Greek Life

Location
Slippery Rock, PA
Undergrads
7,308
Tuition (in-state)
$12,146 ($8,748)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in greek life just because I do not want to be, but they are nice and cool people.

College Senior

Greek Life: I am not in Greek Life but feel those who are enjoy it

3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is involved in a lot of activities at school. Some are good but some of the girls Greek like are a little snobby and only keep to themselves.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greeks can be cliquey but overall they are a great way to make friends!

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm in a sorority and it was great. It was the best part of college for me. I wish the university was more behind us, just because I feel like a lot of profs who see you wearing letters immediately assume you're going to slack and skip all the time. I loved it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 45th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 189th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 743rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1149th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Liz Rekowski
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
Communication
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Anybody can tell from the sidewalk chalk ads all over campus that Greek life booms at Slippery Rock. While many of the Greeks are somewhat comparable to Bluto and Otter from Animal House, they also do a lot of service on campus and in the local community. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many Greeks came together and raised funds for relief efforts, and to promote Homeless Awareness Week, they conducted several food and clothing drives before visiting shelters. Greek life also sponsors many on-campus programs, from educational series of guest speakers to campus-wide, non-alcoholic mix-off against drunk driving.

The pressure to become a brother or a sister is felt the most during rush when recruitments for the new semester begin, but nobody will force you into anything you don’t want to do. However, most students recommend looking into fraternities and sororities to network with people and to make friends. If you go this route, remember that you will have to pay monetary dues and commit a lot of your time to be a part of the organization. Besides social fraternities, SRU is also home to many professional fraternities where students can network with professionals in their fields of study, learn valuable skills, and socialize with students of similar majors. Don’t worry, if you don’t want to go Greek, then there are plenty of other organizations to look into on campus where you can meet new people and get involved. Though the Greek population is prominent, not everyone at SRU knows the Greek alphabet backwards or whips each other with wooden paddles.

 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
5%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
5%
Number of Fraternities
7
Number of Sororities
8
Fraternities
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Theta Xi
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 56 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 12% 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.
  • 55% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 29% 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 55 responses

  • 9% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 82% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 9% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

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

  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 16% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 55% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 55 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 13% Somewhat difficult.
  • 62% Somewhat easy.
  • 24% Very easy.
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