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Greek Life

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life but they do amazing things in the community.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I enjoy Greek Life at ECU because I met so many great people and I got involved with community projects.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't been apart of greek life.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: As a former Phi Mu I loved Greek life!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Can get a little wild at times.

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Despite being a small percentage of the student body, Greeks seem prominent on campus because they are visible. Many Greek students become involved in the Student Government Association and a large portion of the SGA funds for student organizations are appropriated to Greek organizations. Greeks dominate the Homecoming Parade because they are consistently organized, can afford the entry fees, and have time for constructing floats. Many Greek organizations coordinate private parties at clubs and host house parties, which some students enjoy. Not all Greek groups have houses, and the ones that do are not located in a single area of town. Several have made improvements to their houses and property in recent years, and most Greek houses, especially sorority houses, are quite stately. Student opinion of Greek organizations varies drastically. Some students are dedicated to their brothers and sisters, while some students refuse to do what they consider to be buying friends. The political animosity never materializes into Greeks vs. non-Greeks brawls, though. The step shows are probably the most-anticipated and largest Greek-sponsored events on campus, and deservedly so because of the intense hours of practice and planning that precede the events.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
7%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
6%
Number of Fraternities
17
Number of Sororities
9
Fraternities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (sorority)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (fraternity)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (sorority)
  • Iota Phi Theta (fraternity)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (fraternity)
  • Omega Psi Phi (fraternity)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (fraternity)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (sorority)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (sorority)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Alpha Phi Omega (coed)
  • Epsilon Sigma Alpha (sorority)
  • Gamma Beta Phi (coed)
  • Gamma Chi Epsilon (sorority)
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma (sorority)
  • Phi Sigma Pi (coed)
Did You Know?
  • Fraternities first appeared at ECU in 1957, and sororities were established the next year.
  • Greek Week is used for Greek bonding and also as Rush. Highlights of the week include a myriad of events, such as smokers for various Greek groups, a pig picking, and a Miss Greek Week Contest.
  • ECU is only eight percent Greek, but because of academic and leadership requirements in the organizations, Greek students become involved and constitute a rather visible eight percent of the undergraduate ECU student population.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 212 responses

  • 49% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 41% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 7% 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 211 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 37% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 25% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 23% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 209 responses

  • 9% Very easy.
  • 58% Somewhat easy.
  • 33% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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