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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of our school and has a much better role than just the "party-throwers". All Greeks strive to make an impact in the surrounding community and find ways to improve life on campus. They take part in a lot of community service. There is also a very good relationship between greeks and non-greeks where everyone gets along and can work together.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not know a lot about Greek life because i am not a part of it, but I do have a few friends involved and our friendship is not at all affected by what we choose to do on campus. The main thing that stands out in those involved in Greek life is the pride they have.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I have only heard bad things about some of the Greek fraternities/sororities from friends. I have only associated Greek Life with parties and occasional community service.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of the Greek are great for their parties, Greeks are responsible for most if not all parties, heard a few bad things about certain greeks, but most students are indifferent towards greeks

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a few frats and sororities. You can have the party people, or overly obsessed Christians. Take your pick. AC also banned pledge ship this year, so rush is more like turning in an application and receiving a confirmation e-mail the next day.

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The number of students participating in the Greek system may seem like a lot sometimes, especially when these students are usually the most involved in other campus organizations, such as student government, Residence Life, and most of the major clubs. Greeks definitely have a presence in the student body, but it is not overwhelming. Most Greek parties are open to everyone after a certain time, and Greeks are anything but exclusive. Greek members hang out with members of other Greek groups, as well as non-Greeks. There is not a great amount of discrimination by Greeks to those that are independent.

If you think you want to go Greek, there's a Greek group for everyone, whether you're preppy, athletic, average, a non-drinker, a misfit, a partier, or obnoxiously happy. However, if Greek isn't your style, there's also a place for you in another kind of organization, and you won't feel completely lost in the social scene. The school's fraternities and sororities are all locally chartered, so it is not like the normal Greek scene you’d find at larger universities. Rush and New Member Education take place in the spring, and if students don't want to pledge their first year here, they can postpone it until their sophomore or junior year. In general, fraternities and sororities are just another way to get involved, and all AC students love to do that.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
19%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
21%
Freshman Women in Sororities
14%
Number of Fraternities
9
Number of Sororities
5
Fraternities
  • Chi Delta Eta
  • Chi Tau Chi
  • Drake
  • Gamma Gamma Gamma
  • Lambda Chi
  • Phi Sigma Alpha
  • Pi Alpha Psi
  • Rho Lambda Theta
  • Zeta Chi Beta
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Chi
  • Kappa Gamma Chi
  • Omega Zeta
  • Theta Sigma Chi
  • Xi Epsilon
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Review Board
Did You Know?
One great benefit of joining a fraternity or sorority is the alumni network.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 52 responses

  • 40% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 50% 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.
  • 6% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 50 responses

  • 4% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 56% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 26% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 51 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.

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