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3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is no greek housing allowed, so Hamilton does not have the same greek culture as many other schools. Sororities/Fraternities often host all campus parties and are a good way to meet people, but membership is by no means an essential part of night life. Some organizations are centered around sports teams, but most are differentiated by personality type.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Its there if you want it, but not necessary or big. Everyone is friends with anyone either way.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not that many people are a part of Greek Life here. You can do it if you want to but there is no one pressuring you on either side.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a huge deal on campus. Definitely does not affect your social standing if you are in one or not.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Very unnecessary, just depends on what type of person you are. Administration got rid of off campus housing last semester and is looking for any reason to get rid of the frats on campus. Won't be here in 5 years.


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Being in a society is by no means necessary at Hamilton. Few parties are invite-only and even fewer are closed to the public. This leaves the vast majority open to the entire community, and the College does offer a variety of social spaces for alternative events sponsored by non-Greeks.

The fraternities do, however, dominate the Greek scene since they have the necessary support and funds for throwing a solid party. Weekends revolve around theme parties, and students will spend the week scouring the local mall and Salvation Army for the necessary pieces of their costume.Sororities are starting to gain some momentum when it comes to Hamilton's social life. As the number of sororities grows, so do the functions that are sponsored. The newer societies focus on public service while well-established sororities co-sponsor events with a fraternity. All in all, the Greek scene is what you make of it. Involvement depends entirely on the individual. There is little to no pressure to join. However, it is more popular for guys to join a fraternity than for girls to join sororities.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Phi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Psi Upsilon
  • Sigma Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Alpha Chi Lambda
  • Alpha Theta Chi
  • Gamma Xi
  • Kappa Delta Omega
  • Kappa Sigma Alpha
  • Phi Beta Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
Multicultural Colonies
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
Other Greek Organizations
Inter Society Council
Did You Know?
  • The fraternity houses are now residence halls on campus. The societies are no longer residential, though they are still on campus and recognized.
  • Emerson Literary Society is a coed society designed for students that are not interested in a traditional Greek society.

Student Polls

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

  • 13% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 57% 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.
  • 27% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 29 responses

  • 3% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 59% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 28% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 29 responses

  • 21% Very easy.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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