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Greek Life

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I never really noticed any type of Greek life on campus.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm actually not sure if there are any Greeks

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I know greek life exists but it doesn't really have much affect on anything. It seems like it's somewhat hard to get into but I don't know too much about it. Only professional frats it appears.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks are not many at City College but they do have a presence. They throw some of the parties on campus and fundraise a lot along the rotunda. If your not a greek, its not a problem. No one really cares at City College.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I honestly have no idea.

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Since CCNY is a commuter college, Greek life has less meaning here than at traditional schools. Still, sororities and fraternities are on campus, and they do serve a purpose. For many young freshmen who enter City, Greek life offers an opportunity to have a support system that might be missing at home. Many students' parents work long hours to put their children through school, and this leaves a void at home that the Greeks are able to fill. Unlike other colleges where hazing and other roughhousing are the Greek life norm, the City chapters are interested in breaking free from that image. Instead of humiliating acts to gain membership, the potential fraternity brothers are asked to present a rose to the girls around campus. The gesture is sweet and shows chivalry that is missing in today's world.

Greek life fosters a communal environment that is otherwise lacking at City College. With people constantly on the move, it is nice to know that there are people who care about your well being and who are interested in your success. This kind of community helps prepare students for success in school and provides assistance if there are school troubles. Ultimately, Greek life is not just a college thing; it allows for the development of lifelong bonds. 

Facts & Statistics

Number of Fraternities
3
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Sororities
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Rho Phi

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 67 responses

  • 10% 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.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 25% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 16% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 68 responses

  • 24% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 62% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% 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 68 responses

  • 4% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 10% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 84% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 67 responses

  • 13% Very easy.
  • 57% Somewhat easy.
  • 25% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.
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