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Greek Life

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They have quite a few Greek fraternaties and sororities in downtown Kent, though I am not a part in any of them.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: A lot of the social life on campus revolves around Greek life.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a very big part of Kent State. It is mostly looked at as only a party event and people don't think that Greek life benefits anyone except those in Greek life. I have also heard that many students think that people only join Greek life as a way to "buy" friends and once students join Greek life, they become stuck-up and cliquey.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are lots of options available for students and they are very accepting. Non-greeks do not care if you are not apart of anything, just want everyone to have a good time.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is incorporated all throughout the school. The members are very inviting and Greek social events are always known about. Greek life is encouraged by members and even by the faculty here at Kent State. The general population looks at those who are in Greek life as they would look at anyone else who is involved in any group or activity. Greek housing is near campus and from my understanding housing for them is easily available.

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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
6%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
5%
Freshman Women in Sororities
9%
Number of Fraternities
17
Number of Sororities
8
Fraternities
  • 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
Sororities
  • 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 337 responses

  • 35% 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 336 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 46% 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 335 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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