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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to make new friends and meet new people. This coming year I have decided to rush and I am very excited about it! Many of my friends joined a sorority and love it. From the the themed parties to the sisterhood, greek life will be a great addition to my college experience. In addition, you make so many connections through greek life and it will look great on a resume. SRU's greek life isn't huge, so it isn't a big deal if you are in them, or aren't. Overall, greek life is great at SRU.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: A lot of Greeks are engaging to help with recruitment, they host socials for any and everyone, regardless if you join, and always show support of others and school spirit

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I really am not sure since I'm not apart of it but it seems popular!

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: What's nice about the Greek scene is their strong sense of community within their own sororities or fraternities, and even among each other. It's a fantastic way to meet people, and from what I know through my friends who are involved, the friends you make are great ones. It's true that they tend to throw more formal parties, but they aren't the only ones. Invites are somewhat exclusive, but the frats and sors aren't really, so they extend them often enough to the entire community. What I find most refreshing is that the stereotypical brother or sister (the airheads and meatheads) involved in Greek life are few. As students and community members, the majority of them are excellent. They care about people, good causes, their schoolwork, and careers. That's what I attribute non-Greeks having a friendly view toward Greeks to. We're all just students, good people, co-existing. Whether you're Greek or not isn't a big deal.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life on campus is decent as far as I can tell. I do not participate in Greek life.

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Anybody can tell from the sidewalk chalk ads all over campus that Greek life booms at Slippery Rock. While many of the Greeks are somewhat comparable to Bluto and Otter from Animal House, they also do a lot of service on campus and in the local community. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many Greeks came together and raised funds for relief efforts, and to promote Homeless Awareness Week, they conducted several food and clothing drives before visiting shelters. Greek life also sponsors many on-campus programs, from educational series of guest speakers to campus-wide, non-alcoholic mix-off against drunk driving.

The pressure to become a brother or a sister is felt the most during rush when recruitments for the new semester begin, but nobody will force you into anything you don’t want to do. However, most students recommend looking into fraternities and sororities to network with people and to make friends. If you go this route, remember that you will have to pay monetary dues and commit a lot of your time to be a part of the organization. Besides social fraternities, SRU is also home to many professional fraternities where students can network with professionals in their fields of study, learn valuable skills, and socialize with students of similar majors. Don’t worry, if you don’t want to go Greek, then there are plenty of other organizations to look into on campus where you can meet new people and get involved. Though the Greek population is prominent, not everyone at SRU knows the Greek alphabet backwards or whips each other with wooden paddles.

 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
5%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
5%
Number of Fraternities
7
Number of Sororities
8
Fraternities
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Theta Xi
Sororities
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 112 responses

  • 27% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 56% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 15% 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 111 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 54% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 19% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 13% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 111 responses

  • 16% Very easy.
  • 68% Somewhat easy.
  • 14% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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