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5 College Junior

Greek Life: i chose "it's the best" because it is the best because there is no greek life and i love bard because of that and also other reasons. so yes, it's very had to be accepted by a sorority or fraternity because there aren't any. some people fear that as the sports community grows so will the possibility of fraternities or sororities cropping up. but i don't think that will happen. just no

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Greek Life: We don't have any Greek Life at all on this campus.


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There is no Greek life at Bard. Many students view fraternity or sorority living as a nuisance, and the fact that there has been no student effort toward establishing Greek organizations at Bard attests to that. Students here are by no means happy with all aspects of the social scene, but they agree, almost unanimously, that bringing Greek life to Bard would do little to help anything.

So, all you Otter and Bluto wannabes take note: this is not the school to come to if you want to spend four years of your life in an Animal House. I guess there's always Keen-Cruger (see Campus Housing). That's about as close as you can get to a Greek-type atmosphere at Bard. At Keen-Cruger, wild parties are pretty much commonplace and there is never a shortage of beer. Other than that, Bard students are content to experience Greek life solely in their philosophy and mythology classes.

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The closest thing to a frat at Bard is the Feitler House, a politically minded, all-organic and vegetarian, vegan-friendly co-op nestled atop a low, hammocked hill overlooking Annandale Road. Feitler residents don't throw too many parties, and there are certainly no hazing rituals required for membership, but they do exist as a somewhat exclusive, homogenous sub-society.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 0% 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.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 100% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 23 responses

  • 4% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 35% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 23 responses

  • 17% Very easy.
  • 0% Somewhat easy.
  • 9% Somewhat difficult.
  • 74% Very difficult.
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