Greek life does not dominate GW’s social scene, but rather adds another flavor to the social dish. Because there are so many organizations to join and internships to be had in DC, the majority of students do not feel the need to join a fraternity or sorority. There are also so many nightlife options—bars, clubs, and on- and off-campus parties—that frat parties do not control the social scene. For those involved, Greek life is fun and worthwhile. Members attend formals and date parties, meet guys and girls from other frats and sororities, and get decked out in clothing with Greek letters on them. It is also a great way to get involved in community service.
If you’re not involved—and 79 percent of students are not—you can still go to frat parties and befriend members of the Greek community. Girls can always get into frat parties, and guys usually do not have a problem, either. Some frats and sororities are very exclusive, but the ones that throw big parties usually are not. The Greek community is great at coming together, whether for Greek Day at a basketball game or for a charity sports tournament between the fraternities and sororities.