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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: On my campus we don't have any Greeks.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life at Sage. We're really quite small and cannot accommodate the organizations. However, we do allow our students to join fraternities and such of other colleges in the area with agreements we have with the other colleges.

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There are not many Greeks on campus, and I do not see Greek life having a major affect on the social atmosphere of the campus.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek life on campus and for the most part, students do not care about Greek life at all. There are some clubs with Greek names and in neighboring schools but that is it.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no greek life at Russell Sage College. I was told when we first got here that we weren't allowed to have sororities or fraternities.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 311st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 776th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 806th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1070th
    Where Greek Life Rules

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Leah Foley
Troy, New York
Nutrition Science
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There are not really any Greek organizations on campus and only a few of the honors clubs actually have Greek names. Since there is little Greek life present at Sage, there is no special housing for students interested in Greek life; therefore, there is no differentiation between a Greek community and the rest of campus.

Russell Sage is an all-women’s college, with the exception of some guys, so it is like one big sorority. However, there are no distinguished sorority groups. If students would like to get a taste of fraternities or sororities, then they should visit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), which is up the hill from Sage. Students do not care about the lack of Greek life on campus, and for the most part, they do not seem interested in it unless they visit RPI. Since Sage was founded in 1916, there has never been a Greek system in use. However, some residence halls seem to take the place of the Greek life social system, with some residences featuring students of certain ethnicities and people who want to live there need to be able to speak that language.

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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 0% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 91% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Very easy.
  • 36% Somewhat easy.
  • 9% Somewhat difficult.
  • 45% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 91% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 11 responses

  • 18% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 18% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
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