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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't like big southern schools, but its my favorite part of Babson. People are committed and loyal their chapters, but still have non-Greek friends.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Seems to be decent. The few people that are in them enjoy it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life for some people is life. For me I do not want to nor plan on being part of a sorority.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek Life is okay at Babson. They provide places for people to commune with one another and provide venues for social events. Greek have their own towers. People will not exclude you from parties if you are not Greek. Everyone gets in unless the venue is at capacity.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: not really big in this school

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Greek life doesn't dominate the social scene at Babson like it does on larger campuses. Greeks are usually just thought of as groups of people who are involved in many social activities that the rest of the campus is not supposed to find out about. This secretive—but not really secretive—atmosphere occurs because the campus is so small. Most activities that Greeks participate in are not open to the campus, except for their parties, and those are primarily the works of one fraternity. These parties are relatively fun because you can see a diversity of students there. Although Greeks don't dominate the social scene, they are an integral part of this small, close-knit community.

The Greek societies at Babson are not that different from one another. There is little choice when the question "Which one should I join?" comes up. Most freshmen strive to rush the first fraternity or sorority their upperclassman friends recommend. And most don't have any trouble with the initiation process because Babson is not considered to be a "party school," and the attitude toward hazing is pretty negative. Sororities don't really throw parties and therefore exhibit an aura of exclusivity. Their gatherings consist mainly of girl meetings and sing-alongs, although they do hold infrequent mixers with the local fraternities. If you are interested in joining such a close group of girls, then go for it. Overall, Greek life does not make up a significant portion of the student body.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
25%
Number of Fraternities
4
Number of Sororities
3
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Chi Omega
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Sigma Kappa
Did You Know?
Each year, fraternities and sororities hold various community service and social events. Some of these include "Greeks Hit the Streets" community service day, formal and semi-formal dances, and the Greek Olympics. The Greek Olympics is a weeklong competition between the Greeks that consists of tug-of-war, assassins, and softball games.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 21 responses

  • 14% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 57% 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.
  • 24% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 5% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 20 responses

  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 20 responses

  • 25% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 45% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 5% 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 20 responses

  • 30% Very easy.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Somewhat difficult.
  • 5% Very difficult.
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