Greek Life

Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrads
16,303
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in the Greek life, but I have friends who are. Everyone who I have talked to loves it and I have not seen anything negative about it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life could be larger.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek life here, but I have a few friends who are. I think they do a lot of great things for the community and play a huge role in on campus events! If you aren't a part of Greek life, you are not looked down on as well as being a part of Greek life, you are not a higher status. Everyone has their own things they like, which is accepted by all. The housing for the frats are more on the lower side. I think Delt Sig has the best house, but the others are messy. The sorority houses are nice and kept well clean!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I know a lot of people in the Greek life, they are genuinely nice people but I don't see myself as joining one.I believe it's ridiculous to pay for your friends and to party.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about the Greek life at western because I am not in it. Everyone talks highly of it and says it is fun and a great way to meet people.

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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
Hometown
Sterling Heights
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2012
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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
2%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
2%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
3%
Freshman Women in Sororities
4%
Number of Fraternities
16
Number of Sororities
10
Fraternities
  • 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
Sororities
  • 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 82 responses

  • 1% We don't have Greek life.
  • 9% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 60% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 27% 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 82 responses

  • 23% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 7% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 70% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 82 responses

  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 51% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 82 responses

  • 5% Very difficult.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Very easy.

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