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5 College Senior

Greek Life: Great opportunity at GCC. Joined my freshman year and I don't regret it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The greeks and non-greeks tend to get along. Some non-greeks don't appreciate the distractions presented in pledge week but that's about it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a Greek myself and I don't think I ever will go Greek, however I have a number of good friends who have gone Greek and like it. Greeks make a big scene during rush week and organize a lot of the campus social events. There is generally no partying among them, although a few of the groups are known to host off-campus parties sometimes. The Greeks have designated halls in the dorms with independents in between and around. Most people seem to have a mix of Greek and non-Greek friends.

4 College Student

Greek Life: The Greek life really work towards helping the campus community.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I dont know about this very well but people give good advice about this


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 405th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 432nd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 595th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1039th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

John Kloosterman
Kalamazoo, MI
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Greek Grovers advertise their fraternity or sorority with a T-shirt that says, "the insiders just can't explain and the outsiders just can't understand." And many non-Greeks have no desire to understand. Because the College is a private Christian institution, its sororities and fraternities are not local chapters of the national system. All Greek housing is on campus. While men are usually guaranteed housing with their fraternity, women may not be guaranteed housing on the sorority hall.

Greeks make up about 15 percent of the student body, but Greek life does not dominate the College social scene. Some Greeks complain that the school newspaper misrepresents or under represents their importance on campus. They feel judged by the administration and non-Greeks. Non-Greeks, in turn, often view the noise and secrecy of pledge week with suspicion and skepticism. Besides the usual semester parties, Grove City College Greeks also sponsor annual fundraisers. Events like basketball tournaments, walk-a-thons, and a "Big Man on Campus" male beauty pageant have raised thousands for charities like the American Cancer Society. The nine independent men's housing groups are less formal associations than their fraternity counterparts, but offer similar friendships and activities. Men can have the benefit of living near friends without the secrecy and stigma that many Greeks carry. Since Greeks and independents are required to live near each other-even on the same halls-misunderstandings are more obvious than other school settings where Greeks have housing.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Adelphikos
  • Beta Sigma
  • Delta Iota Kappa
  • Epsilon Pi
  • Kappa Alpha Phi
  • Nu Lambda Phi
  • Omicron Xi
  • Pan Sophic
  • Phi Tau Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Sigma
  • Alpha Beta Tau
  • Gamma Chi
  • Gamma Sigma Phi
  • Phi Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Delta Phi
  • Sigma Theta Chi
  • Theta Alpha Pi
  • Zeta Zeta Zeta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Grove City College's fraternities and sororities are unique and separate from the national Greek system.
  • Grove City College has Independent Men's Housing Groups that function much like fraternities, but without the pledging and other aspects of Greek tradition.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 35 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 11% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 71% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 11% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 34 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 9% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 6% No special housing is available.
  • 94% 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 35 responses

  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 6% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 57% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.


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