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3 College Junior

Greek Life: we dont have greek life

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: All freshmen are required to join a Greek society. I believe there are 26 different ones, each with different focuses and reputations. While there are few that couldn't care less about the society aspect, most students put a lot into making their society a special and a memorable group. Societies often compete in sports and other events throughout the year.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: All students must join a society. It all depends on which one you pick if you'll enjoy it.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I hesitate to say that my college has what most would consider "Greek life." Instead of sororities or fraternities, BJU has societies, which everyone is required to join their freshman year. This keeps Greek life from being exclusive. Every Friday, the societies meet and discuss outings, sports, community outreaches, and much more. Belonging to a society is a great way to make friends and influence the community. Additionally, those leading societies (President, Vice President, etc.) have the opportunity to serve as part of the student leadership on campus. Overall, I have found societies to be helpful in many ways.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We have no Greek Life and Sorority is not around.

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Everybody is a Greek member at BJU! All students under the age of 23 are required to participate in the Greek societies. Of course, there are no crazy dance parties, but the societies still have plenty of activities. Sports activities are important on campus since BJU athletes compete within the societies. Date outings and stag outings occur once a year to bond the societies together. BJU societies encourage students to get involved in community service. Rather than wasting time and money partying, students get to serve and be a part of the Greenville community. On Fridays, there’s a society meeting in an assigned society room instead of chapel. The meetings last about 30 minutes, and students play games, worship, and share testimonies. Some students take advantage of the society hour by meeting new people or spending it as a study time.

Each society has its own personality. Freshman rush starts at the beginning of the school year and allows new students to take a peek at the atmosphere and personality of each society before they confirm. Once the student chooses a society, he or she is in it for the rest of his or her college life. Society activities are required every Friday, with each society taking attendance. Joining the right society is the key to surviving BJU.

Facts & Statistics

Number of Fraternities
22
Number of Sororities
23
Fraternities
  • Alpha Omega Delta
  • Alpha Theta Pi
  • Basilean
  • Beta Gamma Delta
  • Bryan
  • Chi Alpha Pi
  • Epsilon Zeta Chi
  • Kappa Sigma Chi
  • Kappa Theta Chi
  • Nu Delta Chi
  • Omicron Epsilon Chi
  • Phi Beta Chi
  • Phi Kappa Pi
  • Phi Sigma Chi
  • Pi Gamma Delta
  • Pi Kappa Sigma
  • Sidney Lanier
  • Sigma Alpha Chi
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Kappa Nu
  • Zeta Alpha Pi
  • Zeta Kappa Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Tau
  • Alpha Sigma Omicron
  • Beta Chi Omega
  • Beta Epsilon Chi
  • Chi Epsilon Sigma
  • Chi Kappa Delta
  • Chi Sigma Phi
  • Chi Theta Upsilon
  • Gamma Chi Tau - Gaston
  • Nu Alpha Phi
  • Pi Delta Chi
  • Pi Theta Epsilon
  • Sigma Kappa Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Delta
  • Tau Delta Chi
  • Theta Alpha Chi
  • Theta Delta Omicron
  • Theta Mu Theta
  • Theta Pi Delta
  • Theta Sigma Chi
  • Tri Epsilon
  • Zeta Tau Omega
  • Zoe Alethia
Multicultural Colonies
Zeta Kappa Chi
Did You Know?
At BJU, each Greek society has a nickname.Men's Societies: Alpha Omega Delta - Lions, Alpha Theta Pi - Razorbacks, Basilean - Eagles, Beta Gamma Delta - Patriots, Bryan - Bears, Chi Alpha Pi - Cavaliers, Epsilon Zeta Chi - Tornadoes, Kappa Sigma Chi - Knights, Kappa Theta Chi - Stallions, Nu Delta Chi - Vikings, Omicron Epsilon Chi - Wolverines, Phi Beta Chi - Bulldogs, Phi Kappa Pi - Rams, Phi Sigma Chi - Sentinels, Pi Gamma Delta - Royals, Pi Kappa Sigma - Cobras, Sidney Lanier - Falcons, Sigma Alpha Chi - Spartans, Theta Chi - Cougars, Theta Kappa Nu - Panthers, Zeta Alpha Pi - Skyhawks, Zeta Kappa Chi - LighthousesWomen's Societies: Alpha Gamma Tau - Eagles, Alpha Sigma Omicron - Ambassadors, Beta Chi Omega - Bearcubs, Beta Epsilon Chi - Cardinals, Chi Epsilon Sigma - Bobcats, Chi Kappa Delta - Dragons, Chi Sigma Phi - Sailors, Chi Theta Upsilon - Gators, Gamma Chi Tau-Gaston - Jaguars, Nu Alpha Phi - Flames, Pi Delta Chi - Classics, Pi Theta Epsilon - Bears, Sigma Kappa Rho - Roses, Sigma Lambda Delta - Duskies, Tau Delta Chi - Kangeroos, Theta Alpha Chi - Owls, Theta Delta Omicron - Tigers, Theta Mu Theta - Bandits, Theta Pi Delta - Mustangs, Theta Sigma Chi - Colts, Tri Epsilon - Pirates, Zeta Tau Omega - Seagulls, Zoe Alethia - Wildcats

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 58 responses

  • 9% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 16% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 9% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 10% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 57% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 57 responses

  • 32% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 56% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 4% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 60 responses

  • 87% Very easy.
  • 7% Somewhat easy.
  • 2% Somewhat difficult.
  • 5% Very difficult.
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