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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: People involved in Greek life isolate themselves from people not involved. Even though it doesn't have a massive presence, those involved make it bigger than it appears.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: No Greek housing is a big downer. Other than that, its great.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not a part of Greek life but I have a few friends that are. It's kind of big on campus, but it's not a huge deal if you're not part of it. They do a lot of fundraising and it seems fun, but there are also stories about the not so good side of Greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are quite a few frats and sororities and all are quite active on campus and hosting activities.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life, but the people who are say they love it. There are no sorority houses though.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 44th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 188th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 381st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 907th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Margaret Rigas
Lancaster, PA
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Phi Iota Alpha
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Pan-Hellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 53 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% 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.
  • 36% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 52 responses

  • 10% Very difficult.
  • 33% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 4% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 52 responses

  • 2% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 90% No special housing is available.
  • 6% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 53 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 55% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 17% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 19% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
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