If you go Greek, it will likely be a dominant part of your college life, but if you decide that it isn’t your thing, the Greek scene won’t affect you at all. There is the option of going to frat and sorority parties during the fall semester, and the opportunity to rush and pledge in the spring semester. Other than being bombarded with people wearing Greek T-shirts, flip-flops, pins, etc., there is not much Greek on the Tulane campus.
People who are in fraternities and sororities are very loyal to their organization and make it a priority right up there with school work. You rarely ever hear of someone hating the Greek system, and few leave fraternities/sororities once they’ve joined. Greek life is a great way to make new friends, boyfriends and girlfriends, and connections for the future. Greek students tend to be fiercely loyal to their organizations and to their pledge groups, and many of these loyalties extend beyond the college years.
At Tulane, you won’t feel pressured to join one of these organizations, and your social life isn’t going to suffer if you choose to avoid pledging. Being in a sport or a club can provide almost the same network as any sorority or fraternity and can be just as fun.