Greek Life

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$44,742
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's not the Greek life that you would expect at a major university, b ut I attribute that to the fact that the campus population is so small.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at Wake. There's a pretty reasonable divide between the greeks and geeds but it's nothing nasty, they just don't really interact

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely prevalent on campus especially on the weekends. However, if you are not interested in it, you can still enjoy the school. The different athletic teams also function similar to Greek Life in that they hang out together, participate in community service together, and throw parties.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Pros: parties for freshmen, philanthropy events (which they're kinda forced to do)

Cons: catty drama, issues with the university, problems with the surrounding communities.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Go Greek when you come to Wake, or don't come at all. Greek life dominates this campus and there is next to no social life outside the greek bubble.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 111st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 161st
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1087th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1089th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Will Geiger
Hometown
Brielle, NJ
Major
History
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Greek life at Wake Forest is certainly big, but there are other options, too. However, especially as a freshman and sophomore, Greek life is going to be a huge part of the social scene. Most students will find their niche of friends, both Greek and independent, and what frat/sorority you are in becomes less important in your junior and senior years.

The dynamic at Wake Forest is a bit different because there is no frat row. Rather, frats and sororities have blocks of housing and lounges located in the upperclassmen residence halls. Frats have parties in both their lounges and off-campus houses, but they are generally open to everyone, regardless of affiliation. Rushing at Wake is deferred, which means you do not rush until your second semester freshman year. Some people also choose to rush first semester of their sophomore year. Most students agree that Greek life can be a great experience. You get a core group of friends, and it is a great avenue to be involved within the campus community. However, rest assured, it is possible to have a great social life without being in a frat or sorority.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
35%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
35%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
50%
Freshman Women in Sororities
50%
Number of Fraternities
15
Number of Sororities
10
Fraternities
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Beta Gamma
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 3% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 22% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 8% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 67% 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 36 responses

  • 14% Very difficult.
  • 53% Somewhat difficult.
  • 31% Somewhat easy.
  • 3% Very easy.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 36 responses

  • 11% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 81% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 36 responses

  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 22% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 31% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 36% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
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