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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life here isn't like you'd imagine it at larger institutions. Most of their events are open to the entire campus without any cover charge or anything like that. Most organizations are very welcoming to the student body. The fraternities here are making impressive efforts to be leaders in combatting sexual assault both on our campus and across the country.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I am in a sorority and have really enjoyed being a part of it on this campus. The experience is very different then what you would have at a larger school. We are a lot more community, campus, and academically focused here. We also have to sign a no hazing form so we can't make people do, ingest, or participate in anything that they don't want to. The "rush" process is pretty laid back and I would describe it as a series of open houses with different activities to see if you want to spend four years hanging out with us. The parties we throw are different than at other schools too, because all parties have to be registered with security and are alcohol free. So they are just a really great time to go out and dance, socialize, and hang out with your friends.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: This year I joined Theta Pi Gamma because the girls I met who were involved with Theta were some of the most involved and engaged students I met on campus. After being on campus for one semester I realized that the students who I looked up to, 9/10 of them were in Theta. They stood apart from the rest of campus as students fighting for campus equality, sustainability and overall cooperation. As a whole, because Beloit students are so unique, Greek life is generally not your typical Greek life situation. The communities are accepting of students of all race, sexual orientation, gender identity and nationality, and there is a large emphasis on being safe regarding parties and alcohol consumption.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The party scene at the fraternities on campus in very unsafe. Beloit has a reputation for sexual assaults and rapes at parties even though it's a "small, friendly school". If you're a girl, don't go. Sorority parties happen rarely and usually aren't great.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I think the Greek life on campus has a positive affect on our college community. Greek life isn't huge here, which makes it much more comfortable for Greeks and non-Greeks to interact. Being Greek isn't a huge deal unless you make it one. I thought about joining a sorority, but I didn't want to put out the money, especially when I can go to Greek parties and have tons of Greek friends without joining.

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When only 17 percent of the entire student body is Greek, how much pull can they really have? People notice them because most of the time they're the only ones throwing the parties, and people have to go somewhere. But if you would rather not have anything to do with the Greeks, the most you'll have to bear is walking past the houses on your way to class, but even that can be avoided with a little extra effort. If you are into the whole Greek routine, go ahead and pick one. They're a pretty welcoming bunch with just enough variety to suit different types of people. Just don't expect to automatically be a "cool person" because you've joined a Greek house; nobody will notice the change in you.

The thing to remember here is that Beloit Greeks don't fit the stereotype of Greeks everywhere else. They don't pull crazy scams all the time, their parties don't get out of hand, and they don't sport the expected Greek fashion, nor do most of them even play sports. No sir, we've bred a different sort of Greek over in Beloit, Wisconsin. Our Greeks are well-mannered for the most part, though you'll find a real jerk every now and then, and they do their homework. In fact, half the time, a Greek could be sitting right next to you in a class, and you wouldn't even know it until he or she comes right out and tells you. The membership of these organizations can be downright surprising.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
5%
Number of Fraternities
3
Number of Sororities
3
Fraternities
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Sigma Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Kappa Delta
  • Theta Pi Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
Interfraternal Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • At some point every year, you'll be able to bid on a Beloit College Greek man or woman and win an evening out with them.
  • The annual "Dressed to Get Celibate" party used to be called "Dressed to Get Laid."

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 36 responses

  • 8% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 67% 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.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 34 responses

  • 26% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 56% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 36 responses

  • 36% Very easy.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 6% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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