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5 College Junior

Greek Life: I, personally, have joined a Greek organization on campus and have fallen in love. I am the first in my family to go away to college and found that I needed a home here in Radford. Never in my life had I thought to join a sorority until one of my best friends was going through Rush. I believe, being a Greek now, that the Greek community at Radford really does want to help the community. We as Greeks aren't close knit to each other, however, we can be sociable and friendly to one another. Many of the Greek organizations are not the type to shun you if you aren't in Greek life. They might try to recruit you, however, Greek life on Radford focuses on bettering citizens and the community. Sometimes I feel as though non-Greeks just don't understand what it is like to be in a Greek organization. I don't believe they have bad attitudes towards Greeks, however, they could see us as cliquey or uptight because some organizations are not the type to go out of their way to talk to others. I believe if non-Greeks had a better understand as to the purpose of Greek life, they would be more inclined to say nicer things about organizations here on campus.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks are very involved. They have a stereotype of throwing parties Wednesday thru Saturday, but they do get involved to help back for the community.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're not part of a fraternity or sorority then you're not really important.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life myself but their parties are pretty great (and free which is a plus). Ratio can be annoying sometimes- it's typically 3:1 girls to guys but some frats are pretty chill about letting in groups that don't have ratio. Best frat on campus for parties is definitely KDR.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have yet to see them do something good for the community but they are ok non the less


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 203rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 540th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 705th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 791st
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerith Rae
South Africa
Business Management/Public Relations
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Greek life is the heart and soul of Radford University, and it is intricately involved in the lives of students, regardless of whether they are members of a Greek organization or not. Anyone can see that Greek letters seem to dominate campus. Greek life is known for throwing the best parties and having very good-looking guys and girls as members. It can also have a negative reputation for "friendly" girls, drunk and rambunctious guys, and disgusting party houses. However, Greek life isn't all about parties, and many Greek organizations arrange various philanthropic efforts, including Toys for Tots drives, annual breast cancer awareness walks, and Special Olympics fundraisers. Members of Greek life can just as easily talk about the huge party they are throwing as the fundraiser they are working on for their philanthropic cause.

Greek life is a driving force behind student decisions. Recycling efforts, school spirit, and academics have steadily been on the rise at Radford with the assistance and support of the Greek community. For these reasons, Greek life is highly respected by faculty and the Student Government Association. Students also respect Greek life for the work that is done in the local community, the campus, and for the philanthropy.

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 Chi Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Chi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Pi
  • Theta Chi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Fraternal Values Society (FVS)
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Rho Lambda

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 42 responses

  • 43% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 45% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 5% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 41 responses

  • 5% Very easy.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 37% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 42 responses

  • 36% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 24% No special housing is available.
  • 40% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 42 responses

  • 17% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 38% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 38% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 7% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
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