Greek Life

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18,378
Tuition (in-state)
$17,776 ($9,816)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really take part in Greek life. It seems like it could be fun.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not very noticeable except for the Greek letters in front of their homes and such if you don't attend parties.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek Life on campus, but I know people who are and they seem to enjoy it.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: inclusive and everyone is nice

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is pretty big at KSU. There are several parties so the social atmosphere is lively.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 60th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 947th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 997th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1043rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Rasner
Hometown
Sagamore Hills
Major
Architecture
Grad Year
2014
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Greek life at Kent State is not overbearing as it is at some universities, and most students will reassure you that "going Greek" is not a necessary or integral part of your undergraduate career. That being said, it is certainly an available and well-pursued option for those interested. Some Greeks use the experience to enhance or augment their four years with service and philanthropy, while others are clearly involved for the parties. Those involved in social fraternities or sororities make up a relatively small percent of the undergraduate population, but that number can seem higher due to their prolific involvement around campus.

Generally speaking, Greeks and non-Greeks coexist very amicably. In certain circles, a predominantly negative perception of Greek life exists, but it's best to judge Greeks individually and not collectively. As far as the many stereotypes surrounding Greek life, some hold true and some don't, but they should not be a deterrent to those who might be interested. No fraternity or sorority is perfect, and students should take time to carefully consider their options to find the best fit.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
6%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
5%
Freshman Women in Sororities
9%
Number of Fraternities
17
Number of Sororities
8
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Lambda Phi
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 149 responses

  • 35% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 55% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 5% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 148 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 61% Somewhat easy.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 149 responses

  • 49% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 10% No special housing is available.
  • 39% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 149 responses

  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 42% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 25% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 19% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
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