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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very large on campus. The greeks are very involved whether it be sponsoring a community service event or extra-curricular activities you can feel there presence.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greeks are viewed as the leading organization on campus. They are vert involved with community outreach and promoting student involvement on campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is extremely selective and prejudicial.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life on campus definitely adds to the college experience. They host quite a few events ranging from parties to panels that help students grow as adults and in their academics. The available Greek life on campus includes the Divine 9 in addition to other academic fraternities and sororities. Students revere Greeks to a degree, they're respected for their history, what they do on campus and their family bond.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is extremely big at Howard University. It is even bigger than athletics. You will see more people at a Alpha probate than you will at a Howard football game. I would probably be at the Alpha probate, too.


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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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Nu Omega
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • 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 258 responses

  • 69% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 23% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 7% 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.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 258 responses

  • 30% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 14% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 257 responses

  • 1% Very easy.
  • 5% Somewhat easy.
  • 50% Somewhat difficult.
  • 44% Very difficult.



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