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High Point, NC
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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Everyone at HPU who is Greek, joined because they felt they couldn't make it on their own. So they called mommy and daddy up and said, "Hey, can you send over some money so I can buy some friends?"

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College Freshman

Greek Life: It looks as if it is good for some, but it isn't for everyone, no one is treated differently regardless..

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greeks vs Non-Greeks aspect is nothing too significant. I have friends in both pools. They are known for having the parties on the weekends and all though. Most are also known for annual fundraisers and events too. Housing is available for all the greeks (and they're very nice).

College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life but all the sororities and fraternities do service activities and host runs and pancake breakfasts and stuff like that on campus. Greek life is big but I have a lot of friends who are Greek and a lot of friends who aren't Greek too.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I find the Greek Life on campus to be quite present, though it seems the majority of students participating in Greek Life are not solely dedicated to that one organization, but rather a host of other things (it is big, but it isn't an issue if you are not involved).

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 122nd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 568th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 820th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1220th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Palmer
Lawrenceville NJ
European History/Performance Theatre
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The only word to describe Greek life at High Point is "big." Greek life is a major part of the social scene and contributes a lot to the campus community. Being in a sorority or fraternity gives students leadership, community awareness, and lifelong friends. Although a lot of non-Greeks only care about them for the parties they throw, Greek members do a lot for the campus in terms of spirit, philanthropy, and events. Greeks can be seen in their respective letters all around campus. They are proud of their affiliations and like to make it known to the rest of campus. Greek life is so big at High Point that the organizations have housing. The Greek Village is a collection of massive chapter houses (one for every Greek organization on campus and a few extras for future expansion), a private pool, and meeting house.

Even if you’re not interested in Greek life before you get to college, you should still get some information about it once you get there. It’s such a huge part of the social scene at HPU that sometimes it’s imperative that you be a member of one organization or another. While it’s perfectly acceptable to stay independent for your four years at High Point, Greek life is something that is a big part of campus life, and it definitely doesn’t hurt to check the organizations out!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Theta Chi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
Did You Know?
  • Rush week for National Panhellenic sororities begins the first week you get back from winter break. There are information sessions during the fall semester, but the rush process won't start until spring.
  • International Fraternity Council fraternities rush usually a week or two after the girls receive their bids. Fraternities also do a smaller fall rush for upperclassmen and sometimes sororities will hand out a snap bid at this time (a bid to a girl, or sometimes a few, that the sorority feels would fit well into the group).

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 48 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 21% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 23% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 56% 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 47 responses

  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 96% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 47 responses

  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 32% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 30% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 47 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 34% Somewhat difficult.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Very easy.



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