Greek Life

Seattle, WA
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College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek system

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have Greek life at our school, and it is great.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No greek life, no interest in starting one...may not be able to start one anyway.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: As far as I know, there is no Greek stuff at this school.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at my school and we do not have fraternities, but there are fraternities at the schools that are close by.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 472nd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 713rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1002nd
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kylie Kenyon
Paso Robles, Calif.
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There is no Greek system at Seattle Pacific. However, dorm life has a similar culture. SPU asks every student to live in the on-campus dormitories for at least the first two years. There are four dorms, each with their own reputation and character. Then, within those dorms, floors are separated by sex, and each floor serves as its own community with distinct traditions and flavors. The brotherhood/sisterhood of each floor functions as a fraternity or sorority would. For example, the men of 6th West Ashton are called "the Orangemen" because they have special seats at every home basketball game where they lead cheers and are largely responsible for influencing the enthusiasm of other SPU fans. This is a role they take very seriously, complete with orange convict uniforms, wigs, paint, etc.

Also, there are mixers and competitions and events just like in Greek life. Some of the annual events are the Ashton Cup, Hill Hall's Decade Skate, Emerson Film Festival, 6th Hill Men's Fashion Show, Emerson Coffee House, and the Experience Moyer Project. Raids are a common occurrence. This is where, just before floor hours, a floor of the other gender runs through the hall yelling and banging on every surface. The raiding floor always has a fun activity planned where everyone can socialize and get to know one another.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 13 responses

  • 100% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% 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.
  • 0% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% 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 13 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 100% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 13 responses

  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 31% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 46% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 13 responses

  • 69% Very difficult.
  • 15% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Very easy.
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