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2 College Senior

Greek Life: If you're not in a community service frat or sorority, then it's pointless. They clique up and friendships could be broken over them. If you want to, go ahead, but make sure your org serves some sort of purpose rather than wearing jackets with letters on them.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: i'm not a member so I'm not too sure

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most of campus is involved in Greek Life. The parties are all run by them and they usually do good things for the campus. The housing is just a few of the members living in some house off-campus, not a designated chapter house.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: There is a wide array of Greek organizations, and someone could definitely find their niche here.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I believe that students who only think Greek life is for those who want to "buy their friends" and just have parties are sadly mistaken and should be more open to the idea of Greek life. It has so many pros but unfortunately the cons always overshadow them. Greek life has the power to introduce so many new people to the students and network through each other as well as promote the community and give back. Being involved in Greek life also promotes leadership opportunities and time management skills which are necessary to be successful in the future once the student graduates college.

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Seton Hall consists of two types of people: those involved in Greek life and those involved in making fun of those who went Greek. While Greek life is a major part of college life, the Greek life on Seton Hall is laughable compared to most. Although it is present at different events, there are not many notable fraternities or sororities that truly encompass the idea of a great Greek organization. Even if the fraternities are somewhat laughable, they do know how to throw a party. As a freshman, you either are being rushed into joining the fraternity or you are trying to attend as many parties as possible before they keep you from entering. If your idea of a good time is having a close-knit group of friends, get into one of these organizations as soon as possible.

Still, there is a large portion of the campus that views Greek life at Seton Hall as the easiest way to buy friends. Students could be better served by going to one of the many sports houses around the town—everyone is invited and pledging isn’t involved before you can have a good time. Ultimately, joining a Greek organization comes down to what type of party you want to be involved in, not whether you will fit in on campus. The parties thrown by Greeks are unrivaled, but the amount of work it takes to be a part of one or two of these parties each year could be much better spent on the outside.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
5%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
3%
Number of Fraternities
7
Number of Sororities
6
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Delta
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Pi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Psi Delta
  • Lambda Tau Omega
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Omega Phi Chi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Psi SIgma Phi
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Collegiate Panhellenic Council
  • Greek Municipal Assembly
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
Did You Know?
Freshmen are not allowed to pledge until their second semester, although most have already begun pledging early in the school year.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 72 responses

  • 42% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 49% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 6% 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

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 49% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 23% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 19% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 73 responses

  • 12% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 7% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 64% No special housing is available.
  • 16% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 73 responses

  • 5% Very easy.
  • 52% Somewhat easy.
  • 37% Somewhat difficult.
  • 5% Very difficult.

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