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Greek Life


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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I would say theres good representation of every active Greek on campus

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not into the Greek life, I would rather my friends join.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't care about the greeks here

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't want to be greek because they make them seem like they are so great on this campus

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is awesome

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Greek life is very important and rich in tradition at FAMU, and many students become involved in a Greek organization before they graduate. The Greeks here are also heavily active—they are always hosting and organizing educational forums, community service events, and campus activities, and they throw the best parties. Housing is available to some Greek organizations, and there are some options in the works. Members who don’t stay in their Greek house stay in other off-campus locations.

The rest of the campus views the Greek community as top-notch. If you are a Greek on campus, then you are someone. In general, students who are not Greek wish they were or are about to become involved. It seems like Greeks get all the attention here, and alumni Greeks always return to the university in big numbers for homecoming. However, becoming affiliated with a Greek organization is not for everyone. But those who are involved express how much it changed their lives for the better. FAMU Greeks are really committed to service and tradition and are not as stuck up as members of Greek organizations at other universities.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 125 responses

  • 60% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 30% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 2% 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 124 responses

  • 37% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 29% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 125 responses

  • 15% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 7% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 50% No special housing is available.
  • 28% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 125 responses

  • 2% Very easy.
  • 16% Somewhat easy.
  • 62% Somewhat difficult.
  • 21% Very difficult.


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