The nightlife at NJIT is dead, except for Thursday nights, which is the day when all of the frats and sororities throw their house parties. These parties vary in size and intensity. Some throw massive parties with tons of drinking games and people from other schools—these usually have entrance fees. Men tend to pay a small fee or must bring a few women; women tend to get in for free. Other Greek organizations throw "anti-socials," to which only the members of that house and select others are invited. These are usually calmer, conversational events with no entrance fee. Underage students are welcome at all of these events. There is very little pressure to drink, so students can feel safe attending these parties without being forced to participate in anything of which they don't want to be a part.
Traveling off campus to seek nightlife activity, however, is uncommon. Due to the local environment and crime rate, it is advised that students do not seek off-campus activities, unless they are venturing out of Newark. Bars and clubs are easily accessible if students do choose to leave campus, but in most situations, they are not affordable.