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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't agree with Greek life because it was system based on elitism and segregation. You can pretty much tell by how many black people participate in Greek Life. There are about 300 students in Greek Life and only 4 black people. I don't participate in Greek Life because I was looked at for a potential new member in a sea of girls of colour. There was one white girl and she got the bid in a predominantly white sorority. So there's that. Most Greek students don't even get to live in the houses. Most non-Greeks won't join because either 1) they don't have the money or 2) they enjoy their freedom. If you're up for waking up early on weekends and spending study time partying and sacrificing grades for partying then join Greek Life by all means, but I don't agree with it.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is widely accepted and most students are in Greek Life. Non-Greek make fun, but enjoy the company!

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: About half of Millsaps students participate in greek life. There are 5 fraternities (Lambda Chi/Pike/SAE/Kappa Sigma/KA) and 4 sororities (KD/Chi Omega/ Tri Delta/Phi Mu). Fraternity row is located on the south side of campus, and the sorority lodges are at the north. Greek students are very involved school activities and the surrounding community. Parties are open to all students, and has a positive impact on the social atmosphere. Greek students and non greek students get along with no problems. Greek housing opportunities differ depending upon which fraternity you are in. All the houses have rooms available to live in, but you cant live in the sorority lodges.

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.


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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
Plaquemine, LA
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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • 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 8 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 25% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 25% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 50% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 57% Somewhat easy.
  • 43% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 43% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 14% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 8 responses

  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 38% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 38% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
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