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.