Greek Life

Location
Nashville, TN
Undergrads
5,255
Tuition (in-state)
$18,954 ($6,426)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have never wanted to be in a sorority.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: People should be themselves no matter who they come in contact with. No person is the same just give the same respect that you expect to receive from others.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: If that's what youre into it's cool.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: They're a big deal here. Hazing is still done, but most people are willing to go through it just to represent the organizations.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is very average on campus. They are acknowledged and social but they are treated the same as everyone else. Non-Greeks see Greek students as "cool" but no one feels pressured to join the Greek life. There is no special Greek housing on campus but some of the Greeks have their own place off campus that they share with a few members. Most members live on campus or in campus housing off-campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 25th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 34th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 120th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 333rd
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Richardson
Hometown
Tuskegee, AL
Major
Art Concentration Graphic Design, Minor Communications concentration in Journalism
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The Greek life at TSU is one extreme or the other. If you live on campus, the idea of joining a frat or sorority is appealing and very popular. If you live off campus, you won't hear much about it because the members pretty much keep to themselves. There is so much to do in Nashville that the organizations do not play much of a role in the social scene. The decision to join a frat or sorority should be one that is left up to the individual. To some, it is one of the biggest decisions to make in college; to others at TSU, it is not even a second thought. A student at TSU does not have to worry about joining to fit in. There are plenty of other opportunities to become popular, and there are many other organizations to join which may prove to be better for the individual. The frats and sororities around campus do have an anti-hazing policy, which ensures a student's safety should they choose to join. It is so easy to find out about parties around campus that being a member is certainly not necessary. There are many members around campus, but they do not make students feel like outcasts for not joining. Greeks are spread throughout the student body, and you really do not hear much about it unless they come right out and talk about an upcoming event or project. The girls at TSU seem to be more interested in Greek life than the boys, which could have a lot to do with the ratio of girls to guys. The overall interaction between Greeks and non-Greeks is a good one; there is always information floating around campus for those who are interested; for those who are not, you do not notice it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
12%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
12%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Gamma Beta Phi (coed honors and service organization)
  • National PanHellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 50 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 12% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 40% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 44% 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 50 responses

  • 4% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 82% No special housing is available.
  • 8% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 50 responses

  • 6% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 30% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 50 responses

  • 22% Very difficult.
  • 56% Somewhat difficult.
  • 22% Somewhat easy.
  • 0% Very easy.

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