Greek Life

Location
Spokane, WA
Undergrads
4,805
Tuition
$33,712
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Greek Life: Greek life has sprung up recently at Gonzaga University. There are currently two off campus fraternities: Kappa Sigma and Theta Chi which are dedicated to bettering the community and the lives of others.

College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 186th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 454th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 873rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 954th
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Iain Bernhoft
Hometown
Seattle, Wash.
Major
English/Philosophy
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Gonzaga's dearth of Greek life is typical of Jesuit universities, which have traditionally tried to create an ethos antithetical to the hazing and binge drinking typically associated with Greek life. Gonzaga students seem to be content with that; the general impression being that this helps keep the number of alcohol-related deaths and sexual assaults in check. There are still plenty of house parties and student organizations. The Kennel Club serves the function of one giant intermittent fraternity that roars to life when men’s basketball is in full swing.

The two main service organizations on campus, the Knights and Setons, are only superficially similar to Greek life. They have initiations, rituals, and cliquishness, but no communal living (and only remain an official group for sophomore year). The Knights are noted for hosting the Grind and providing assistance and security at on-campus events, while the Setons wear yellow jackets and sell innumerable muffins for charity. Students attracted to themed communal living should take note of Twohy and Marian dorms, which attempt to bring together students with specific common interests.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
0
Number of Sororities
0
Did You Know?
If college is incomplete without initiation rituals, have no fear-the Knights (service organization) have a week of initiation complete with funny outfits, heavy burdens, and feats of unpleasantness.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 13 responses

  • 100% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% 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.
  • 0% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% 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 13 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 100% No special housing is available.
  • 0% 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 13 responses

  • 31% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 8% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 46% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 13 responses

  • 69% Very difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 23% Somewhat easy.
  • 8% Very easy.
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