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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life has taken a nosedive in the last few years at High Point. If you aren't Greek, you don't matter, which creates a good amount of resentment from the independent students on campus. There have been several recent scandals involving hazing in fraternities and sororities. In all honesty there are roughly two sororities on campus that do good for the community and represent the good things a sorority should be. The same can be said for fraternities. The only reason more isn't heard about the awful things the fraternity brothers get up to is because they're all very rich and the university would prefer to sweep any incidents under the rug than deal with them publicly.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very popular at my school. The whole Greek community is very involved in their philanthropies and often have fun charity events around campus to raise money for them. Other fraternities and sororities will often come out and make this events attendance higher and make the events more successful.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is big. Sororities are bigger than fraternities, but it's the frats the host the parties. The majority of Greeks party, but partying is definitely not mandatory for fitting into greek life.

Most girls who rush get into a sorority, but I'm not sure about how hard it is to get into a fraternity.

Each sorority and fraternity has a minimum GPA, and you won't be able to join if you don't meet the minimum. If your GPA drops after you become a member you are typically put in academic probation. Each sorority/fraternity has a different minimum and different consequences. Sororities typically have higher minimum GPAs than fraternities.

Each sorority/fraternity also has a philanthropy and members are expected to attend and help out with philanthropy events.

Greek housing is nice, but it's expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are actively involved with the community oustide of HPU

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I can't find it in my to take greek life seriously. They have control over our campus and statistically are only 30% of the student body. On our campus non-greeks take a very cynical approach to how they view greek life.

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The only word to describe Greek life at High Point is "big." Greek life is a major part of the social scene and contributes a lot to the campus community. Being in a sorority or fraternity gives students leadership, community awareness, and lifelong friends. Although a lot of non-Greeks only care about them for the parties they throw, Greek members do a lot for the campus in terms of spirit, philanthropy, and events. Greeks can be seen in their respective letters all around campus. They are proud of their affiliations and like to make it known to the rest of campus. Greek life is so big at High Point that the organizations have housing. The Greek Village is a collection of massive chapter houses (one for every Greek organization on campus and a few extras for future expansion), a private pool, and meeting house.

Even if you’re not interested in Greek life before you get to college, you should still get some information about it once you get there. It’s such a huge part of the social scene at HPU that sometimes it’s imperative that you be a member of one organization or another. While it’s perfectly acceptable to stay independent for your four years at High Point, Greek life is something that is a big part of campus life, and it definitely doesn’t hurt to check the organizations out!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
25%
Number of Fraternities
6
Number of Sororities
7
Fraternities
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
Did You Know?
  • Rush week for National Panhellenic sororities begins the first week you get back from winter break. There are information sessions during the fall semester, but the rush process won't start until spring.
  • International Fraternity Council fraternities rush usually a week or two after the girls receive their bids. Fraternities also do a smaller fall rush for upperclassmen and sometimes sororities will hand out a snap bid at this time (a bid to a girl, or sometimes a few, that the sorority feels would fit well into the group).

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 95 responses

  • 64% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 22% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 14% 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 94 responses

  • 28% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 32% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 19% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 21% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 96 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 58% Somewhat easy.
  • 33% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.

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