Greek Life

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
5,506
Tuition (in-state)
$14,576 ($5,888)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I plan on being Greek and I'm very excited

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Happy faces, friendly people, and like to party and do community service

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Geeks help to liven up the campus especially on Friday during the hot spot.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not apart of any Greek organizations. I have not encountered them much either. I don't do any partying. I am in school to get a degree, so I can get a decent job.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty good. They throw parties, give out food, and perform while through stepping as well as showing spirit to JSU

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 28th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 218th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 229th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 677th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

At JSU, everybody is somebody special, Greek or not. Social gatherings such as parties, forums, and outings are usually sponsored by Greeks. Although Greek serves a purpose in the community and surrounding areas, everybody does not desire to become Greek. 

The relationship between the Greeks and non-Greeks is normal, but non-Greeks give much respect to Greeks. Rush occurs in the spring, and everyone takes it seriously. Even non-Greeks understand how the letters they are striving for is a lifetime achievement.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
11%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
19%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 8% 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.
  • 47% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 42% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 36 responses

  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 14% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 47% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 25% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 86% No special housing is available.
  • 9% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 35 responses

  • 23% Very difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat difficult.
  • 23% Somewhat easy.
  • 0% Very easy.
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