Greek Life

Location
Grove City, PA
Undergrads
2,469
Tuition
$14,880
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks have social and service projects. While there are many students who participate in fraternities, there are just as many who do not.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek groups serve the community and are spiritual groups as well with Bible Studies and they host some really fun events

4 College Junior

Greek Life: try it - you'll like it!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely present on campus during rush and pledge, but after that, I wouldn't notice them if they didn't all wear their Greek letters all the time. The only time non-Greeks absolutely despise Greeks is during pledge week. After that, we all coexist very well. And Greeks do throw good parties...

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They work very hard to make greek life similar to other colleges.

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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
Hometown
Kalamazoo, MI
Major
English
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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
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
19%
Number of Fraternities
10
Number of Sororities
8
Fraternities
  • Adelphikos
  • Beta Sigma
  • Delta Iota Kappa
  • Epsilon Pi
  • Kappa Alpha Phi
  • Nu Lambda Phi
  • Omicron Xi
  • Pan Sophic
  • Phi Tau Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Sigma
Sororities
  • 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 30 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 13% 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.
  • 73% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 10% 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

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 7% No special housing is available.
  • 93% 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 30 responses

  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 7% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 60% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 20% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 29 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 28% Somewhat difficult.
  • 62% Somewhat easy.
  • 7% Very easy.

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