Greek Life

Location
Syracuse, NY
Undergrads
1,661
Tuition (in-state)
$15,843 ($6,593)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Senior

Greek Life: ESF doesn't really have a Greek life like SU does.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: To my knowledge there is only one SUNY ESF fraternity that has special housing, and although its accommodations would in no way be considered "run-down," there is not really anything special about it. Most of the other Greek life organizations devote their time to improving the community, and thus there is no pre-conceived notions of what it means to be in a fraternity or sorority.

College Senior

Greek Life: I do not follow the greek life since I am non-traditional student. also ESF is a small college and does not specifically have a large greek chapter like SU.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University are very interconnected institutions. Therefore, while SUNY-ESF does not have greek life we essentially have SU's greek life and that influences our living environment if nothing else.

I have friends in SU sororities (I'm fairly certain ESF students can even be in SU sororities/fraternities) and often see the greek scene out and about at night and while they make a Lot of noise and put on quite a show I don't mind living at a school with such an active greek life at all. I'm not knowledgeable enough of all they do to comment on their value or quality from a community standpoint but they seem to be an interesting if not integral part to the SU experience.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Syracuse University supplies most, if not all, the greek life on campus. SUNY students are rarely involved with greek life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 527th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 769th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 934th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1042nd
    Best Greek Housing

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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 10 responses

  • 30% We don't have Greek life.
  • 60% 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.
  • 10% 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 9 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 11% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 89% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 10 responses

  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 0% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 44% Somewhat difficult.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Very easy.
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