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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Lots of people enjoy Greek life, but I personally have no interest in it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: they are sweet but it was quite hard to get in the greek life and they do a lot of stupid thing that i dont like

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: greek life is definitely for some people & not others

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really have anything to say about Greek Life, I was never a person who wanted to get into Greek Life. Friends and people that I know that have gotten in are very happy and enjoy it.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very different from Greek life at other schools. First of all, fraternities and sororities are not affiliated with any national Greek organizations whatsoever. Grove City has its own organizations in order to promote service, campus-wide events, and a welcoming and wholesome environment. There is definitely brotherhood and sisterhood among Greeks. All Greeks, along with the rest of the student body, are required to live on campus to promote community, and have their own halls in the regular dorms. Some students opt to join a housing group instead, which allows for a community without quite the same level of commitment.

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Greek Grovers advertise their fraternity or sorority with a T-shirt that says, "the insiders just can't explain and the outsiders just can't understand." And many non-Greeks have no desire to understand. Because the College is a private Christian institution, its sororities and fraternities are not local chapters of the national system. All Greek housing is on campus. While men are usually guaranteed housing with their fraternity, women may not be guaranteed housing on the sorority hall.

Greeks make up about 15 percent of the student body, but Greek life does not dominate the College social scene. Some Greeks complain that the school newspaper misrepresents or under represents their importance on campus. They feel judged by the administration and non-Greeks. Non-Greeks, in turn, often view the noise and secrecy of pledge week with suspicion and skepticism. Besides the usual semester parties, Grove City College Greeks also sponsor annual fundraisers. Events like basketball tournaments, walk-a-thons, and a "Big Man on Campus" male beauty pageant have raised thousands for charities like the American Cancer Society. The nine independent men's housing groups are less formal associations than their fraternity counterparts, but offer similar friendships and activities. Men can have the benefit of living near friends without the secrecy and stigma that many Greeks carry. Since Greeks and independents are required to live near each other-even on the same halls-misunderstandings are more obvious than other school settings where Greeks have housing.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Adelphikos
  • Beta Sigma
  • Delta Iota Kappa
  • Epsilon Pi
  • Kappa Alpha Phi
  • Nu Lambda Phi
  • Omicron Xi
  • Pan Sophic
  • Phi Tau Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Sigma
  • Alpha Beta Tau
  • Gamma Chi
  • Gamma Sigma Phi
  • Phi Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Delta Phi
  • Sigma Theta Chi
  • Theta Alpha Pi
  • Zeta Zeta Zeta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Grove City College's fraternities and sororities are unique and separate from the national Greek system.
  • Grove City College has Independent Men's Housing Groups that function much like fraternities, but without the pledging and other aspects of Greek tradition.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 51 responses

  • 14% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 71% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 12% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 51 responses

  • 18% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 55% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 8% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 51 responses

  • 6% Very easy.
  • 63% Somewhat easy.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.


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