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Greek Life


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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Doesn't make students feel pressured to join them.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Kent State University is pretty popular but the experience is different than it would be compared to going to a HBCU. I have always being interested in pledging to Delta Sigma Theta sorority because I like what they stand for in the unity of African-American women. There are many different types of sororities and fraternities on campus. I have been to some of the Probates on campus for the Black sororities and fraternities and they're always fun.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I was not really involved in the greek life on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in greek life but I support it

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: they can be overwhelming at times


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Greek life at Kent State is not overbearing as it is at some universities, and most students will reassure you that "going Greek" is not a necessary or integral part of your undergraduate career. That being said, it is certainly an available and well-pursued option for those interested. Some Greeks use the experience to enhance or augment their four years with service and philanthropy, while others are clearly involved for the parties. Those involved in social fraternities or sororities make up a relatively small percent of the undergraduate population, but that number can seem higher due to their prolific involvement around campus.

Generally speaking, Greeks and non-Greeks coexist very amicably. In certain circles, a predominantly negative perception of Greek life exists, but it's best to judge Greeks individually and not collectively. As far as the many stereotypes surrounding Greek life, some hold true and some don't, but they should not be a deterrent to those who might be interested. No fraternity or sorority is perfect, and students should take time to carefully consider their options to find the best fit.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Lambda Phi
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 326 responses

  • 34% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 55% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 6% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 325 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 18% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 324 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 60% Somewhat easy.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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