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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Frat guys do not focus on their grades that much.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: i am not a very good source to review greek life

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty average on campus. Not a huge part. You will not be treated a certain way if you are or aren't in one.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Some greeks are very selective.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not involved, but it looks fun.

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The Greeks at Penn State Altoona have a decent presence and organize a great deal of mixers with new recruits, but by no means is Greek life a big deal on campus. There are no Greek houses on campus; instead, members of each frat and sorority rent houses off campus that are not affiliated with the school and are not official Greek houses. These houses are far from campus and are fairly rundown, much like most houses that are rented to students.

Overall, the majority of campus doesn’t show much interest in the Greeks, mainly because the number of Greek students is very small in comparison to the entire student body. However, students say some groups are cliquey and snobby toward non-Greeks.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
2%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
4%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
4%
Freshman Women in Sororities
2%
Number of Fraternities
2
Number of Sororities
2
Fraternities
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Pi
Sororities
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Gamma Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 69 responses

  • 14% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 41% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 36% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 6% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 65 responses

  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 54% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 18% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 65 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 62% Somewhat easy.
  • 23% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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