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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: To me, Greeks seem to be more seen than heard. They are noticeable around campus for their houses and small parties but fail to seem like a significant factor compared to the Greek life of other main stream universities.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does good things around campus and hosts the parties on the weekends. I just have no desire to go Greek

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Anyone in a fraternity or sorority are usually end up doing charity work or putting together events for the school. Apart from where they live and how they decorate their room, people in fraternities or sororities are not much different from any other student on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not really the person to ask. Greek life seems like a lot of fun, and they tend to have an effect on the social scene.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: It's a major part of campus life, but race, ancestory, and looks play a big part in admissions. The Greek GPA is frequently misconstrued as being higher than the non-Greek GPA, but the Greek-GPA includes first-semester freshmen who cannot rush Greek life as well as people who are interested in joining.


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Although about half of the campus belongs to a Greek organization, Greek life is not as overwhelming as you'd expect. If you don't want to join a frat or sorority, don't worry about being chastised for it. Often the only way to tell who's in a sorority is by the Greek paraphernalia they wear since sorority girls don't live in sorority houses. It's a little easier to tell which guys are in frats since they do live together, but again, no one really sees it as a big deal. The different houses intermingle all the time. The frat parties do dominate the party scene, but if it's not your thing, you can usually find something else to do. A lot of first-years get sucked into the frat scene because there seems to be so little else to do. However, you will find that sometimes just chilling in the dorms is better than going out.

If you are interested in Greek life, Albion is a good place to get involved in it. Going Greek doesn't mean that it's going to take over your life. Most Greek organizations are concerned with their chapter's academic standing, and they all take pride in it. Rushing an organization is not troublesome, either, as the College has a strict "no hazing" policy that every chapter must follow. There are definite stereotypes that go along with each fraternity and sorority, though, so be careful in choosing the one that's right for you.

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 Tau Omega
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
Multicultural Colonies
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 40 responses

  • 60% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 32% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 5% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 39 responses

  • 23% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 62% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 39 responses

  • 18% Very easy.
  • 62% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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