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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The fraternities throw great parties but it doesn't have a huge impact on the social scene which is fine. I like that greek life doesn't control the social sphere at my school, but it is still available to those who want to join.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There really is not a Greek life at the Claremont Colleges.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no official Greek life at Scripps or the other Claremont Colleges. Since the schools are so small they are like frats and sororities themselves. The schools have stereotypes themselves. As for social atmoshpere, we have great social atmoshpere because the schools are so intertwined and the parties that go on are usually open to all of the students from ay school. There are a few unofficial frats that throw parties as well but no one views them differently because they are "greek" life. It is all pretty cohesive at Scripps and the Claremont Colleges

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There are no sororities or fraternities in Claremont, and if that is an issue to you, then Scripps is definitely not the right school for you. The fact that Greek life is non-existent at Scripps has never been an issue to the students and it is rather a factor that most students appreciate. It is rare to find a student at Scripps who does not have multiple majors and minors, or is not active and involved in several organizations or interest groups on and off campus, and so generally there is neither time nor need for a sorority. The top concern for the majority of student at Scripps is academics, and the little spare time that each woman has is usually devoted to an organization of interest or hobby.

The concept of a sorority is not at all important to any of the students here, and although many people have referred to Scripps as one large sorority, exclusivity is not a quality held high on campus, as sisterhood and health of mind and body are principles stressed by Scripps. It can be said that the students find enough support and all that a sorority would offer in each other and the student body as a whole, so there is no desire for the presence of Greek life.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
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Undergrad Women in Sororities
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Number of Fraternities
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Number of Sororities
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Did You Know?
There has never been Greek life at Scripps.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 7 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.
  • 29% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 71% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 71% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 29% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 0% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 100% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Very easy.
  • 0% Somewhat easy.
  • 17% Somewhat difficult.
  • 33% Very difficult.
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