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Greek Life


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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I, myself have never really been into that type of thing so I dont know much about Greek life. Nor, do I discuss it with others.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: it sucks there only like two

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have heard great things, but it is not something that I am interested in.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't partake but some of my friends do and they say they are very welcoming. Non clicky.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Only a few fraternities and sororities exist at Canisius but that only makes them closer. Both Greek students and sports team students both try to participate in as many community events including Canisius' Community Days. Greek students tend to have more opportunities for community service and require a higher GPA to be Greek than is required by sports teams. Greek students have better networking opportunities than Non-Greek students. Greek students also have a larger academic support system than Non-Greek students. Greeks are closer to other Greeks however Greeks often have close Non-Greek friends or friends who decided the Greek life wasn't a good fit for them and have left.


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Greek life doesn't have much of a presence at Canisius. A few join the only social fraternity or social sorority, but it's not a big deal if you do, and it's not a big deal if you don't. The Greeks organize several events around campus, and the fraternity sponsors an annual scholarship. 

There are more academically-oriented organizations, or "honor societies," that use Greek letters at Canisius, such as Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law fraternity (ladies accepted, as well, of course), and Alpha Kappa Psi (business).

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Phi Sigma Sigma
Did You Know?
Phi Beta Sigma is a city-wide chapter comprised of Buffalo State College, Canisius College, and the University of Buffalo.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 40% 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.
  • 42% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 18% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 48 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 75% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 49 responses

  • 18% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 20% Somewhat difficult.
  • 8% Very difficult.
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