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1 College Senior

Greek Life: worst part of JCU. They suck. Throw terrible parties and do not even have houses. They think they are bro but not at all. Girls are hot though.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is fun and they do a lot volunteer work within the community.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I was never involved in greek life. JCU is a Jesuit school, so there is a very heavy social service component to all greek life. They're good people, they party, and it is very evident who is in greek life and who is not, but most of the student body doesn't participate.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is very open to outside activities and outside members. They are very involved on campus and there is no hazing. Lots of fun activities planned.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life at JCU is very level headed and not too wild.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 242nd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 361st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 903rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1055th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Taylor Horen
Toledo, OH
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Greek life on campus isn't that big of a deal. It is definitely a way to get involved, meet people, and have a good time, but it doesn't determine your popularity. There are only three fraternities and five sororities on campus, and University Heights does not allow them to have Greek houses, so they occupy specific floors in the dorms.

Greek life gets students involved in a lot of fun, with activities where you can mingle and become really close with your brothers and/or sisters. There is "Greek Week" on campus, and all of Greek life stays involved in volunteer projects and other organizations on campus throughout the year. Overall, it is not difficult to get involved in Greek life at John Carroll; it really just depends on what type of experience you are looking for. For some people, the downside to Greek life is the cost of being a member. Some students view this as "paying for friends," while members of the Greek community view it differently. The main thing to remember is not to join a fraternity or sorority because your friends are—choose what you want to do.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Chi Omega
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Association

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% 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.
  • 76% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 14% 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 28 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 61% Somewhat easy.
  • 14% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 96% 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 29 responses

  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 3% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 72% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.


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