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Greek Life


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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I myself am not in Greek life, but Hanover's Greek life is a very important part of our community and campus climate.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Again, I start in the fall so I have nothing to base my opinion on as of yet

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I choose not to be a part

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There needs to be more discipline when it comes to Greek housing on campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a major part of campus. Everyone believes that the students in Greek life help contribute to the community and to each other. Those in Greek life are asked to maintain a certain GPA and, therefore, become tutors to others in and outside of the Greek community. Greek students are housed according to their chapter in a big building with two students to a room for studying and bunk beds for them to sleep on.


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Around 50 percent of Hanover students are affiliated with a Greek organization, so it is a very important part of campus life. The College has a deferred recruitment schedule, with freshmen going through recruitment in January after they come back from winter break. This gives students a chance to get used to college life and find out about the different organizations before making a commitment. Living in the Greek houses offers the chance to form bonds with your brothers or sisters. Each organization raises money for a charity and holds events both to raise money and have fun with brothers and sisters.

The Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council plan events like Greek Week, where organizations compete against each other in fun games, and the Sorority Court open house at the beginning of the year. The campus is supportive of the Greek atmosphere, which enhances the small-town experience for many students. Greek parties and events are usually open to all students, not just other Greeks, although there is a guest list for parties. There are also semi-formals, formals, and dances, which are great mixers for Greeks and their dates, and one of the major perks of being a member.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Sigma Chi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Phi Mu
Multicultural Colonies
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Panhellenic Council (Panhel)
Did You Know?
Every year, after formal recruitment, new Greek members participate in "The Run." After receiving their bids, new members run home to their new houses, escorted by old members and greeted by cheers, songs, and fun costumes.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 23 responses

  • 43% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 48% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 9% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 23 responses

  • 17% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 57% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 17% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 24 responses

  • 25% Very easy.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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