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Greek Life


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2 College Junior

Greek Life: Georgetown doesn't have any official frats or sororities, but there are a few of them.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't recognized by the university, so there are a just a few unofficial frats and sororities that don't take up a lot of time commitment or are not important parts of the school.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not officially recognized by the campus, but a fair part of the student population attends parties and activities thrown by fraternities or sororities.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very minimal at Georgetown. People look at it like just another club people can join without being overly exclusive or exciting.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's barely a thing, and it's pretty silly.

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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 42 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.
  • 43% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 48% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 43 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 60% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 5% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 44 responses

  • 23% Very easy.
  • 41% Somewhat easy.
  • 30% Somewhat difficult.
  • 7% Very difficult.
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