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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Georgetown technically does not have school endorsed greek life but there are fraternities and sororities that students can join. I personally have not considered being a part of greek life but I am appreciative that the opportunity is there if I ever have the desire to join.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Georgetown doesn't have social sororities on campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's pretty much nonexistent, which contributes to the lack of exclusivity.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is not an official scene, but there is an unofficial one.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not actually condoned by the school


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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 51 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 10% 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.
  • 47% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 43% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 52 responses

  • 4% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 65% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 27% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 4% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 53 responses

  • 23% Very easy.
  • 45% Somewhat easy.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 6% Very difficult.
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