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2 College Junior

Greek Life: They seem to be doing nothing of value or significance. Just kind of wander the halls and hold fundraisers.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I never joined. Its not like other colleges where they have houses and parties. This is more educational based

2 College Senior

Greek Life: I see flyers about Greek life but it seems almost non-existent and fairly unpopular.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are always having events.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: There aren't special privileges that I have seen


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There are a few Greek organizations at Hunter College that cater to individuals with all sorts of interests. There are honors societies like Psi Chi for psychology students, service sororities like Zeta Phi Alpha, and multicultural fraternities like Nu Phi Delta; there's even a coed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. However, Greek life at a commuter college is really difficult to organize (after all, the main point of belonging to a sorority or fraternity is actually living in a house with other members). Although Hunter has a few sororities and fraternities, most of them are not very active, and their presence on campus is largely limited to fliers and occasional bake sales.

Inside the organizations, however, lie a plethora of opportunities, which Hunter’s sororities and fraternities have not yet been successful in opening up to the campus. Some Greek organizations have causes (like illiteracy and breast cancer) that they are dedicated to ending. Such organizations host parties, shows, and such to fund these projects. Unfortunately, such events usually take place outside of the campus and are often not advertised on campus, which makes "regular" Hunter students question the existence of Greek life on campus. Basically, Greek life at Hunter College does exist and is slowly getting more vibrant, but you just have to watch out for fliers advertising the different organizations at the start of each semester.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
Nu Phi Delta
  • Alpha Sigma
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi
  • Zeta Phi Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
Nu Phi Delta

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 62 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 29% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 53% 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 61 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 74% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 8% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 61 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 98% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 61 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 5% Very difficult.
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