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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life seems to be important but not discriminating.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about this

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life at SPU. People try to pretend their floors are Frats or Sororities, but it's just obnoxious.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have a greek system unfortunately. We only have dorm housing.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No greek life, no interest in starting one...may not be able to start one anyway.

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There is no Greek system at Seattle Pacific. However, dorm life has a similar culture. SPU asks every student to live in the on-campus dormitories for at least the first two years. There are four dorms, each with their own reputation and character. Then, within those dorms, floors are separated by sex, and each floor serves as its own community with distinct traditions and flavors. The brotherhood/sisterhood of each floor functions as a fraternity or sorority would. For example, the men of 6th West Ashton are called "the Orangemen" because they have special seats at every home basketball game where they lead cheers and are largely responsible for influencing the enthusiasm of other SPU fans. This is a role they take very seriously, complete with orange convict uniforms, wigs, paint, etc.

Also, there are mixers and competitions and events just like in Greek life. Some of the annual events are the Ashton Cup, Hill Hall's Decade Skate, Emerson Film Festival, 6th Hill Men's Fashion Show, Emerson Coffee House, and the Experience Moyer Project. Raids are a common occurrence. This is where, just before floor hours, a floor of the other gender runs through the hall yelling and banging on every surface. The raiding floor always has a fun activity planned where everyone can socialize and get to know one another.

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Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
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Number of Sororities

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 6% 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.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 92% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 53 responses

  • 19% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 21% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 53 responses

  • 17% Very easy.
  • 21% Somewhat easy.
  • 17% Somewhat difficult.
  • 45% Very difficult.
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