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Greek Life


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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: No greek life at the school

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have greek life but the sorority that comes to our campus are all clones.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is not much to say about Greek life at Wesleyan College. Wesleyan College is not a sorority; however, this institution is grounded on a strong love for sisterhood throughout campus. Wesleyan College has a class-system in which each class is classified by the class colors, graduation year, and mascot. Although Wesleyan College is not a sorority, we uphold class traditions, cheers, and songs similar to a sorority.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek at School – There is no Greek life here at Wesleyan. There is one frat which is treated more as a business club.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: No Greek Here! We don't have Greek life on campus because we have our own system. Each class has their own mascot and color, and best of all, we're all sisters!

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Although Wesleyan College was the founding institution of both Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Mu, there is no longer Greek life on campus. According to Wesleyan's archives, sororities proved to be the source of conflict and elitism among the women on campus; therefore, they were banned in 1910. That being said, however, the sororities formed the basis for the new class system and many social traditions that continue today. A student automatically becomes a member of a sisterhood class as soon as she is accepted into the College. The four class mascots are the Golden Hearts, the Purple Knights, the Pirates, and the Green Knights. Each mascot remains with a class throughout the four years a student attends Wesleyan, and then they are passed down to the incoming freshmen after a class graduates. Thus, the spirit and compassion shared among the classes result in a unanimous sentiment called, "sisterhood."

Many Wesleyan women participate in sisterhood activities, yet a portion of the population chooses to remain uninvolved. Each and every activity is optional, creating an accepting environment among the women on campus.

Facts & Statistics

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Did You Know?
  • The marble fountain found on campus was given to the school in 1951 by Alpha Delta Pi in order to honor its three founders. Today, the fountain is the site of most Wesleyan pep rallies.
  • Alpha Delta Pi was founded at Wesleyan College in 1851. One year later, Phi Mu was founded in 1852.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 5% 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.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 95% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 19 responses

  • 21% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 58% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 0% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 21% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 100% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 20 responses

  • 45% Very easy.
  • 20% Somewhat easy.
  • 15% Somewhat difficult.
  • 20% Very difficult.
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