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Greek Life

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3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't know that Drexel necessarily has the best Greek life, but Upenn right across the street is pretty solid.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't participate in greek life. I think the girls in the sororities are typically very cliquey, but some are very nice and I am friends with. Most of the frat boys are awful. A lot of their parties have bad reputations and girls have to be very careful. Greek students also throw a lot of different events on campus just for themselves, and when I walk by I often feel very left out and again--cliquey!!

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is not big at Drexel. Many of the sororities and frats are cliquey though.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Nothing special but always looks fun to be a part of.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally, there is nothing good or bad that I can say about greek life. It is just something that isn't for me.

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Greek life is quite visible on campus, but there is certainly a social scene outside of the fraternities and sororities. Although they have a strong presence, a lot of money, and active members that sometimes hold positions in many other student organizations, percentage-speaking, not that many Drexel students are involved in Greek life. They do throw the biggest parties, but they are usually frequented by those already involved in Greek life, in one way or another. Drexel has a large commuter population, and that facet of students is not that involved in socializing on campus, especially with the Greeks. This is simply because they're not present during many evening social outings.

The students in Greek life tend to be awfully close, so it can be difficult to break into these cliques without an intention of rushing said fraternity/sorority. If interested in pledging, students should come to Activities Day during Welcome Back Week in the fall. Students will be able to meet a lot of Greeks and learn about their activities and organizations' histories. Some popular Greek activities include community service collaboration with other student organizations (like Circle K and Habitat for Humanity) and intramural sports competition (flag football).

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
9%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
9%
Number of Fraternities
17
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Pi Lambda
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Phi Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Epsilon Psi
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Psi Zeta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
The "Dean's Cup" is awarded to the top chapter in each of the three councils.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 206 responses

  • 24% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 61% 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.
  • 9% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 203 responses

  • 12% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 204 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 56% Somewhat easy.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.

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