Greek Life

Lexington, KY
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3 College Senior

Greek Life: The only thing I don't like about it is the cost. I am already struggling to go to school and then to be able to be a part of the Greek Life you need to have money. My family does not have alot of money so I found it impossible for me to afford school, work to help pay bills and then have to pay money to be a part of a fraternity so I had to drop out.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life doesn't do very much aside from parties, almost all of which are based on drinking alcohol and just getting drunk. They do a few good things around campus, such as fundraisers and such. If you aren't in one, it isn't really a big deal because they aren't that prominent on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It Isn't Everything – Greek life is for some people and although most students are involved in Greek life there is no separation between those involved in Greek lie and those who do not.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is HUGE on campus. And it's really well-rated- we're one of the top schools in the country for Greek life.
Speaking as an indie (independent), Greek life is a pretty big part of campus BUT it's not the only part. It's totally possible to be very involved on-campus and never even think about rushing.
For the most part, Greeks and indies have a good relationship. Most don't care if you're Greek or not, and indies are welcome on the halls.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at Transy. Each chapter has a designated hall in a dormitory, but members are not required to live there. Greeks are committed to academics, campus involvement, and philanthropy, not just partying.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 29th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 324th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 946th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1020th
    Best Greek Housing

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Did You Know?
The Transylvania Greek community logged 4,500 hours of community service in 2010-2011.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 17% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 83% 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 15 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 100% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

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

  • 0% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 0% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 55% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

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

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 36% Somewhat easy.
  • 36% Very easy.


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