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Baltimore, MD
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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm pretty biased because I'm part of Greek life but I think it provides a lot of awesome opportunities on campus for social events and philanthropic events. It does foster unhealthy competition at times but I'm pretty close friends with my friends in other sororities and who are unaffiliated. Certain contingents of the student population are extremely derisive of the Greek population and think they're snobby and exclusive, and of course certain contingents of the Greek population are in fact snobby and exclusive, but neither group is by any means the majority of its respective population.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Students involved in Greek Life do not live in separate housing.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Much of the student body you out on weekends is involved in Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're part of it it's fantastic, but you can still go to parties if you're not.

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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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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
Glen Rock, NJ
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
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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
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • 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
  • 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 48 responses

  • 8% We don't have Greek life.
  • 4% 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.
  • 54% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 33% 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

  • 49% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 28% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 19% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 48 responses

  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 27% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 10% 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.
  • 17% Somewhat difficult.
  • 60% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Very easy.
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