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While there is no Greek life on campus, students joke that sometimes Simmons feels like a giant sorority. Years ago, there were rumors that a student was trying to start her own sorority, but her efforts were met with the general question “Why?” Simmons already possesses the closeness that a sorority might offer. Instead of sororities, student organizations seem to offer social niches. With more than 40 organizations, you are bound to find a group of girls with a common interest. Each dorm develops its own character, similar to other school’s sororities. At the end of each year, there is even a field day known as Simmons Cup, where each dorm competes against one another for bragging rights. At one time, each dorm was assigned a fraternity partner from Northeastern or Boston College, but this tradition has since dissolved. Instead, the close proximity of Simmons to Boston’s other colleges gives students access to Boston University and Northeastern fraternities.

A quick walk down Commonwealth Avenue on a weekend night is enough for a fraternity fix and has become almost an institution in the first-year student’s list of experiences. Many fraternity party promoters often pass out fliers on the Residence Campus. Simmons used to have a rich tradition of alumna meeting their spouses at MIT mixers, but such organized activity no longer comes from the administration. Simmons traditions include events, like formals and field days, to make sure students aren’t missing anything.

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Simmons has a rich tradition with local fraternities.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 8% 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 12 responses

  • 25% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 42% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 17% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 17% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 12 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 12 responses

  • 0% Very easy.
  • 8% Somewhat easy.
  • 17% Somewhat difficult.
  • 75% Very difficult.
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