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A lot of students at Denison choose to participate in Greek life, and many say it is one of the best decisions they've ever made at school. Joining Greek life not only furthers one's sense of belonging, but it also offers new social and networking opportunities. Greek life is very strong at Denison, since it provides students with something different to do on campus as well as an opportunity to volunteer. However, Greek life is not exclusive or dominating, and only about 700 students on campus are affiliated. The sorority or fraternity you choose to become a part of absolutely does not determine your friend group or social status at Denison—it just exposes you to a wider range of people. You do not live with your respective sorority or fraternity and therefore are not surrounded by them 24/7.
If you choose not to go Greek, that is more than OK at Denison. Your social life is not compromised because you are unaffiliated, and you will find as you get older it becomes important to know more people, instead of just the people in your sorority or fraternity. Everyone is allowed to participate in or attend the social events hosted by the Greeks on campus, although it is a common misconception that non-Greeks are not allowed to come. Denison is a community that everyone is a part of and that embraces diversity. If you choose not to go Greek, you will still have a great social life—although you will have to endure the hours of honking that occurs right after sorority bid day.