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Greek Life

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: I dont really know much about the Greek Life at New Paltz. Although there are a fair number of Fraternitys and Sororities.

5 College Student

Greek Life: They are all very sweet and welcoming. They don't treat you differently if you are not involved.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: i don't care about geeks

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are few Greek organizations and all of them are very serious about their reputation and I would never join a group because they have strange practices that would offend me

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't as much as a big thing as other schools

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Greek life is present at SUNY New Paltz, but only for those who want it to be. Several fraternities and sororities have houses off campus, some of which regularly host keg parties. Everyone can partake in Greek life festivities, but it often seems like the majority of non-Greek-affiliated keg party attendants are underclassmen who want to drink but have no chance of getting into the bars. Consequently, beer runs out fast, so make sure to get there early if keg stands are your thing. One can always count on Greek parties for a well-balanced girl-to-guy ratio, with both sides looking their best.

The fraternities and sororities at New Paltz are notably diverse and open-minded. There are also specific organizations for students of various ethnic backgrounds, like Sigma Lambda Gamma, a Latina sorority. Recently, Delta Lambda Phi, a gay fraternity, has been pushing for official recognition from SUNY. If Greek life isn't your thing, not to worry: Most NP students are not involved in Greek life in any way and prefer to get their socialization on outside of Greek culture.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
3%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
4%
Freshman Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
10
Number of Sororities
14
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Delta Phi
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Pi Alpha Nu
  • Sigma Beta Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Phi
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Pi
  • Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Kappa Delta Phi
  • Lambda Tau Omega
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Omega Phi Chi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma
  • Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Tau Omega
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Omega Phi Chi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
Other Greek Organizations
  • Associate Greek Council
  • Inter-Fraternity Council
  • Latino Greek Council
  • National Panhellenic Conference
  • National Pan-Hellenic Conference

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 97 responses

  • 7% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 58% 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.
  • 31% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 96 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 62% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 16% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 14% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 97 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 66% Somewhat easy.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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