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4 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not involved with Greek life other than the occasional party, but many of my friends are. They are involved on campus and the community, and all-around great girls/guys.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here is so diverse especially considering the size of our campus. Everyone is welcoming whether or not you are greek or they are greek. Greek life has allowed me to meet so many great women and I love it so far.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are very inclusive and love getting new members. They also contribute a lot in the community service area.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek organizations themselves are great. The Greek Life Office is one of the worst I've ever seen.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I feel like the Greek community causes a lot of mayhem on campus with the excessive parties. I do not have any interest in participating in parties or Greek life, but I know many people who love it.

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Greek life at Centre is huge and, for good or bad, it's one of the defining aspects of the campus. One of the benefits of Centre's recruitment process is that Rush doesn't actually start until February, and the delay offers freshmen time to consider their options. There are a ton of stereotypes about the different Greek organizations, but the most truthful thing said is that there is a place for everyone, and this seems especially important for girls. During recruitment, a lot of girls worry that they will be separated from their new friends or that they won't get in, but at Centre, that's not the case. Since the campus is so small, everyone is friends with each other, and the Greek organizations all get along, at least until Greek Week.

Sororities and fraternities tend to have lower dues than at bigger institutions, which is a huge money-in-your-pocket plus. The fraternity parties are open to everyone, but the Crushes, or theme parties that the girls throw, are by invite-only. Scoring a date to one of these parties, even if you're a girl in a different sorority, isn't that hard, and they are always boss fun, no matter who's hosting it. Greek life at Centre gives off an impression the minute your parents drive off and you start meeting upperclassmen. Figuring out which house is best for you, or even if you're interested in recruitment, is easy to determine, and the extra time provides the opportunity to make other freshman friends.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
34%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
40%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Order of Omega
  • Rho Lambda
Did You Know?
  • Once a year, the fraternities and sororities have a Greek Week where they compete in a musical competition, a Miss Centre College Pageant (where the guys dress up in drag), philanthropy, and Greek Olympics.
  • Unofficially, Delta Kappa Epsilon still throws fraternity parties. Even though they were kicked off campus in 2002, they remain active and throw great parties worth the walk off campus.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 24 responses

  • 46% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 46% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 4% 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 23 responses

  • 43% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 35% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 13% 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 23 responses

  • 35% Very easy.
  • 61% Somewhat easy.
  • 4% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.

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