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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not very serious greek life

3 College Senior

Greek Life: There's a distinct Greek Life on campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: As a member of Greek life, it significantly improved my college experience almost immediately. The guys in every fraternity are welcoming, and sororities are universally inclusive as well. The only clash between Greeks and non-Greeks has been caused by a change in admittance into events. Guest lists are strictly enforced at Greek events, both on and off campus, in an effort to minimize, and hopefully eliminate the chance of sexual assault at such events. Each fraternity member is allowed one guest to bring to the event, so while parties are not open to everyone, they are rather inclusive if you find a fraternity member not taking a guest (which is not hard to do).

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: very inclusive

hard for some to join due to financial issues

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is a hot-topic. Non-Greeks tend to hate Greeks and Greeks do not realize their privilege and arrogance.


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If you're coming to college looking for an "Animal House"-esque Greek life experience, Rhodes is definitely not for you. For many, that's a very good thing. Around 50 percent of students are in either a sorority or fraternity, but that does not mean you're left out if you decide it isn't for you. While most of the campus events and parties are sponsored by a Greek organization, all students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. There's virtually no exclusivity, and Greeks and independents are all friends with each other. Unlike your typical Southern state university, parties (except formals) are free and open to everyone after 11 p.m., guys included, and the Greek houses are non-residential.

Because of this, there's little campus division between Greeks and non-Greeks. That being said, Greek life is a bigger part of campus than people like to admit. It dominates most of the activities on weekends, and it's easy to feel a little awkward or left out sometimes, especially during rush week. But everyone understands that it is a personal choice, and no one will judge you if you decide you'd rather remain independent. It's encouraged to rush just to meet people, though, and keep an open mind—many happily affiliated students say that they weren't originally planning on joining, but Rhodes' laid-back Greek scene made them change their mind.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Nu
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Not Greek? No problem. Most of the events hosted by the Greek organizations are open to all students, including parties, service activities, and pageants. Even swaps become open to everyone after 11 p.m.
  • Each year, Rhodes students gather to watch and participate in the Kappa Delta All-Sing, a musical competition that has become a Rhodes tradition.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 47 responses

  • 53% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 40% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% 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 45 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 67% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 16% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 47 responses

  • 32% Very easy.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 13% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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