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2 College Junior

Greek Life: It is a predatory culture which encourages getting girls wasted so guys could sleep with them. I feel that greek like is very superficial.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not really into that kind of stuff at my school so I couldn't tell you anything about it.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life can change an individaul for the better

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greeks on campus make an attempt to make a change in the community.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does not affect the social atmosphere in a negative way. In fact it has a positive influence on many of the students who join Greek life. It provides a sense of family for the people who join. Those who do not join are not treated any differently than those who did.


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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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • 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
  • 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 73 responses

  • 19% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 62% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 14% 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 73 responses

  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 58% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 72 responses

  • 11% Very easy.
  • 67% Somewhat easy.
  • 21% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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