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Greek Life: I don't know much about the Greek Life here.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life here is honestly just like cliques in high schools. They have a holier than though attitude and most of their parties are honestly pretty lame. Most of the frats here are whack.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Everyone on campus sports there greek letters so its pretty important to be affiliated

4 College Junior

Greek Life: lots of Greek life. If you aren't in Greek life it is harder to fit in.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Our Greek life sucks. It has no effect on our social atmosphere and not a lot of people are involved.

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Despite the fact that there is no exclusive Greek housing on campus (or off campus), Greek life is consistently popular at Ramapo. There are multiple frats and sororities, including some military frats and race-specific frats and sororities. All fraternities and sororities are by nature required to provide campus services and organize fundraising events. Prospective members can apply through the school's faculty or through the fraternity or sorority members themselves.

Prospective Greek life members should be aware that Greek life comes with no special privileges at Ramapo, and you will not get special selection with housing or class registration. Those looking to join would be advised to look at all of the options available to them, as the many fraternities and sororities vary in purpose and intensity. Many of the fraternities (and sororities) have rigorous admission processes, and many of them cater to only a certain type of individual. At a larger school, this may make the atmosphere more brotherly; at Ramapo, it makes it more exclusive.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
10%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
13%
Number of Fraternities
14
Number of Sororities
12
Fraternities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Delta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Psi Sigma Phi
  • Tau Delta Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Beta Kappa Sigma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Tau Omega
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Omega Phi Chi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Theta Phi Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Beta Kappa Sigma (UCGC)
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Lambda Tau Omega (NMGC, UCGC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Lambda Theta Phi (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon (NMGC, UCGC)
  • Omega Phi Beta (NALFO, UCGC)
  • Omega Phi Chi (NMGC, UCGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Psi Sigma Phi (UCGC)
  • Theta Nu Xi (UCGC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC)
  • National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • United Cultural Greek Council (UCGC)

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 38 responses

  • 26% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 47% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 8% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 18% 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 38 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 58% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 37 responses

  • 8% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 5% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 76% No special housing is available.
  • 11% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 37 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 59% Somewhat easy.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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