Greek Life

Location
Vestal, NY
Undergrads
11,464
Tuition (in-state)
$16,795 ($7,645)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is mainly responsible for the parties and a large part of the off-campus social environment. There do not appear to be any sort of accommodations made for greek life on campus, but they rent housing off campus.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Some of them are awful people, others not at all.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in a frat.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Social atmosphere: no parties without them

how Greek students are viewed by non-Greeks: ranges from hate to love

Greek housing: some stay on campus and others live in houses (most like to live dt to be closer to bars)

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely prevalent, but it you don't do it, you'll be just fine. If you do, however, prepare yourself.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 3rd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 52nd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 571st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1104th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mills Horton
Hometown
Geneseo, Illinois
Major
English-Creative Writing
Grad Year
2013
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Greek life at Binghamton is not an all-or-nothing experience. Pledging a fraternity or sorority is absolutely not necessary in order to find friends but, in most circumstances, it will be a positive experience and introduce you to a lot of new people all at once. Some people become more involved in Greek life than others, and even if you do choose to pledge, that doesn't mean that it can prevent you from making friends outside of your fraternity or sorority. The Greek life at Binghamton is highly inclusive because the Greek presence at school is not highly visible. There are no Greek houses on campus to dominate the social scene.

Freshmen aren't allowed to pledge until their spring semester, and many of them attend frat parties, partly because they cannot get into other places. By junior and senior years, most people have outgrown these parties and the party scene, and even for those in fraternities and sororities, there is a shift toward the bars downtown. Many people choose to participate in Greek life because it is a unique college experience and a chance to make many new friends, but it is by no means the only way to meet these goals at Binghamton.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
12%
Number of Fraternities
28
Number of Sororities
19
Fraternities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Gamma Sigma Tau
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • MALIK
  • Nu Alpha Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Colony
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Tau Alpha Upsilon
  • Tau Epsilon Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Gamma Pi
  • Delta Kappa Delta
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Delta Gamma Pi
  • Delta Kappa Delta
  • Gamma Sigma Tau
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • MALIK Fraternity
  • Nu Alpha Phi
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Asian Greek Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Latino Greek Council
  • Multicultural Greek & Fraternal Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 81 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 9% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 47% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 43% 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 81 responses

  • 41% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 43% No special housing is available.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 11% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 81 responses

  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 37% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 43% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 80 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 35% Somewhat difficult.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 12% Very easy.
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