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Greek Life

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life, but my friends in Greek life do great things for the community.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Because they are still people but they are always willing to help out and make a change in the community

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is exactly how it's depicted; they do some good things for the community but at the end of the day most of the fears are about partying, girls, and booze. We even had a frat get kicked off campus in the 2015-2016 year.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks at my school are really involved when it comes to community service and other student organizations.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know anything about Greek life to be honest.

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Whether it is some fraternity’s toga party or a sorority’s semi-formal, joining Greek life at Towson can be a lot of fun. The students who are involved in Greek life claim that it has a highly visible role on campus, and many students involved say they cannot imagine having a good college experience at TU without joining a sorority or a fraternity.

But, joining a sorority or fraternity at Towson can be awfully time consuming, since meetings and events are held almost every week, or at least every other. As a result, many who are involved in Greek life may say that it plays a big role on campus because they are constantly around it. As a student in Towson, you are bound to come across Greeks wearing their letters just about every day, but a good majority of students choose not to join and are content with their decisions. Furthermore, those who are not involved in Greek life do not think it dominates the social scene at all.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
7%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
7%
Number of Fraternities
14
Number of Sororities
14
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Nu Omega
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Nu Omega
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Sigma Chi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
Zeta Sigma Chi
Other Greek Organizations
  • Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
  • National Panhellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Association (PHA)
  • Unified Greek Council (UGC)
Did You Know?
Once a year, Towson has Greek Sing, which involves a song and dance competition among the sororities and fraternities. During Homecoming, Greeks and other organizations hold events like Yell like Hell, Chalk the Walk, Olympics, and tailgating.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 210 responses

  • 35% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 50% 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.
  • 9% 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 209 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 47% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 19% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 20% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 209 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 47% Somewhat easy.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.

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