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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I feel that a lot of people give Greek Life a really bad rep. Ignoring the social benefits, it is a very strong community at Lehigh. Being involved in Greek Life not only gives you a huge group of friends, it also gets you extremely involved in the community and giving back. Every chapter holds a few philanthropy events, so people from other chapters always attend. In addition, it helps you learn leadership. With that being said, it also is the main channel for partying at Lehigh.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some people love Greek life, others cannot stand it. The opinions have a wide range. I am not involved in Greek life. To be frank, the main purpose of the Greeks is to supply the party atmosphere.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Huge at Lehigh, but not the only game in town.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Parties are available every night of the week because of greek life

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not a fan of Greek life, friends were in it.

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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 37 responses

  • 57% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 8% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 35% 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 36 responses

  • 3% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 33% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 50% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 36 responses

  • 100% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 0% 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 36 responses

  • 22% Very easy.
  • 44% Somewhat easy.
  • 33% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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