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Greek Life


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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not part of Greek life.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am in Greek life and I personally love it, sure there are the basic stereotypes with being in Greek life here (ex. "you bought 60+ friends) we do a lot around campus and also for the community.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is laughable here. No frat/sorority houses. Very small following. Comical.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: From what I've seen, they are all pretty friendly.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: worst part of JCU. They suck. Throw terrible parties and do not even have houses. They think they are bro but not at all. Girls are hot though.


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Greek life on campus isn't that big of a deal. It is definitely a way to get involved, meet people, and have a good time, but it doesn't determine your popularity. There are only three fraternities and five sororities on campus, and University Heights does not allow them to have Greek houses, so they occupy specific floors in the dorms.

Greek life gets students involved in a lot of fun, with activities where you can mingle and become really close with your brothers and/or sisters. There is "Greek Week" on campus, and all of Greek life stays involved in volunteer projects and other organizations on campus throughout the year. Overall, it is not difficult to get involved in Greek life at John Carroll; it really just depends on what type of experience you are looking for. For some people, the downside to Greek life is the cost of being a member. Some students view this as "paying for friends," while members of the Greek community view it differently. The main thing to remember is not to join a fraternity or sorority because your friends are—choose what you want to do.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Chi Omega
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Association

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 35 responses

  • 11% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 74% 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.
  • 9% 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 34 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 71% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 3% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 18% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 94% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 6% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 34 responses

  • 15% Very easy.
  • 65% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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