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3 College Senior

Greek Life: More professional Greek life than party people

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a thing, really. You can do it, but it's hard to get in and most of the time it's more work than it's worth.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Doesn't play a significant role

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: No one really cares about the Greek life here. The girls think they're babes, and the guys do too. Why go to a super artsy school if you're going to be apart of a Frat/Sorority? I've heard they're also very picky about who they let in.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't very strong on campus although there are a handful that are prevalent, inluding SAE and a business one.


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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 46 responses

  • 2% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 33% 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.
  • 63% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 46 responses

  • 2% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 87% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 2% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 45 responses

  • 7% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 89% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 45 responses

  • 18% Very easy.
  • 47% Somewhat easy.
  • 33% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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