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Mechanicsburg, PA
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College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm pretty sure Greek life doesn't exist on this campus.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have a Greek life here. We are about community without alcohol and sorority and fraternities. It's pretty cool because it forces us to get to know one another within the college for who we are, our characteristics, and other interests.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at Messiah College.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: ..There Is None – There is no Greek life at Messiah College.

College Junior

Greek Life: Messiah College does not have Greek life.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 9th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 303rd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 855th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1246th
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ashley Offenback
Yardley, Pa.
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There is no Greek life at Messiah, but students barely notice because there is so much offered to take its place. Intramural sports teams are popular, but floor camaraderie is the main Greek life substitution. Floormates become the first and best friends you make at college—you will throw parties and attend events together. All floors form an identity, and many promote a common theme.

In addition, the lack of Greek life does not mean lack of community service. Messiah students are world-class at giving back. During welcome week, freshmen participate in a class-wide community service day. Service trips to locations across the nation are offered during fall, J-term, and spring breaks and are very popular with students. Every year in April the school shuts down for a campus-wide service day to which all students, faculty, and staff contribute. Special Olympics are held on campus during Service Day, and participants have the option to be a Special Olympics buddy or take part in various other projects.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 29 responses

  • 97% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% 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 29 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 93% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 7% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 25 responses

  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 4% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 68% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 28 responses

  • 64% Very difficult.
  • 11% Somewhat difficult.
  • 7% Somewhat easy.
  • 18% Very easy.
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