Greek Life

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Undergrads
14,566
Tuition (in-state)
$17,810 ($5,870)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is average on our campus. they do not treat you any differently. some are hard to get into because they will invite you because of your grade and major. others have open arms. they do a lot of charity events on campus. One sorority did an event where people could pay to throw pies in their face. From the looks of it they were earning a great deal of money for their charity.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are know solely for the parties. Frats spike drinks with drugs.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: There are greek communities on campus but no one really pays too much attention.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek Life, Ive only heard about their parties

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't partake, so there isn't much of a massive opinion on my end

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 196th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 315th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 523rd
    Best Greek Housing
  • 794th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Barbara Ross
Hometown
Hopewell Junction, NY
Major
Business Management
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With only 2 percent of the student population involved in the 33 fraternities and sororities, it is safe to say that Stony Brook is not a largely Greek-based university. Greek life does sponsor many of the events that take place across campus and undertake numerous fundraisers. Sigma Lamda Gamma, for example, prides itself on community service. Members work with Toys for Tots, mentor with ALMA (a mentoring program), volunteer with the homeless, help with an Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Banquet, and collect non-perishables for the Port Jefferson Food Pantry. Many others also sponsor community and charity events. Like most Greek organizations, though, they do throw many off-campus parties.

If you are interested in pledging, there is ample opportunity. The Fraternity and Sorority Fair is where you can really get a good idea of what each frat and sorority has to offer. Both sororities and fraternities go through a recruiting phase at the beginning of each semester. Even if you are not planning to pledge, you can still go to the parties and get to know members in a more relaxed atmosphere. Members of Greek organizations will tell you that many students don’t like them, and that it is an unfounded hate. Brothers and sisters alike believe that there are those that dislike them because they are not part of the Greek community or don’t understand it. As with pretty much everything at Stony Brook, however, Greek life is what you make of it. If you’re interested in it, there are plenty of choices and opportunities. If you can’t stand it or are just completely indifferent, it won’t really affect your life in any way.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
2%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
3%
Number of Fraternities
14
Number of Sororities
14
Fraternities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Delta
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Chi Epsilon
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Iota Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Theta Phi Alpha
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Fe Uson
  • Malik
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Beta Rho
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Fraternities and sororities at Stony Brook University play a large role in many of the events that take place on campus. They are part of the Welcome Back BBQ at the beginning of the school year, build floats for homecoming, host the Latin Block Party, Fashion Show, and Step Show in the spring, participate in the Black & Gold Beauty Pageant, and organize an annual Domestic Violence Banquet fundraiser.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 78 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 15% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 56% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 26% 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 78 responses

  • 5% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 24% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 64% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 78 responses

  • 12% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 71% No special housing is available.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 13% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 78 responses

  • 6% Very difficult.
  • 40% Somewhat difficult.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 4% Very easy.
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