Greek Life

Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
5,866
Tuition
$43,390
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: People in my sorority is extremely supportive but sororities here don't have housing, which is a loss

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1 College Student

Greek Life: Almost joined greek life, thank goodness i didn't. It is a way to meet people, but not the only way

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Elmo's are self-entitled pricks, no one likes them

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life adds to the social atmosphere, but you don't have to be a part of it if you don't want to.

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College Senior

Greek Life: not sure of much of greek life but I know there is one

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 11th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 181st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 989th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1014th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dan White
Hometown
Glen Rock, NJ
Major
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
2012
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Students agree that Greek life plays a role in campus life, but it does not dominate the social scene. There are several reasons for this. Freshmen cannot pledge their first semester, so they are forced to make friends outside of a fraternity or sorority. Even sophomore year, very few people live in Greek-sponsored housing. Most fraternities provide the opportunity to live in a frat house, but sororities do not. For those not in the Greek system, frat parties play a large role in freshman social life, but not so much thereafter. There is a lot of interaction between people who are part of the Greek system and those who are not. Students who become friends with fraternity guys often rave about the frat parties, but the entire student body does not express this opinion.

Approximately one-fifth of the student population is a member of a fraternity or sorority. Those within the Greek system claim to be satisfied with the level of involvement expected, but the requirements are less intense than other schools. Academics coexist with Greek life. For students who want a school with a strong Greek system, they might be less happy with Hopkins’ Greek system. People who don’t want to be a part of Greek life can find many other opportunities for social interaction, but for those who want the friendship and support of Greek life, Hopkins offers many different fraternities and sororities.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
19%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
22%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
22%
Freshman Women in Sororities
26%
Number of Fraternities
13
Number of Sororities
8
Fraternities
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Xi Phi
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
Multicultural Colonies
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Xi Phi
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Inter-Fraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 44 responses

  • 7% We don't have Greek life.
  • 5% 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.
  • 55% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 34% 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 44 responses

  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 44 responses

  • 50% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 25% No special housing is available.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 20% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 44 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 18% Somewhat difficult.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 20% Very easy.
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