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Montreal, QC
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's a really small part of school but you meet really great people if you're into that kind of stuff.

College Freshman

Greek Life: McGill does not have a very active Greek life, so I don't know a lot about it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only 2% of students are in Greek Life so you have a better chance of meeting people through other clubs and actuvities.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not invovled in greek life but everyone who is loves their sorority or fraternity. The parties they throw are great and widely attended though!
However, a lot of people don't join the greek life here, it is more low-key and only people who really want it join.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is a ton of fun and one of the best decisions I made at McGill. It's not a necessity to join a frat/sorority to make friends or to find a way to drink. However, the women I've met through being in a sorority have become some of the closet friends I've made at McGill. Most people don't realize the strong presence that members of the Greek community have on campus. A lot of Executives, VP's, council members, etc. on campus are also involved in Greek life. Greek life really helps in making great connections with the right people. On top of that, it is a ton of fun and I highly recommend going through recruitment for a frat or sorority!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 193rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 735th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 807th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1114th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kelly Baker
Weston, CT
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It's not that McGill doesn't have a Greek life, it's that McGill has no incentive for a Greek life. On many campuses, frats and sororities are a way for students to move out of cramped dorms. At McGill, students move out of those after the first year, regardless. On smaller campuses, frats can be central to social life, as they have the means and the space to throw huge parties. At McGill, the city provides the social life. Some students do join frats, and those who do definitely love it; it's just that they're not a big part of the social scene. Why pay three dollars to wait in line for cheap beer when you can go out to a great bar and get good drinks? Frats do throw parties, but the people who usually go are those in another frat or sorority, or are friends with people who are.

What Greek life does provide for McGill students is a way to escape the anonymity of a big campus. People who choose to pledge tend to do so because they want to live with a tight group of people or enjoy being part of an organization. These are really good reasons, especially considering how impersonal McGill can be. If that sounds appealing, and you think Greek life will give you that, then you'll probably be happy. Just don't expect it to be the center of everyone else's social life.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Undergrad Students in Greek Life
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Mu Omicron Zeta
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Zeta Psi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
Did You Know?
The Inter-Greek Letter Council is a unifying committee on McGill's campus for the fraternities and sororities. Its mission is to provide a positive example to the community through service, leadership, friendship, and scholarship.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% We don't have Greek life.
  • 68% 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.
  • 23% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 5% 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 20 responses

  • 20% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 55% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 25% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 0% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 95% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 10% Somewhat difficult.
  • 62% Somewhat easy.
  • 29% Very easy.
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