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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think they are a very good option to have for those looking for a way to make a lot of friends in a short amount of time. I personally am not involved in Greek life, but many of my friends are, and I think it is great to have.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Pretty good mix of Greek and non-Greek students. Nobody really cares whether you are a member or not, you can get into most parties if you want to

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: For those in the Greek community, it becomes a big part of their college experience. For those not in it, it does not really affect them that much except for the frat parties.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a great and necessary part of life on campus. It gives younger students without as many connections a good option for going out and many upperclassmen also go to the parties. Most members are friendly and welcoming.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really associate with Greek life, but from what I know they throw parties often and do some things for the community. It is a pretty average Greek life scene.

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The nice thing about the Greek system at Tufts is that they are always looking for new members, so almost all students get to sample what the system is like through open parties and other events. The pressure to join isn’t strong, and if you choose not to, you won’t be excluded. If you decide that Greek life is not your thing, don’t fear. It doesn’t dominate the social scene, and there are plenty of other options.

Recently, the administration has been cracking down on the Greek system in an attempt to add more unity, charity efforts, and safety to the system. Complaints about the administration trying to eliminate the Greek system are commonplace on campus. However, in the face of adversity, the community appears to be more unified than ever. But, without a doubt, there will be major changes in the Greek system in upcoming years, some for better, others for worse.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Rho Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
  • Omega Phi Beta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Intergreek Council (IGC)
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 51 responses

  • 14% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 63% 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.
  • 22% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 51 responses

  • 6% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 57% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 29% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 51 responses

  • 35% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 2% No special housing is available.
  • 63% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 52 responses

  • 37% Very easy.
  • 50% Somewhat easy.
  • 12% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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