Greek Life

Norfolk, VA
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$20,360 ($6,860)
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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks are the life of the campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I think the Greek life at school is okay. Some people change for the worse which causes a bad look on the sorority or fraternity. Although it is not usually the sorority and is the person them self, many non-Greeks do not look at it that way. But, usually people change for the better or don't change at all. I am unsure if there is Greek housing on campus.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life seems like a great thing to get into. Allows you to open your mind and opportunities vastly.

College Junior

Greek Life: basically if your not greek then you can't possibly win homecoming queen and king and miss and mr. norfolk state university. there are no greek housing on campus just regular housing. non-greek and greek still associate with one another but greeks consider to make the campus.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: If you look at the people and not the letters of the organization they are in then its a whole different story however, most people see the letters before they see the person. If people are interested and they pursue its based on the people you present yourself to. Non-Greeks generally look up to the Greeks but some could care less


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 34th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 87th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 151st
    Best Greek Housing
  • 815th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Greek life is fairly decent at Norfolk State. The Greeks on NSU's campus are not very noticeable. It's almost as if you have to know someone who is Greek to tell. Some may be wearing an item that would display that they are Greek, such as a bag or keychain. At times, they hold informational meetings or forums that hold discussions about current events or things that may help out a college student. Also, there are events, such as a step show, where you can get a better glimpse at Greek life. The probate, or public display of initiation into the organization, is a very big activity that takes place. The area where it's held gets packed very quickly; seating is impossible to find once the probate begins, as it is a very exciting function.

If you want to get involved with or are interested in joining a Greek organization, it is best to talk to people and get acquainted with those in the organization. The more people you know, the better. Also, be sure to be in good academic standing; this is usually a requirement of any of the organizations.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Did You Know?
The NSU campus has a Greek Walk, a long sidewalk that has a plot dedicated to each fraternity and sorority on campus.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 57 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 37% 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 kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 56 responses

  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 86% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 11% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 56 responses

  • 25% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 14% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 23% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 38% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 56 responses

  • 9% Very difficult.
  • 62% Somewhat difficult.
  • 29% Somewhat easy.
  • 0% Very easy.



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