Greek Life

Kalamazoo, MI
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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Western Michigan doesn't really offer housing for Greek life. They only monitor behavior and maintain location for housing. It is up to the students in the Greek life to maintain their housing. Typically, the Frats are run down party houses and the sororities are beautifully up kept houses.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in a frat only because I don't wanna pay To have friends and I don't wanna deal with the hazzing

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is huge at WMU, good thing about them they keep you involved.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at WMU is amazing. Going greek is an opportunity that everyone should take!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The rapport between the Greeks and non-Greeks is good. Although there is a strong presence, there does not seem to be any social divisions.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 126th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 833rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 936th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1166th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Sterling Heights
Creative Writing
Grad Year
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Greek life is the epicenter of social, academic, and philanthropic events on campus. A fraternity or sorority can greatly increase a person's image on campus; however, you don't have to be in a sorority or fraternity to stay active, as there are plenty of other student organizations with which to get involved. Only 2 to 3 percent of undergraduates participates in Greek life. 

Although Greek life on campus is average, the Greek organizations are all well-known throughout campus, by both the University and the students. Greeks pair up with the University, and put on events and promote positive changes for the school and for society. Greeks are well-rounded individuals committed to improving themselves as well as the University.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Zeta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 95 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 7% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 62% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 26% 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 95 responses

  • 23% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 8% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 68% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 95 responses

  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 54% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 13% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 94 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 28% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 14% Very easy.


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