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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't joined a sorority yet but I'm hoping to.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They present themselves really well. they are friendly and welcoming. The encourage you but do not force you to join. They treat you, like they would want to be treated if they were joining the fraternity for the first time.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life at CSU is present but not prevalent. It is an option for students who want to take advantage of it, but is not very visible for students who don't want to take advantage of it.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Cleveland State University seems to be a bit laid-back and relaxed. I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity and variety of sororities and fraternities chapters available.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is not huge, so there is not much to be said. Greek life will be cliquey anywhere.


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Greek life at Cleveland State University is nothing like what you see in the movies, or at any other college, for that matter. Most sororites active on campus are local chapters—meaning they were started at CSU and cannot be found on any other college campus. However, there are a handful of national sororites. Fraternity life at CSU is about the same as sorority life—except there are three fraternity houses, as opposed to the zero houses sororites have.

CSU is definitely different when looking at Greek life. It is not a big deal by any means, but the people who actually are involved are close to one another, which benefits their networking.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Delta Epsilon
  • Chi Lambda Omega
  • Delta Omega Phi
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Xi Phi
  • Gamma Phi Delta
  • Nu Alpha Psi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Theta Phi Alpha
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
Greek Council
Did You Know?
CSU hosts nine nationally-recognized fraternities and six sororities.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 141 responses

  • 16% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 43% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 36% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 141 responses

  • 17% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 61% 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 141 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 52% Somewhat easy.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.


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