live; some are on campus, and others are off campus. However, some Greeks choose other housing options and never live in their organization's house. Recently, Gannon's Greek community made a unified effort to improve its relations with non-Greeks by conducting a survey with them and holding a meeting to review the results. Some non-Greeks had negative comments about the Greek organizations, but the Greeks are actively working toward improving their relationship with non-Greeks. 

Time, expenses, hazing, and alcohol are some of the biggest concerns for students considering Greek life. Joining the Greek community is definitely a time commitment that differs with each individual and organization. Expenses also vary by organization. Though horrible hazing incidents have occurred in different parts of the country, Gannon does not tolerate this type of behavior. The University has very strict hazing and alcohol policies concerning the Greek community, and it requires its members to go through hazing and alcohol programs.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
11%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
10%
Number of Fraternities
6
Number of Sororities
5
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Delta
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Gannon's sororities and fraternities contribute thousands of hours of community service each year.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 30 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 10% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 53% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 33% 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

  • 50% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 13% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 33% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 30 responses

  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 17% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 57% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 13% 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

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 37% Somewhat difficult.
  • 60% Somewhat easy.
  • 0% Very easy.
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