Greek Life

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Greek Life


Sorry, there are no reviews.

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

Caltech has no Greek life. There are no sororities or fraternities. However, the housing system resembles that of the Greek system. The houses are setup in a way that they are coed frats with their own traditions and initiations. Even the way new members are acquired each year resembles the Greek bidding system, as the first week of school when the freshmen visit each house (a process known as Rotation) serves as the equivalent of rushing.

However, the housing system does differ from a Greek system in many ways. For one, membership is not necessary. Students are required to go through Rotation and are placed into a house; they later drop membership if they are not pleased with the house or system. This does not happen very often, though. Also, membership in more than one house is fairly common. Some students who start hanging out with people in other houses may eventually want to join that house. Each house has its own way of admitting new members. Overall, the housing system is pretty awesome and provides a support structure for students here.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 17% 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.
  • 83% We don't have Greek life.
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!