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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Lame. Hofstra Greek is not like Greek at other schools. Most of the Greeks here are kids who weren't cool enough in high school and are trying to make up for it. Guys are meat heads and obnoxious, girls are annoying and vapid.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a ton of Greek Life options. No one judges people for being in Greek Life, and it doesn't cause cliquey behavior!

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Again, I don't know much about Greek life on campus but I do know a lot of my peers are part of the Greek student life and for them, it is huge! They have fun, work together on projects and help out in the community.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: They're kind of petty, they live in horrible housing, and they don't do much community service, especially the frats.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't see them much.


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While less than 10 percent of boys and girls on Hofstra's campus join fraternities and sororities, it may sometimes seem like everyone is in a Greek organization. At any time of day, in any part of campus, you are sure to see someone wearing a sweatshirt, jacket, or T-shirt with fraternity or sorority letters. Even if it starts to feel like you're the only person that isn't in one of the two, rest assured that 90 percent of the campus isn't either. But if you are willing to make the commitment, Greek life can be very rewarding. The various organizations have several exclusive events throughout the course of the semester and offer members a support system that will last a lifetime. There is also the opportunity for scholarships from Greek alumni.

If a commitment to Greek life isn't for you, you can still attend many of their events throughout the year. The one time you might really run into trouble trying to do anything on campus is during "Greek Week," when the various organizations compete in different events for "Chapter of the Year." During that week, it is almost impossible to wade through what seems like an endless sea of Greek letters. But many of the other clubs on campus hold events, as well, so if you want to keep away from all things Greek, it is entirely possible to do so.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Chi
  • Malik
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Epsilon Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Theta Beta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
Other Greek Organizations
  • African-Latino Fraternal Sororal Alliance
  • Inter-Fraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Every spring semester, fraternities and sororities compete against one another in what's called Greek Week. Competitive events range from track and field to swimming and diving. There are also out of the ordinary events like a scavenger hunt.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 84 responses

  • 26% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 52% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 19% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 83 responses

  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 57% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 16% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 84 responses

  • 12% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 6% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 67% No special housing is available.
  • 15% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 83 responses

  • 4% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 36% Somewhat difficult.
  • 7% Very difficult.
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