Greek life offers friendship, leadership, involvement, and service opportunities to its members. Although freshmen cannot join a Greek organization in their first semester, they are welcome to attend recruitment events to meet other students, both Greek and non-Greek, and learn about the different Greek organizations. Each Greek organization has its own house where members can live; some are on campus, and others are off campus. However, some Greeks choose other housing options and never live in their organization's house. Recently, Gannon's Greek community made a unified effort to improve its relations with non-Greeks by conducting a survey with them and holding a meeting to review the results. Some non-Greeks had negative comments about the Greek organizations, but the Greeks are actively working toward improving their relationship with non-Greeks.
Time, expenses, hazing, and alcohol are some of the biggest concerns for students considering Greek life. Joining the Greek community is definitely a time commitment that differs with each individual and organization. Expenses also vary by organization. Though horrible hazing incidents have occurred in different parts of the country, Gannon does not tolerate this type of behavior. The University has very strict hazing and alcohol policies concerning the Greek community, and it requires its members to go through hazing and alcohol programs.