The Greek scene at MSU is less than prominent, with only seven fraternities and four sororities. Most students view the Greek life as an extension of high school cliques and avoid it at all costs. Those who do venture into it, however, find a great group of people for parties and consuming massive amounts of alcohol. Years back, the frats and sororities only raised $9,000 between them, leading the casual observer to come to the conclusion that their main goal is actually not benefiting the community, but (gasp!) throwing loud parties that the cops often have to break up.
Despite the downfalls (or, if you prefer the keg to helping UNICEF, the benefits) of joining a Greek organization, the experience does give members some vital networking skills. They also organize some entertainment events, such as recruiting comedians to come to MSU. So, while fraternity brothers and sorority sisters do not always do much to help the community, they do set themselves up for success—something to keep in mind during fall rush.