There is a good amount of fraternities and sororities on campus, but they do not play a huge role in the social scene. These organizations are only really important to the people that are in them, causing an inadvertent separation between Greek members and non-Greek members. This being said, fraternities and sororities are a great way to meet new friends, but they are not necessary to fit in. Fraternities and sororities also throw a lot of functions and parties. The formals are members-only, but they throw many parties that are open to all. These usually cost $5 to get in and have kegs placed throughout the house. Students don’t have to be members of the organizations to find out about the parties—they are often advertised so members can make money.
There are a few different opinions of Greek students from non-Greek students. Some think Greek students feel they are better than everyone else, while others just don’t care for the whole idea of fraternities or sororities at all. Other students like these organizations because they throw good parties or help them make new friends. If there is one thing the Greek organizations at WVU do extremely well, it’s give back to the community. They host more than their share of charitable events, clothing drives, and raffles to help organizations and people in need. While WVU Greek students may not dominate the campus, they do help dominate where it counts, and that is in the community.