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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about greek life

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life so I have very little opinion on the subject.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I decided not to rate it as its the best because many people have different experiences. My experience has been very good. I joined a fraternity and it was one of the best things I have ever done. I was lucky enough to find the right fit for me, and now I have a great group of brothers for life. The only issues I have had with it is how other people view my decision to join, since Greek life generally has a very bad reputation. The non-Greek attitude toward Greek life is pretty low at NC State unfortunately. I would also add that joining a fraternity/sorority is not for everyone, and unfortunately for NC State there are not very many sororities, but there are a huge number of fraternities. I would say overall that Greek life make a positive impact on the campus atmosphere and have improved my college experience. I would also like to add that fraternities do more than party, they raise money for charity, connect with alumni, and have secret rituals and brother-only events that are fun to be a part of.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved in greek life here, but I have heard many great things about it. The reason I am not involved is because I do not have the time or money to pay the fees. I am also not particularly interested in greek life. I have found my niche in the College of Natural Resources, which I am very involved in now. Greek housing is improving. It is not far away from central campus and there are plenty of buses that can take you to your classes if the houses are too far away. Some of the houses are very out of date, but they are in the process of renovating Greek Village now. Greek life does not affect the social atmosphere of campus too much, however most of the parties freshmen and some sophomores go to are at fraternity houses. I am not a huge lover of parties so I have not really attended many of these.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Don't really know what it's like

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Making friendships that last a lifetime, creating a network through your peers, and getting involved in the community is what Greek life promotes to draw new members into a brotherhood/sisterhood. Greek life holds events like Greek Week and recruits new members at the beginning of each semester, but it is not as prevalent on this campus as it is at many other schools.

Due to recent hazing suspensions, house vacancies, and house renovations, the Greek life office's budget has been suffering. Each vacant fraternity or sorority house is a loss of approximately $110,000, especially since Greek Court is all revenue-supported. Sigma Nu, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Order, and Sigma Phi Epsilon have either been temporarily suspended or have lost University recognition. Greek life membership has significantly decreased over the past several years, and fraternities are at their lowest membership numbers in recent history.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
8%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
10%
Number of Fraternities
31
Number of Sororities
15
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Lambda Phi
  • Delta Sigma Iota
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Epsilon Chi Nu
  • FarmHouse
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Nu
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Alpha Pi Omega
  • CERES
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Omicron Epsilon
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Pi Omega (CGC)
  • CERES (CGC)
  • Delta Lambda Phi (CGC)
  • Delta Sigma Iota (CGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Epsilon Chi Nu (CGC)
  • Iota Nu Delta (CGC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Pi Chi (CGC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Phi Sigma Nu (CGC)
  • Sigma Omicron Epsilon (CGC)
  • Theta Nu Xi (CGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Collaborative Greek Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Association
Did You Know?
Greek life is required to do a number of philanthropy events and give back to the community. Every year, Sigma Chi holds a function called Derby Days in which they join forces with sororities to help raise money, and toward the end of the year, Greeks participate in another money-raising event called Greek Week.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 203 responses

  • 24% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 66% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 9% 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 201 responses

  • 5% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 53% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 20% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 21% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 202 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 30% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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