Greek Life

New York, NY
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Its not a big part of this school

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Most NYU Students see fraternities and sororities as a joke. I do too, to be honest.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life at NYU is very limited and there aren't really any benefits of being a part of greek life so there are few participants. The fraternities are much more popular than the sororities but no special housing is available and their are few social benefits. The sororities are not taken very seriously and I rarely hear of any events of service they do.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: For a school that has over 40,000 students, having Greek life that constitutes only about five percent of the student body isn't too impactful on student life, but for the students that do participate, it is big enough to be a substantial and impactful part of their lives. As a non-Greek that has a few friends that are Greek, I don't really view them any differently although a lot of the richest kids are the ones participating. As far as housing goes, they have a few floors in a dorm in Chinatown but most students do not choose to live in this housing.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not educated on NYU's Greek life, although I do not think it is a big part of the community.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 334th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 840th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 892nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 939th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Victoria Adesoba
Downtown Brooklyn
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Greek life at NYU has a very weak presence, but it still exists. Going along with the no-campus and almost-no-sports vibe at NYU, Greek life doesn’t play a major role in most students’ NYU experience, either. However, students involved in fraternities and sororities are quite active in terms of planning Greek events. Several fraternities and sororities are housed at the Lafayette dorm, and others have off-campus apartments where members live. If you find it appealing, you can enter the Greek circle and make that the focus of your time at NYU, as you stand the chance of finding friends, great experiences, and beneficial job opportunities through the connections you make in certain fraternities and sororities. On the other hand, stereotypical fraternity and sorority parties are a rarity. 

NYU fraternities and sororities are definitely not stereotypical, with some being academic based, like certain business fraternities, while others focus more on community service, group activities, and events in the city. Most people participate in Greek life in order to find a close circle of friends, as doing so outside of such groups may be difficult. Overall, these groups are not necessarily exclusive, and they interact freely with the rest of the student body.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Delta
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Lambda Phi
  • Delta Phi
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Delta Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Zeta
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Delta Kappa Delta
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Theta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Delta Kappa Delta
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Inter-Greek Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 150 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 72% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 23% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% 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 150 responses

  • 3% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 50% No special housing is available.
  • 41% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 150 responses

  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 10% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 76% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 150 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 31% Somewhat difficult.
  • 51% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Very easy.


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