Greek Life

Location
Medford, MA
Undergrads
5,167
Tuition
$44,666
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: greek life is fairly invisible and not really given much attention. there may be 1 or 2 parties every weekend but that is it. many thursday and friday nights when nothing is happening

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You only hear about the greek life if you are in it, have a close friend who's in it, or want to get free drinks on the weekend. Fraternities are more popular than sororities, though bid day for sororities this year was one of the most startling moments of campus, as neon clothing and chants showed up for a day. After 24 hours, it was back to low key.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: There's several fraternities and sororities that students can join at Tufts. Joining one is pretty easy and the frats and sororities here often hold philanthropic and other events around campus that's open to all students.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Very few frats, only one sorority, parties stink and the houses are gross

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is such a great thing that we have on campus. They are the main source of parties- and they're always pretty fun! I think they have nothing but a positive effect on campus and are working really hard to bridge the gap between non-Greek and Greek communities. I think most students tend to view Greeks indifferently or in a negative light, which I just don't understand. Greek life is very welcoming and not snobby at all. Housing for them is okay, probably better than living in a dorm though.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 55th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 399th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1014th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1168th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chris Cote
Hometown
Ipswich, MA
Major
International Relations
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The nice thing about the Greek system at Tufts is that they are always looking for new members, so almost all students get to sample what the system is like through open parties and other events. The pressure to join isn’t strong, and if you choose not to, you won’t be excluded. If you decide that Greek life is not your thing, don’t fear. It doesn’t dominate the social scene, and there are plenty of other options.

Recently, the administration has been cracking down on the Greek system in an attempt to add more unity, charity efforts, and safety to the system. Complaints about the administration trying to eliminate the Greek system are commonplace on campus. However, in the face of adversity, the community appears to be more unified than ever. But, without a doubt, there will be major changes in the Greek system in upcoming years, some for better, others for worse.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
4%
Number of Fraternities
11
Number of Sororities
6
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Rho Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Intergreek Council (IGC)
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 43 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 26% 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.
  • 58% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 16% 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 40 responses

  • 65% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 35% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 43 responses

  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 35% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 49% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 43 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 14% Somewhat difficult.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 40% Very easy.
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