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Greek Life

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life at JSU is pretty great. A lot of the campus events that are held are actually Greek events and everyone is invited to them. Even though our Greek life is extremely diversified, there is still a stigma about stereotypical sorority and fraternity members. For example, students who are not involved on campus think that Greek life is only good for the parties they throw, which most people cannot get into. Students who are in Greek life make it a huge deal to be super involved on campus though other organizations other than their sorority/fraternity. They use it as bait for potential new members. The more stuff their members are involved in, the better they look to outside people. Greek life focuses strongly on academics by giving their members a GPA goal, study hours, and probation from social event on campus if grades are low. On campus, students in Greek life have a higher GPA than those who are not members. Most of Greek life live on campus in the dorms or the row. The Row is where male fraternities have their own houses. In Jacksonville, sororities/female fraternities are not allowed to have houses because it is considered a brothel, so if there are member who live out of state or not in Jacksonville, they are required to live in some of the most expensive dorms on campus. A major problem we have with the Greek community is that there is not a lot of bonding between all of the groups. Greek life on campus is not unified; it is more separated with everyone focusing on making their one group better than trying to make Greek life as a whole look better.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life seems to be pretty fun. I'm non Greek however

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life has made my college experience amazing

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Sororities and Fraternities seem to set up a lot of events around campus, which is a good thing. I do not believe there are housing options for sororities at Jacksonville State University.

4 College Student

Greek Life: While we have Greek Life at JSU I am not involved in it. However, I have never heard any bad things about the Greek Life on campus. In fact, anything I have ever heard about the great life is gererally positive.

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Watch any movie or television show about college life and you're going to see frat boys and sorority girls, but the media might have given you the wrong idea about what Greek life is all about. Academic excellence is an important part of being Greek. To attend recruitment, you must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Statistics show that Greek students earn higher grades and hold more leadership positions compared to non-Greeks on campus.

The Greek community also does great things for the community, such as fundraisers for great causes and volunteering their time. Plus, Greeks have a built-in support system and social network, which is extremely helpful especially for freshmen and transfer students.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
9%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
10%
Freshman Women in Sororities
9%
Number of Fraternities
11
Number of Sororities
9
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Chi
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omnicron Pi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 59 responses

  • 47% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 37% 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.
  • 8% 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 60 responses

  • 22% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 42% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 17% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 59 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 63% Somewhat easy.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

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