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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Some groups are known for better things than others.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There are multiple Greek houses on/near campus.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: overall the gendered elitist system of fraternities and sororities is antiquated

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life, like sports, is present at Tufts but not a reason to attend. They are pretty low-key and care more about their community than their national affiliations. They throw the parties and have a presence on campus, but there is no pressure or judgement regardless of whether or not you rush.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very important to a number of people in college. It not only plays a big hand for them in creating the full college experience, but sororities and fraternities can also offer their members support and a good resource for making connections towards their future careers. For me, I don't have much of an interest in them.

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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 78 responses

  • 13% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 68% 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.
  • 18% 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 78 responses

  • 4% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 55% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 31% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 10% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 79 responses

  • 32% Very easy.
  • 51% Somewhat easy.
  • 16% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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