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Greek Life


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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Sometimes the greeks are ok, but occasionally they will fall into typical "cliques."

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: no greek housing on campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't have personal experience so no real comments

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life on Appalachian's campus is unlike any other North Carolina school. It's smaller, more lowkey, and more accepting. Anyone and everyone can get involved, but if you don't, you'll most likely know and be friends with all the same people. However, the day you get a bid will be one of the most memorable days of your life. On that day, sorority woman will meet 100+ other girls that become their sisters - a concept that was foreign to me at first being an only child. They welcome you with welcome arms (literally, there's a lot of hugging) and celebrate you and your values. Greeks show their support for other Greeks and their organizations with all different campus and off-campus activities. Greek life doesn't make up a high percent of the undergraduate population, but it has made up many incredible, unforgettable experiences for me.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: In my opinion because of my experiences through Greek life, it is something I would encourage everyone to at least check out. While the typical stereotype of sororities and fraternities in popular entertainment tends to be that members are "party animals," that is undoubtedly a small part of what Greek life is about. Many of the charity events on campus are sorority and fraternity sponsored, for example, my fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year for support in defeating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, as well as clothing drives and charity races.


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Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 174 responses

  • 22% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 61% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 16% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 172 responses

  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 46% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 172 responses

  • 17% Very easy.
  • 58% Somewhat easy.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.


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