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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: not many of the frat houses have parties, and a lot have closed parties that the general public cannot get into. All houses, both frats and sororities, have VERY distinct personalities. The frat rush process is totally different from the sorority rush process.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not affiliated with greek life.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: i am not a member of greek life

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I definitely recommend jointing Greek life, or at least going through recruitment. A lot of my friends today are the ones I met going through recruitment. It was the best decision I've ever made, besides coming to Bradley. Coming to college, I was scared and intimidated. My house made me feel welcome from day one, and it has helped me academically, socially, and has provided me with leadership opportunities that will look good on my resume.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is great if you're in it. If you're not you probably dont like it. However, the greeks are supportive of each other do great things for our community.

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Greek life at Bradley is definitely noticeable, especially during recruitment. There are lots of shirts with Greek letters on them and the fraternities' and sororities' significant presence on campus may lead some to think most of the student body is Greek, but that's not the case. Some people say campus is distinctly split into Greeks and non-Greeks, and they live in segregated worlds, but that's exaggerating a bit. While Greeks are proud to be in their houses and definitely have a presence at Bradley, it doesn't mean they aren't involved in other activities or don't have other friends. There are many options and varieties of houses to join, especially considering Bradley's small size, and students don't have to be the stereotypical Greek depicted in the movies to fit into one of Bradley's houses. There really is a frat or sorority for everyone.

The Greeks throw a lot of parties, so they're hard to ignore, but it doesn't mean students have to be Greek to have a social life. The majority of the student body isn't Greek, so there are always other friends to find and other things to do. Fraternities and sororities are generally respected on campus, though the influx of Greek letters during the first few weeks of school gets old quickly. But after recruitment, when the letters calm down, the Greeks and non-Greeks are indistinguishable.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
32%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
27%
Number of Fraternities
16
Number of Sororities
10
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Xi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
You don't have to be a freshman to go through fraternity or sorority recruitment.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 35 responses

  • 60% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 31% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 6% 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.
  • 3% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 36 responses

  • 17% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 36 responses

  • 72% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 6% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 3% No special housing is available.
  • 19% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

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

  • 28% Very easy.
  • 61% Somewhat easy.
  • 11% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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