Greek Life

Location
Macon, GA
Undergrads
3,677
Tuition
$32,466
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks are common place on the campus. All of them get along well with Non-Greeks. All students are respected.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I haven't decided if I'll join a Greek yet.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The black fraternity's are up and coming so the Greek scene is getting better than before.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life on my Mercer campus, so it does not warrant a rating.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I wish that Greeks were allowed to have official off campus housing. The housing on campus is too small for our chapters, and the houses are kind of run down. The Greek community would flourish much more if there were not so many restrictions on Greeks.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 212nd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 400th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 431st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1122nd
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Janelle Richardson
Hometown
Seattle, Wash.
Major
English
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Approximately a quarter of Mercer’s student body is Greek, but that percentage is an extremely visible group on campus. Greeks are highly involved, and many members take leadership roles in other student organizations. There is an abundance of activities that Greeks participate in every year—fundraisers, community service events, group outings, and socials always seem to be occurring on campus. Opportunity for involvement is not limited to the Greek community, but it is more convenient for fraternity and sorority members simply because they are already a part of a social and community-oriented environment.

Greeks and non-Greeks get along without many qualms, but there is a distinct divide between the two communities on campus. Greeks are proud to be Greek, sometimes giving the impression of arrogance. At times, non-Greeks resent the Greeks for a variety of reasons, usually citing the noise they make while being obviously intoxicated on campus despite Mercer’s dry-campus policy. For the most part, though, there is little enmity between the two groups. Greeks can live in any of the residence halls on campus, but they also have the option of living in the more comfortable houses on “Greek Row,” with priority granted to members who hold officer positions.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
19%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
20%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
25%
Freshman Women in Sororities
21%
Number of Fraternities
10
Number of Sororities
7
Fraternities
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Nu
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Phi Mu
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (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 46 responses

  • 4% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 54% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 30% 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 46 responses

  • 13% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 22% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 61% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 46 responses

  • 7% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 17% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 54% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 45 responses

  • 9% Very difficult.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 9% Very easy.

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