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Greek Life


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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is not much Greek life due to it being a Jesuit school.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Georgetown does have Greek Life, it's just not technically approved by the university. There are a number of co-ed greek organizations on campus that actually are university approved, like DPE, the foreign service frat, and APO, the community service frat, but the single-sex social frats are not. Of the social greek clubs, there's 2 sororities and 3 fraternities. They have a somewhat big presence for organizations that aren't university recognized, but mainly because they table in Red Square every week and set up cornhole games on the front lawn. They organize some charity events like 5k fundraisers too, but really all they do is throw parties. They're actually usually pretty chill about who they let in, so it's really not your typical douchey frat scene.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The university doesn't officially recognize any fraternities or sororities. Those that exist aren't especially relevant.

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: This is not a greek-life school, which I personally enjoy.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is you want it, out of sight if you don't.

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There's not too much to say in regards to Georgetown's Greek life. Basically, it doesn't exist. Some students admit to a dim awareness of the "nonresidential" frats on campus—those devoted to community service, business, and foreign affairs. But for the most part, Greek life is a non-issue. The function filled by fraternities and sororities at other schools—namely, getting people drunk—is performed nicely by campus house parties and the plethora of pubs and pourhouses on M Street.

Who is to say whether life with frats is better than life without? A majority of Georgetown students says they're glad they don’t have to deal with the Greek system, while students at other schools say they can't imagine living without their brothers or sisters. Probably the truth lies somewhere in between. If you're in love with the idea of going Greek, Georgetown obviously presents a serious weakness, but if you're not sure, don't let the lack of frats discourage you. Many campus groups, such as club sports teams and cultural societies, have come to fill the nighttime social vacuum created by the D.C. ordinance against the Greek system.

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Basically, every club or organization at Georgetown also serves as a social group.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 30 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 7% 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.
  • 37% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 57% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 31 responses

  • 3% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 65% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 29% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 3% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 32 responses

  • 3% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 97% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 32 responses

  • 28% Very easy.
  • 31% Somewhat easy.
  • 34% Somewhat difficult.
  • 6% Very difficult.
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