Greek Life

Location
Mahwah, NJ
Undergrads
5,052
Tuition (in-state)
$21,624 ($13,144)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't really a huge thing on campus--once you join a frat or a sorority though, it seems like those people are the only people you hang out with.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They throw some pretty great parties but the amount they recruit is too damn high,

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is the only way to be social at Ramapo but the sororities are small and cliquey and the fraternities are NOTHING compared to real universities.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Some greek life students are a lot better than others, and I enjoyed the majority of the Greeks on campus. There are just a few instances where that is not the case.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life at Ramapo does not have a great impact on the students. I am a freshmen and the only thing I know about Greek life is that you have to do certain things to get into a group and that they have off campus parties. Other than that people in Greek life are treated the same way as non- Greeks and no one looks at them as better or worse. We are all equal and join the clubs and sports that we are interested in.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 289th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 314th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 663rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 723rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Daniel Giacobbe
Hometown
Rockaway
Major
Communication Arts
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Despite the fact that there is no exclusive Greek housing on campus (or off campus), Greek life is consistently popular at Ramapo. There are multiple frats and sororities, including some military frats and race-specific frats and sororities. All fraternities and sororities are by nature required to provide campus services and organize fundraising events. Prospective members can apply through the school's faculty or through the fraternity or sorority members themselves.

Prospective Greek life members should be aware that Greek life comes with no special privileges at Ramapo, and you will not get special selection with housing or class registration. Those looking to join would be advised to look at all of the options available to them, as the many fraternities and sororities vary in purpose and intensity. Many of the fraternities (and sororities) have rigorous admission processes, and many of them cater to only a certain type of individual. At a larger school, this may make the atmosphere more brotherly; at Ramapo, it makes it more exclusive.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
13%
Number of Fraternities
14
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Delta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Psi Sigma Phi
  • Tau Delta Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Beta Kappa Sigma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Tau Omega
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Omega Phi Chi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Theta Phi Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Beta Kappa Sigma (UCGC)
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Lambda Tau Omega (NMGC, UCGC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Lambda Theta Phi (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon (NMGC, UCGC)
  • Omega Phi Beta (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Omega Phi Chi (NMGC, UCGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Psi Sigma Phi (UCGC)
  • Theta Nu Xi (UCGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC)
  • National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • United Cultural Greek Council (UCGC)

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 12% 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.
  • 50% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 33% 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 25 responses

  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 60% 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 24 responses

  • 4% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 83% No special housing is available.
  • 8% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 4% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 62% Somewhat easy.
  • 8% Very easy.
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