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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Our Greek life is responsible and a great asset to the Jackson community. Philanthropy events are always a huge success for how small the school is and the people are very dedicated and worthwhile.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Rush is hard for everyone. No one likes having to smile the whole time and be on their best behavior. Rush at Millsaps College is tougher especially KD and Chi O. Usually in the end, everyone has found their right place and that is something Millsaps Greek is good at. They are good getting everyone in the sorority that they fit best in. The major concerns are appearance, GPA, and composure. You need to be able to hold conversation, find things in common with the other girls, smile, be nice, and be flirty (like just over do it, not fake, but look interested. you have to play the game if you want to win). because in the end, no one actually acts that way. when you are finally in your sorority thats when everyone is themselves and you start to make your best friends.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is great. For some people, it makes the experience at Millsaps! It's a very low key version of Greek at state schools.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life at Millsaps is the optimal type of greek life. Greeks and non-greeks get along; greeks from one organizations and greeks from another get along. There is a very relaxed atmosphere--compared to state schools. Rush is not as big a deal as bigger schools. Being greek is also not very expensive. ALSO, from other comments I've seen, please note that there have been black sororities and fraternities in the past; they were closed due to lack of participation or for hazing. I hear that AKA is coming back soonish. BUT, because of this, few people of minorities choose to rush; however, there is no prejudice to those who do (they would bee very welcomed into Millsaps greek life)! Oh, and Millsaps has a very strict no hazing policy for all of greek life!

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't agree with Greek life because it was system based on elitism and segregation. You can pretty much tell by how many black people participate in Greek Life. There are about 300 students in Greek Life and only 4 black people. I don't participate in Greek Life because I was looked at for a potential new member in a sea of girls of colour. There was one white girl and she got the bid in a predominantly white sorority. So there's that. Most Greek students don't even get to live in the houses. Most non-Greeks won't join because either 1) they don't have the money or 2) they enjoy their freedom. If you're up for waking up early on weekends and spending study time partying and sacrificing grades for partying then join Greek Life by all means, but I don't agree with it.

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The most entrenched aspect of student life on the Millsaps campus, by far, is the Greek social scene. All the frats and sororities host parties, coordinate volunteer programs, and hold most of the student government positions. Habitat for Humanity, the ecumenical volunteer organization, and Up Till Dawn, an awareness and support program, are almost solely run and supported by individual Greek organizations. Members are often “house-cast” and grouped into large anonymous cliques. The drawback, says the independent minority, is that independents are estranged, and members insulated, by this association. Also, there are complaints that the Greek structure unfairly panders to members and excludes outsiders, and some organizations have acknowledged this to a degree.

In the Student Body Association, the student government, two seats must be explicitly reserved for independent representatives. Everyone, nevertheless, enjoys the many benefits of an extremely active Greek scene. Theme parties are always well-organized and all-inclusive. There is heavy participation in intramurals, especially by the Greeks. Greek Week embodies the gentle conflicts, by staging events such as flag football and talent shows. In the spring, each Greek house undertakes building a swimming pool and hosting cookouts, and unofficial competition is often implied.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Mu  
Other Greek Organizations
  • National Panhellenic Conference
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • North American Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
Did You Know?
Once a year, the Greeks celebrate Greek Week (what else?), a culmination of inter-fraternal competition.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 13 responses

  • 54% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 31% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 15% 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 13 responses

  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 46% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 31% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 13 responses

  • 46% Very easy.
  • 46% Somewhat easy.
  • 8% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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