Greek Life

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
828
Tuition
$30,974
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: No Black Sororities – I'm in a sorority but I would prefer to be in one with people of my own race. Greek life is great. No one hazes people. The parties at the houses could be better.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The sororities and fraternities are really diverse at Millsaps. We definitely have a sorority that could belong at a big state school and a fraternity that fits the fraternity image. However, all the sororities and fraternities are extremely involved and extremely hard working when it comes to school. Everyone is welcome at the fraternity houses on the weekends.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Half and Half – The Greek population at Millsaps College makes up about fifty percent of the students. There are four sororities and five fraternities. The reason that so much of our student population is greek is because the process of rush is simply not as intense as it is at other schools. Plenty of greeks and non greek students are friends and go to the parties. The fraternities generally have parties every weekend, while the sororities have two to three parties a year. Swaps are parties held between the sororities and fraternities and are exclusive to members of the two houses having the swap. The guys can live in the fraternity houses but the girls cannot live in the sorority houses. Overall at Millsaps, the consensus about Greek life is to try first get involved and "go greek" and then to find your perfect fit, and the best thing is that at Millsaps, everyone has a perfect fit.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's a mixed bag – The top houses on campus could be top houses at many other schools throughout the country, number, involvement and overall chapter quality-wise, however the bottom house(s) can be awful. Another thing that takes away from the Greek scene is that there is a certain house on campus that spreads rumors amongst the female population of the school about the other chapters on campus, these folks are also inconsequently seen as the bottom feeders of the Greek scene (you know who you are), and if you essentially removed them from the row it'd be hard to argue that we'd better as a whole (although it'd spread their weirdo's amongst the rest of the population which sucks)

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Greek Life: I've met some great people as a member of a frat. It's something that isn't based on your beliefs or your background. Anyone can join, and that makes it a great way to pull the campus together.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 552nd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 647th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 733rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 852nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryan Dupree
Hometown
Plaquemine, LA
Major
Political Science and French
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The most entrenched aspect of student life on the Millsaps campus, by far, is the Greek social scene. All the frats and sororities host parties, coordinate volunteer programs, and hold most of the student government positions. Habitat for Humanity, the ecumenical volunteer organization, and Up Till Dawn, an awareness and support program, are almost solely run and supported by individual Greek organizations. Members are often “house-cast” and grouped into large anonymous cliques. The drawback, says the independent minority, is that independents are estranged, and members insulated, by this association. Also, there are complaints that the Greek structure unfairly panders to members and excludes outsiders, and some organizations have acknowledged this to a degree.

In the Student Body Association, the student government, two seats must be explicitly reserved for independent representatives. Everyone, nevertheless, enjoys the many benefits of an extremely active Greek scene. Theme parties are always well-organized and all-inclusive. There is heavy participation in intramurals, especially by the Greeks. Greek Week embodies the gentle conflicts, by staging events such as flag football and talent shows. In the spring, each Greek house undertakes building a swimming pool and hosting cookouts, and unofficial competition is often implied.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
49%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
51%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
6
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Mu  
Other Greek Organizations
  • National Panhellenic Conference
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • North American Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
Did You Know?
Once a year, the Greeks celebrate Greek Week (what else?), a culmination of inter-fraternal competition.

Student Polls

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

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 20% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 20% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 60% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 40% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 20% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 40% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 20% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

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

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 60% Somewhat easy.
  • 40% Very easy.
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