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Greek Life


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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a very popular thing here like at many big schools, but the people who are in it seem to enjoy it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved with Greek life on campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life doesn't seem like a big deal at my school

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The greeks are very eventful and sociable. They do a lot for the community, and hold lots of events to spread their name. The greek students are viewed as any other students are viewed, they don't get special treatment, and they aren't discriminated on or looked down on by non-greeks.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a part of it, but they do a lot for the school. Friends with a lot of them.


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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.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Delta
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Gannon's sororities and fraternities contribute thousands of hours of community service each year.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 38 responses

  • 34% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 55% 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.
  • 8% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 38 responses

  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 66% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 13% 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 38 responses

  • 29% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 13% No special housing is available.
  • 55% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 38 responses

  • 3% Very easy.
  • 63% Somewhat easy.
  • 32% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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