Champlain College has decided to not have Greek life present on campus. There are many other social alternatives to fraternities and sororities, and within the Victorian mansion residence halls, the camaraderie is similar. Besides the very strict hazing laws in Vermont and the fact that Champlain is a dry campus, there are no frats or sororities because all of Champlain's residence halls are coed. There was once a joke about turning one into a "fra-rority," but there are still rules against Greek life at Champlain.
The service portion of frats and sororities is covered by the school's Center for Service & Civic Engagement, and social activities are covered by student life activities planners. Greek life is not really missed at Champlain; coming in, students know it's nonexistent. Also, if students want their Greek fix, there are plenty of frats and sororities at UVM that are basically on Champlain's campus.