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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a sorority member, Greek Life is a great way to meet people and get involved on campus. A very large percentage of students are Greek however, so I feel as if we are a bit disconnected from students who are not affiliated with a house.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek and non greek students get along very well; however, greeks dominate the social scene and living in a house is much better than the alternatives provided to non-greeks

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5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is really big and really dominates the social scene.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am in a sorority here and I love it. As a girl you can still get into parties if you're not in a house but as a guy, you spend time doing nothing if you aren't in a greek house. Frat parties occur 5 nights a week and first semester you can go wherever you want as a girl but need a good ratio or a text as guys.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Since getting here, I have been to a lot of parties and they are all amazing. A+.

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Greek life is Lehigh’s bread and butter. Frat guys are at the top of the social hierarchy at Lehigh. Sorority girls always come up to the houses, and a lot of freshman girls at fraternity parties are looking to get drunk and hook up. All of Lehigh’s fraternities are on the Hill, making it the be-all, end-all for partying. On top of that, parties are free, including off-campus parties. Fraternity guys could never leave their house: Each has a cook, fully stocked kitchen, best friends down the hall, and hundreds of people coming to party every night. It’s the same way with sororities, except they can’t have parties. Even during the week and on afternoons, fraternities always have beer. Brothers often engage in Beirut tournaments and compete against other houses. Although the origin of Beirut is unclear, there are numerous rumors that trace the drinking game’s origin to Lehigh—probably true, given the amount of Beirut played every day.

Of course, there are some negative aspects to being Greek, one being that people often get stereotyped. Another aspect is that groups of people get houses, some deemed cool and others as losers. There’s also the fact that everyone knows your business. For kids who are vehemently anti-Greek, Lehigh is not the school to attend. Greek life isn’t for everyone, but those who don’t join a Greek organization really don’t get the full Lehigh experience.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
30%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
34%
Number of Fraternities
21
Number of Sororities
9
Fraternities
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Chi Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta (Delts)
  • Delta Upsilon (DU)
  • Kappa Alpha (KA)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)
  • Phi Kappa Theta (Phi Kap)
  • Phi Sigma Kappa (Phi Sig)
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Psi Upsilon (Psi U)
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep)
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Xi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega (A Chi O)
  • Alpha Gamma Delta (Alpha Gam)
  • Alpha Omicron Pi (A O Pi)
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Gamma (DG)
  • Gamma Phi Beta (Gamma Phi)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi)
Multicultural Colonies
Kappa Alpha Psi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
Every April, the newly initiated members of all of the fraternities and sororities square off in various competitions during Greek Week.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 61 responses

  • 62% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 5% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 33% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% 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

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 30% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 43% 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 60 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 48% Somewhat easy.
  • 32% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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