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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have any Greek life.

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is none, at least that i know of.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I was surprised there is no greek life at this school.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is only one sorority at my school and it is only for pharmacy majors

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are no sororities or fraternities, however I am on the programming board and know first hand how much the University emphasizes allowing students to be able to enjoy themselves without using alchohol or a spending great deal of money. Comedians, bands, TV stars, etc., all come to perform at numerous times during the semester.


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Nicole Frail
Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Since the beginning of time at Wilkes, University founders wanted all students to be able to be involved in everything. With that notion, a Greek life was never started at Wilkes as its selective nature would be restrictive. And, that notion still holds true today. No clubs or campus organizations are exclusive. Even with any campus club that wants to be recognized by student government (which means they are privy to University funding), the club's constitution must state that the club is open to all students with a statement of non-exclusivity. This is not to say there aren't tight groups and cliques on campus. It just means they don't live together under one roof, and they didn't have to do something silly, like streak down the Greenway, to foster a sense of belonging.

Some of the sport team members are roommates in off-campus housing, and that's the closest to a frat you'll get. Parties at these places are dubbed the soccer house, etc. Most Wilkes students would agree that the lack of Greek life is totally cool with them.

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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 6 responses

  • 100% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% 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 6 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 100% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 6 responses

  • 17% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 17% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 17% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 6 responses

  • 33% Very difficult.
  • 17% Somewhat difficult.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 0% Very easy.
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