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Greek Life


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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From what I see, it is okay.

3 College Student

Greek Life: It does not matter if you are in Greek life or not, you will make friends.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I notice Greek students really support each other

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is not big at my school.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in a frat so I really wouldn't know


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In practically every lecture at Rutgers you will find yourself sandwiched between students with flashy windbreakers bearing Greek letters. Approximately 10 percent of Rutgers students are part of a fraternity or sorority, either locally or nationally affiliated. All of the fraternities and sororities have a goodwill mission, such as raising money for AIDS or cancer research. Greek life comes alive on the weekends when influxes of freshman girls, wearing practically nothing, lurk around Frat Row.

Every weekend numerous frats on Mine Street, commonly referred to as Frat Row, host parties with kegs of cheap beer and Gatorade containers of jungle juice, consisting of Stop ‘n Shop powdered juice and Everclear alcohol. Popular music of the week blasts from the speakers while drunken girls fall down dancing. Partying at Frat Row is a guaranteed night of free alcohol and dancing; however, sanitary bathrooms and water are few and far between. Instead of BYOB, it’s BYOTP—bring your own toilet paper. Frat houses typically lack soap, towels, and toilet paper. Sororities do not have parties in their own houses, but instead have mixers with their brother frats. Greek life is certainly prevalent on campus, but if a student is not a part of it, they can still have a social life. If you’re a male and the partying scene is your choice, you may want to join a fraternity. It is often at least a 3-to-1 ratio to get a male into a frat party, if they are not a brother. However, girls are always welcomed, especially if they are wearing revealing outfits.

Facts & Statistics

Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Lambda Phi
  • Delta Phi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Psi Sigma Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Lambda Phi
  • Lambda Tau Omega
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Omega Phi Chi
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Sigma Sigma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Other Greek Organizations
  • Academic Fraternities
  • Community Service Fraternities
  • Cultural Fraternities

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 418 responses

  • 48% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 46% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 3% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 418 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 52% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 31% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 417 responses

  • 5% Very easy.
  • 47% Somewhat easy.
  • 45% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.


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