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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life is important to some here on campus

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is actually the most exciting thing to witness on campus. The Greeks provide a varied social atmosphere, some of the Greeks might only associate with the other Greeks while the others maintain friendships on both sides of that social spectrum. Some of the Greek organizations provide help towards community service while others cater towards the community, professors, and students. Non-greeks view Greeks as indifferent majority of the times, mostly they are friends with the Greeks . The Greek housing are pretty nice, they actually look like unique and they stand out from the country scenery of Orangeburg.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Nothing wows me about the Greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Majority of the greeks are great and do their work before anything

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty what makes our school so great. Considering that I attend an HBCU, greek life is kind of what the school revolves around. Pretty much if you're not greek, you have at least thought about doing it because of the vibe you get from seeing them stroll.

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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
6%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
5%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
Sororities
  • 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 53 responses

  • 51% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 42% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 2% 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 53 responses

  • 43% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 34% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 17% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 6% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 53 responses

  • 4% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 9% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 83% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 52 responses

  • 2% Very easy.
  • 15% Somewhat easy.
  • 65% Somewhat difficult.
  • 17% Very difficult.

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