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Pittsburgh, PA
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College Senior

Greek Life: There really isn't a greek life presence here at La Roche.

College Junior

Greek Life: There's no Greek life at La Roche College. Therefore, I cannot truly answer the second question about the relationship between Greeks and non-Greeks.

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no greek life at La Roche College

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a frat school. if you are looking for a fraternity or sorority look someplace else

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek Organizations = Honors Societies – If you ask people at LRC about their Greek organizations, they'll tell you they are in one for their major (such as Psi Chi or Kappa Delta Epsilon). There are no Greek houses, Greek parties, or anything of the like. The Greek groups usually center around academics and service. I recommend joining one if you meet the criteria (usually GPA-based), as it offers networking and career advancement.


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Amy Pennington
Zelienople, Pa.
Writing/French minor
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The one phrase you will never hear on the La Roche campus is "pledge week." For reasons unknown, the College doesn't have any social sororities or fraternities, though there are a few academic Greek societies. Some students think it's a good thing that there isn't any traditional Greek life here while others find it's a bad thing. So, it seems to be a matter of personal preference. Although the college experience doesn't seem to be quite complete without the chaos of a pledge week or nightly parties thrown by different Greek groups, the students here don't seem to have a problem throwing parties of their own. Attend one frat party, attend one hundred frat parties. Beer bongs, keg stands, and stumbling through the streets are not the types of things that La Roche students are looking for.

Theories and speculation as to why La Roche has no Greek life are made on an almost daily basis. The main assumption is that it's because of the College's Roman Catholic basis. But, whatever the reason, La Roche does not and never has had any social Greek life.

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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% We don't have Greek life.
  • 40% 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.
  • 0% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% 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 5 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 100% No special housing is available.
  • 0% 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 6 responses

  • 0% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 0% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 83% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 17% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat easy.
  • 80% Very easy.
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