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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not too much focus and open parties.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I honestly don't know much about the Greek life at Kenyon. I know it exists, but it isn't a major facet of the campus.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The all campus parties are incredibly fun, and they're typically thrown by the greek organizations. It's also easy to find a party at the bullseye each weekend, but other parties happen all the time.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: This campus would not run without Greeks. Besides providing parties that are open to anyone--and free--they do a lot for the campus. Kenyon Greek Life is different, and the groups are friendly and welcoming, even if you make it clear that you have no intentions of rushing/pledging. Each group has a different personality and presence on campus, but I think that most people appreciate the more visible groups for what they do.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The fraternities and sororities here make a big deal out of secrecy when they've got newbies pledging. They'll have you do all kinds of irrelevant tasks (my one friend had to go collect a rock and bring it somewhere by midnight...?) but there's no real hazing. They are somewhat cliquey and eat together a lot of the time, but I'd say each individual is still a nice person. There's no exclusive feelings around any frats or sororities here.

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Admissions might hate to admit it, but Kenyon's social life is still largely dominated by the Greek system. Greeks have the most money and biggest lounges and lodges, and as a result, they are able to throw the biggest parties attracting the largest numbers of people. In many other ways, the Kenyon Greek scene is anything but typical. Unlike bigger universities, the Greek life is concentrated on campus. There isn't an abundance of off-campus locations for parties, making them more accessible to non-Greek students. Since it makes no sense confining parties just to members, most Greek bashes are open to anyone who would like to come. Invitations are put in people’s rooms, but that's more to promote the event than to ensure exclusivity.

The rush system also works in a very unique way. First semester, fraternities do not throw any rush events. During this time, frats do everything they can do to get unofficially noticed. There are many parties aimed at freshmen, and individual members also scout prospective pledges. By the time January rolls around, most fraternities have a good idea of who will at least be rushing, but there are always some surprises when it comes time to pledge. The advantage of having a Greek-free first semester is that students build their own friends without the crutch of fraternities or sororities. This way, they always remain connected to the larger college community.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Epsilon Delta Mu
  • Theta Delta Phi
  • Zeta Alpha Pi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Archon Society
  • Greek Council
  • Peeps O'Kenyon

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 34 responses

  • 12% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 71% 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.
  • 12% 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

  • 3% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 65% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 26% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 6% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

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

  • 18% Very easy.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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