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Greek Life


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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks play an active role on campus. They promote the community.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek Life is alright, but is not a life I would be apart of.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is pretty great.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is great at Claflin University and there are several meltdowns that we have where greeks stroll to multiple songs. Greek life looks pretty cool, and does a great job of encouraging others to join. However, some greeks let "greek life" go to their head and let colors and letters boost them.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life at Claflin is nice, but it would be better if all of the Divine Nine fraternities and sororities were on campus. The Alphas and Kappas are cool guys while the Deltas and Zetas have a good presence as well. I think our greek life will get a big boost if the Omegas comeback next year, but overall, I am satisfied with the greek life at Claflin.


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Greek life at Claflin is booming! The Greeks are always active on campus, whether it is hosting a community service event or throwing a party, so if you’re Greek, it’s likely that everyone knows who you are. The bad part about Greek life at Claflin is that Greeks don’t have their own housing, but this does not stop students from wanting to “go Greek.” Many students join fraternities and sororities for the popularity and connections that these organizations provide them. Generally, status-conscious students feel the most pressure to join a Greek organization, but the fraternities and sororities are always trying to recruit new members who meet all the requirements (must have completed at least 36 credit hours and have a GPA of at least 2.80, among other things).

The Greek community at Claflin is very close-knit because there are a large number of them on such a small campus. However, it does not make a difference if you are in a Greek organization or not—Claflin students treat one another generally the same, and the Greeks are not biased toward the non-Greeks or vice versa. When the Greeks are throwing a party or step show, all the students come out to show their support, which creates a stronger bond between the students at Claflin, even if they don’t know it!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 97 responses

  • 42% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 47% 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.
  • 6% 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 97 responses

  • 44% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 36% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 4% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 96 responses

  • 5% Very easy.
  • 25% Somewhat easy.
  • 58% Somewhat difficult.
  • 11% Very difficult.



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