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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is really no separation between greeks and non-greeks. Most greeks don't live in greek housing.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A lot of greeks are dedicated to it, but hold no prejudice towards non-greeks.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I dont have much experience with Greek life

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.


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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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • 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 28 responses

  • 11% 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.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 25% 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 27 responses

  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 56% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 27 responses

  • 22% Very easy.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.
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