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Greek Life

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't care about the Greek life. It is very exclusive. If you want to join an organization the process is very secretive.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about it to be completely honest.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Im curious of there housing

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a pretty big part of life on campus as a student.

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: I have many friends and family in Greek organizations and they are beautiful people and treat you how you want to be treated.

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Since it was the birthplace of many Greek organizations, it is safe to say that Howard University is the epicenter of HBCU Greek life. Through various events such as first Fridays, probates, school events, and parties, the public is able to see the dedication, commitment, and bond the organizations have. It is not hard to spot members of Greek organizations on campus—they either have a folder, key chain, backpack, or item of clothing with their specific letters or logo on it. Former chapter members and "old heads" have been known to come back for events and parties throughout the course of the year.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
2%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
1%
Number of Fraternities
7
Number of Sororities
6
Fraternities
  • Alpha Nu Omega
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Nu Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Did You Know?
Of the Divine Nine fraternities and sororities, five of them were founded on Howard University's campus.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 151 responses

  • 66% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 26% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 1% 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 150 responses

  • 32% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 42% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 150 responses

  • 5% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 85% No special housing is available.
  • 6% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 150 responses

  • 1% Very easy.
  • 5% Somewhat easy.
  • 47% Somewhat difficult.
  • 48% Very difficult.

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