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.