Greek Life

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Flagstaff, AZ
Undergrads
17,610
Tuition (in-state)
$20,364 ($8,008)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of the girls I know in sororities do not feel close to their sisters. They feel like they have no friends in their sororities.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know too much about Greek life, but they do lots of events and charity work in the community.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in Greek Life but I have friends who are and they enjoy it. However, it is not a big deal if you are not apart of Greek Life, everyone is still pretty friendly.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't really pay attention to Greek Life, I honestly can't tell the difference between Greek students and non-Greek students.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life has it's own dorm building at the very north end of campus. Greek life is a pretty big part of campus. Often many non-Greeks get tried of being encouraged to join Greek life. Greek remembers can be really welcoming to non-Greek members. My roommate was in Greek life and let me tag along to some of the parties and events her sorority held. It was pretty much always a good time.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 86th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1006th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1010th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1148th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Audrey Hirschl
Hometown
Tempe, AZ
Major
Advertising
Grad Year
2013
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The Greeks at NAU are housed in Mountain View, perched atop a hill overlooking the campus like Mount Olympus. These students are highly involved with both campus activities and charitable events. The chapters each put on numerous fundraising events throughout the semester, raising thousands of dollars for local Flagstaff charities. Intramurals are also popular with Greeks. They consistently finish on the top of the standings in almost every sport. Some IM sports will even have separate leagues for the Greeks to play each other instead of other students. 

Greek students are some of the most involved on campus and are vital members of the student government (ASNAU) and many other on-campus organizations. On the other hand, many Greeks also possess a pompous, Zeus-like attitude that really rubs some the wrong way. Greek students tend to only associate with themselves, and obvious segregation exists. Even the physical location of Mountain View furthers the feelings of separation between Greeks and everyone else. Fraternity parties are popular, and most can be attended by non-Greeks; however, unless you are a woman, you probably won't be welcomed with open arms. Overall, Greek life is a great way to feel like part of a community, but most non-Greeks would rather see them stick mythological lightning bolts you-know-where.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
3%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
2%
Number of Fraternities
13
Number of Sororities
10
Fraternities
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Chi Lambda
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Gamma Alpha Omega
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Gamma Rho Lambda
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Pi Beta Phi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Delta Chi Lambda (NALFO)
  • Gamma Alpha Omega (NALFO)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Delta Chi (NALFO)
  • Omega Delta Phi (NALFO)
Other Greek Organizations
  • CIVICC
  • GAMMA
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Greek Judicial Review Board
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Each semester, the new pledge classes of the fraternities and sororities participate in what's called Singing for Standards. Traditionally, a sorority steals a fraternity's "standard," a wooden representation of the chapter's crest, and the guys have to sing to the ladies to get it back. Hang out in the halls of Mountain View, and you may be lucky to enough to catch one of their encore performances.
  • Most Greek chapters hold what they call I-Week, or Initiation Week. This is the time where the new pledges are inducted as active members into the fraternity or sorority. Entire wings in the Greek dorm are blocked off, and rumors fly regarding the activities of these top-secret Greek rituals.
  • Sorority recruitment usually takes place Labor Day weekend, the second week of school. Fraternity recruitment takes place the week after that. If you don't want to follow through and stay in a fraternity or sorority, it's easy to just drop and nobody will give you a second glance.
  • Greek life at NAU is absolutely nothing like the movies. Everyone generally gets along because they live in such close quarters and not segregated into separate houses. Greek Week, which takes place every Spring, brings everyone even closer together as they raise money for charity.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 156 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 13% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 67% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 17% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 156 responses

  • 17% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 54% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 156 responses

  • 4% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 6% No special housing is available.
  • 63% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 26% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 156 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 14% Very easy.

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