Students searching for an Animal House or Old School fraternity are looking in the wrong place. Villanova Greek life is treated like any other club or organization on campus. Greek rivalries are nonexistent, and most Greeks have friends in and outside their fraternities and sororities. Greek life offers a great way to meet new people and form close relationships and get involved in philanthropy work. Most spend a couple weekends helping out the underprivileged or raising money for charities, as well as fun events.
However, if it’s the party scene you are interested in, Villanova’s Greek life makes only a small dent. Due to the lack of on-campus Greek housing, most only throw parties on occasion. For popular events, they will rent out a club or bar and charge a small cover. Sororities tend to revolve around formals or cocktail-type events. Many parties off campus are usually broken up by the police within an hour or two, not to mention that none are in walking distance. While Greek life at Villanova offers a great way to meet new people, it is hardly treated any differently than most clubs and organizations, even by the Greeks themselves.