Going to Macalester does not offer students the luxury, pain, or humiliation of Greek life. Macalester is the perfect place for anyone who doesn’t have sorority or fraternity bids in their collegiate stars. These students don’t need—and more importantly, don’t want—the exclusive social hierarchy of Greek life. Macalester students are an elite-yet-inviting group of individuals more than willing to accept people from all walks of life into their social circles.
However, the absence of Greek life from Macalester's campus isn’t to say that students can’t find that same sense of camaraderie and fun. Anyone who wants to have the quintessential “Animal House” party experience during their first few years of parental liberation can find groups of people more than willing to replicate those iconic movie scenes. Students at Macalester realize that being social doesn’t need to revolve around a configuration of Greek letters and exclusive rites of passage.