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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big, but there are options if you don't want to be a part of it

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is both good and bad here. If you want to be Greek, it's usually great, and people really enjoy it. However, being non-Greek can be pretty tough. A large amount of students are Greek, so sometimes I do feel left out. Also, Greek life is expensive so it can contribute to class differences at Wake. I hate the stereotypes that come with Greek life, whether it be a stereotype about a certain fraternity or sorority or just a stereotype about Greeks or non-Greeks. The parties run by Greeks are usually a lot of fun, and while you have to "know someone" to get in as a non-Greek, most parties are open to everyone.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek and non-Greek tensions run high most of the time

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am in a sorority at Wake and I love it! Rush was a bit crazy and for some girls can be rough. The key with rushing is because it is second semester, try to get to know some older girls in different sororities first semester. Also rush being second semester is great because then you have tons of friends that joined other sororities.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love the Greek life here. I don't think that there is any type of animosity between Greeks and non Greeks but unfortunately I do think it's possible for non Greeks to feel left out sometimes. Most of the big parties are frat parties but the guys are usually pretty open and allow people of any affiliation to come

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Greek life at Wake Forest is certainly big, but there are other options, too. However, especially as a freshman and sophomore, Greek life is going to be a huge part of the social scene. Most students will find their niche of friends, both Greek and independent, and what frat/sorority you are in becomes less important in your junior and senior years.

The dynamic at Wake Forest is a bit different because there is no frat row. Rather, frats and sororities have blocks of housing and lounges located in the upperclassmen residence halls. Frats have parties in both their lounges and off-campus houses, but they are generally open to everyone, regardless of affiliation. Rushing at Wake is deferred, which means you do not rush until your second semester freshman year. Some people also choose to rush first semester of their sophomore year. Most students agree that Greek life can be a great experience. You get a core group of friends, and it is a great avenue to be involved within the campus community. However, rest assured, it is possible to have a great social life without being in a frat or sorority.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Theta Chi
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Beta Gamma
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 47 responses

  • 64% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 9% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 26% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 2% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 46 responses

  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 30% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 30% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 30% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 46 responses

  • 11% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 83% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 2% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 46 responses

  • 4% Very easy.
  • 39% Somewhat easy.
  • 43% Somewhat difficult.
  • 13% Very difficult.
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