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Greek Life


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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only 1 co-ed fraternity on campus and its not a focus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life here tries to be pretty inclusive, as most events they throw are also open to the whole community. Most people in Greek life don't let that be the defining part of their experience. It's not the same vibe as you would traditionally expect of greek life.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It's just a group of people looking for an excuse to drink.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is almost a non-existent part of Pomona's life. There are like two or three fraternities, but they don't have houses on campus, nor does the school fund them. The fraternities do throw the occasional party here and there, but these are open to everyone and just an integrated part of social life here.

If you really want a big Greek scene, Pomona is not the place to find it.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There is a fraternity, no sorority at Pomona College

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Greek life at Pomona is indeed severely limited. Many wonder why it even exists. It is largely due to the patronage of one Fred Sontag, Pomona philosophy professor, who has always been a strong proponent of frats as a place for young men to, essentially, be young men together. That's pretty much how it works. Kappa Delta and Sigma Tau both host a weekly kegger, but neither have houses of their own. Attendance at the events is generally somewhat limited. Nu Alpha Phi is a coed frat and is responsible for a number of the wilder, stranger campus events, but they don't have a house, either, and they really don't resemble a frat in anything but name.

If you want to be involved in Greek life at Pomona, just don't expect it to be like "Animal House." They may, or may not, be animals, but they don't have a house, so the frats' place on campus is basically limited to their weekly keggers. Sometimes, they hold fundraisers, like the Kappa Delta "buy a date with a Kappa Delta guy" thing. There is a significant handful of nonfrat students who take advantage of the frat events, either for the beer or for the purpose of flirting with frat boys.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Kappa Delta
  • Nu Alpha Phi (coed)
  • Sigma Tau
Other Greek Organizations
Interfraternity Council
Did You Know?
  • The extent of the fraternity facilities on campus pretty much consists of "the Boot," the site of their weekly keggers and home to some of the biggest, nastiest cockroaches you'll ever have the misfortune to lay eyes on.
  • Although the frats aren't always exactly welcoming to non-brothers, it is in their charter that their parties must be open to all, so they really have no choice but to let you drink their beer, which they bought with their own funds. Really, though, once you get to know them, many of them are truly wonderful individuals.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 0% 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.
  • 43% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 57% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 74% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 11% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 28 responses

  • 29% Very easy.
  • 32% Somewhat easy.
  • 14% Somewhat difficult.
  • 25% Very difficult.
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