Greek Life

Galesburg, IL
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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life at Knox is pretty chill. Fraternities and Sororities hold events that cater to the whole college. It isn't a dominate part of Knox though, so people do not feel like it's an obligation to be part of a Greek organization. Greek organizations are mostly recognized because of their Philanthropic (community service) events. They really believe in helping the community they find themselves in, as well as other communities. In general, Greek organizations at Knox is about making friends and developing relationships with people you would usually not surround yourself with. It's your choice and it's not a big deal if you aren't part of it :)

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have many fraternities or sororities, but the ones we do have are full of entertaining and great guys and girls. They are very tight-knit with their guys and girls and they take care of each other and others who are interested in Greek Life. Parties are also fun and events are usually energetic and entertaining.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks hold many of the fundraisers and philanthropy events. It is not a big deal to be in greek life and greeks and non-greeks are friends. They are not cliquey and all of campus attends their parties. I am in greek life and it has only shaped me into a better person.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks Are Great – Warning, this review IS biased because I am a part of the greek system myself. That said, the Male Greek system is well developed, and contains a healthy portion of the population, I believe about 20%. They generally have strong safe parties, and participate in the school's social scene quite heavily. From what I've seen there is very little to no clashes between greeks and non greeks; often my non-greek friends are spending time at our house anyways. However the Female Greek life is highly undeveloped. Non of them live in house, and they have a very ineffective system for recruitment.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Always a Battle – Greek Life at Knox College is a battle, plan and simple. It is always receiving criticism from the campus and faculty. However, much of the criticism is based off of stereotypes. In reality, the Greek organizations are the most active in student organizations without having complete control either. Furthermore, they are the students most active in the community.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 329th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 554th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 978th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1012nd
    Best Greek Housing

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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 23% 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.
  • 69% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 8% 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 13 responses

  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 8% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 62% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 13 responses

  • 23% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 8% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 69% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 83% Somewhat easy.
  • 17% Very easy.
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