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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't that big at this school.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They seem a bit clique-y but overall its fine and no one pays attention to them.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Fraternity and Sorority Life is absolutely amazing for those involved, but it's not super important to the people who don't participate.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have that many greek life communities at our school, but the people that I know that are a part of it are fine people, and genuinely aren't close to the stereotype associated with greek life.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in any Greek Life, but chapters such as Kappa do awesome things for women empowerment and creating an inclusive environment at school. A lot of people are in Greek Life, but it is by no means a requirement to fully enjoy Emerson (which is great.)


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As you’ve probably noticed by now, Emerson isn’t your typical college. When you see initiation and hazing rituals in the movies, take note, because you won’t see any of that at Emerson. The few frats and sororities available for membership at Emerson are not popular, and in contrast to the Greek life at bigger universities, the goal for Emerson Greeks is not just to party. Emerson fraternities and sororities are designed for community service and professional networking. They do not rule the social scene. In fact, you might not even know they exist, unless you go to the Organizational Fair and get recruited. There is no Greek housing at Emerson, which shoots down the Animal House possibilities, and the pledging process is very low-key.

Students looking for Greek life can find it at Emerson, but they might have to look twice. Orientation is a good time to find out more about the fraternities and sororities and to see whether or not you’re interested. A puny percentage of students pledge, so there is no pressure to join. In fact, some Emersonians even look down upon the organizations. The fraternities and sororities do throw an occasional party, but unless you’re in the know, you’ll probably miss it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Pi Theta
  • Phi Alpha Tau
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Kappa Gamma Chi
  • Sigma Pi Theta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Zeta Phi Eta (coed professional fraternity)

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 70 responses

  • 1% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 36% 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.
  • 61% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 70 responses

  • 4% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 83% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 11% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 1% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 69 responses

  • 22% Very easy.
  • 48% Somewhat easy.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.
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