Greek life is definitely visible on campus, and students are aware of its presence. It does not, however, dominate the social scene in any way. Many students who choose to go Greek do so under little or no pressure. There are plenty of Greek organizations to join on campus, and each is different and unique in its own way—there’s a lot of time to get to know them before deciding to pledge. Overall, the Greek community accounts for a very small percentage of students. Joining will obviously earn you some new friends and resources for entertainment and leadership; choosing not to join, though, shouldn’t have any effect on you at all. Many who are involved in the fraternities and sororities feel that Greek life is a rewarding opportunity, and have no regrets.
For those who don’t go Greek, many find they can still hang out with Greek friends, or attend functions and parties. It will be a little more difficult to get into parties if you’re a guy, but with all the house parties in the area, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. In everyday life, the Greek system is seen as just another part of campus, and there’s little to no tension between Greeks and non-Greeks.