Thirty-five percent of Emory students belong to one of our 11 national sororities or 15 national fraternities. Greek organizations here are passionate and active, but they do not dominate the social scene or the membership mindset on campus. Most of our students, including those in sororities and fraternities, give their time and energy to multiple organizations, not just one or two. Recruitment takes place second semester, so first-year students have some time to acclimate to college life before formally affiliating with a sorority or fraternity.
Extracurricular Activities: Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., Volunteering at Wesley Woods Center, dance
“To be Greek is to have so many more opportunities to voice your opinion and be a catalyst in the community as a whole. If you have an idea, the Greek community allows you to have a greater chance at executing plans that you might have through the network of support.
“Students absolutely don't have to be Greek to have a social life at Emory. People have their own ways and means of making friendships and relationships that last a lifetime.
“Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. is Emory’s first and only Asian-interest sorority.”
Providence, Rhode Island
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Theta Pi, Philanthropy Co-chair, Greek Board of Directors
“Being Greek means a lot to me. It’s more than a brotherhood of very close friends and more than a collection of people with similar interests. Being Greek means that you are part of something bigger: you are part of a family who is with you both during good and hard times. Every week our brotherhood holds events for everyone in the fraternity to attend, ranging from lectures to club sport and varsity matches.
“Plenty of my friends are not Greek and they have a great social life at Emory, doing all the same things as fraternities do: philanthropy and IM sports, hanging out and parties.”