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Greek Life


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1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: NYU also really isn't big on Greek life. The only time you see/hear about them is the gay frat's on campus- events.

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5 College Student

Greek Life: NYU has a numerous amount of fraternity and sorority chapters.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not sure if it really exists. Ambivalent toward it.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has little to no affect on the social scene at NYU. It's pretty much non-existent. If someone is in a frat at NYU I just assume they are doing it for alumni connections.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not really a big part of the social scene - the majority of people do not join. Because there are so few frats and sororities, their parties are kind of rare, or at least not widely publicized. They're also scattered all over the city.

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Greek life at NYU has a very weak presence, but it still exists. Going along with the no-campus and almost-no-sports vibe at NYU, Greek life doesn’t play a major role in most students’ NYU experience, either. However, students involved in fraternities and sororities are quite active in terms of planning Greek events. Several fraternities and sororities are housed at the Lafayette dorm, and others have off-campus apartments where members live. If you find it appealing, you can enter the Greek circle and make that the focus of your time at NYU, as you stand the chance of finding friends, great experiences, and beneficial job opportunities through the connections you make in certain fraternities and sororities. On the other hand, stereotypical fraternity and sorority parties are a rarity. 

NYU fraternities and sororities are definitely not stereotypical, with some being academic based, like certain business fraternities, while others focus more on community service, group activities, and events in the city. Most people participate in Greek life in order to find a close circle of friends, as doing so outside of such groups may be difficult. Overall, these groups are not necessarily exclusive, and they interact freely with the rest of the student body.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Delta
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Lambda Phi
  • Delta Phi
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Delta Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Zeta
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Delta Kappa Delta
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Theta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Delta Kappa Delta
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Inter-Greek Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 236 responses

  • 5% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 26% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 65% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 233 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 74% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 234 responses

  • 7% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 38% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 51% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 234 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 29% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.


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