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Greek Life

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3 College Student

Greek Life: Not very prominent on campus- but still good for partying and commodity

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not a big part of campus life.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek Life is not really a big deal here, although I do have friends who participate in it. It is also cheaper than most sororities/fraternities compared to other universities

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The only people that care about Greek life here are Greeks. Lame parties, lame frat boys, no housing.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is not a major part of the school. The sororities/fraternities that exist are often tied to community service or academic majors, and are not as popular as they are in non-urban schools.

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Most students’ involvement with Greek life doesn’t extend beyond the occasional party. There are no sorority houses, supposedly because of Massachusetts’ ancient “blue laws,” which made it illegal for more than five unrelated women to live together (these laws were actually repealed). All of the fraternities are on Mission Hill, which is about a mile away from campus.

The Greek scene is easy to get to, but when it gets cold in the winter, many students feel that it’s not worth the hike for what could very well be a mediocre party. At the beginning of each semester, there is Rush Week, when students can visit with the different houses and receive bids. Greek life seems to work for those who participate in it, but students can enjoy themselves just fine without it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
8%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
9%
Number of Fraternities
15
Number of Sororities
11
Fraternities
  • Alpha Delta Phi
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Sigma
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Beta Gamma Epsilon
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Beta Chi Theta (MGC)
  • Delta Phi Omega (MGC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Phi Lambda (MGC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Pi Delta Psi (MGC)
  • Sigma Beta Rho (MGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the year, the new pledge class in each sorority and fraternity puts on a show called "Greek Follies" or "Greek Sing." Afterward, a winner is declared.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 147 responses

  • 5% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 44% 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.
  • 50% 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 151 responses

  • 2% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 75% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 13% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 150 responses

  • 3% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 2% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 92% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 150 responses

  • 21% Very easy.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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