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.