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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Small amount of fraternities and sororities exist. Only one fraternity really cares about academics while the others are more jock stereotype. Some stigma against sororities due to rumored cocaine use

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's there, but it's not a huge part of the campus atmosphere and it's certainly not a major defining characteristic of the college as a whole. Fraternities throw more parties than sororities, but sororities are more popular than fraternities.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's there if you want it but you don't have to join Greek organizations to have a social life. There are a lot of other fun things to do.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek housing isn't the best--especially for sororities. However, Greek life has a little bit of a bad reputation but is undeserved.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very few sororities and fraternities.

Rush if you want to.

It doesn't have a large presence at school, if your not in one it's no big deal.


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For some reason, Dickinson seems to have a much more prominent Greek life than similiar schools, and it often feels as though almost every other person you see walking around campus is wearing something with Greek letters on it. This might be because the Greek community is basically the heart of the party scene and dominates social life on campus. Thus, is not uncommon for students who are not Greek to feel bitter about the Greek scene as a whole. But, it is generally understood by those who are involved in the Greek scene that it is not for everyone, and non-Greeks aren’t particularly shunned from Greek social events and parties. Greek life, while it is big at Dickinson, is not the whole community, and there are many students who opt not to partake in it. Guys make this decision in the spring of their freshman year, while girls must wait to rush until the fall of their sophomore year.

A lot of students choose to become a member of a Greek organization because it is a great way to meet people and become involved on campus. Choosing to be part of a Greek society is really at the discretion if the individual and a matter of personal preference.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Delta Nu
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society
  • Alpha Phi Omega Coed Service Fraternity
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Phi Beta Delta International Study Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Leadership Society

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 26 responses

  • 19% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 77% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 4% 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 26 responses

  • 4% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 50% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 42% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 4% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 27 responses

  • 26% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 7% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 7% No special housing is available.
  • 59% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 27 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 33% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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