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Greek Life


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College Sophomore

Greek Life: There's no Greek Life at Alfred University, officially. They were banned when kids started dying during hazing rituals.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no "greek life" per say. No one seems to notice and disrespect anyone.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: My university does not have any sororities or fraternities anymore. However, the college across the street has them. I'm not a part of any of them so I don't know what it's like.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Alfred University doesn't have any sort of Greek life, and I like it that way. Alfred State (across the street) does though, and we mostly just think they're dirty and obnoxious.

College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have greek life on this campus so I can't answer that


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Because of hazing and alcohol-related events, Alfred no longer has any fraternities or sororities. The Board of Trustees met early in 2002 and decided that the Greek life on campus was no longer coinciding with the mission of the school. Because students were getting hurt and some relationships with the community were also hurt, the Board felt that the benefits of Greek life were outweighed by the negative events.

The question now concerns the social life of Alfred students. The Greek houses have gradually turned into special-interest houses, giving students a sense of community, a sense of responsibility, and a chance to take on leadership roles. Events that are planned through special-interest housing will increase communication with the community, as well as with other students, which is much safer than drunken hazing events.

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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 0% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 100% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 75% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 75% No special housing is available.
  • 25% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 7 responses

  • 29% Very easy.
  • 14% Somewhat easy.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 14% Very difficult.
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