Vanderbilt Frat Reputations?

Hi all,

I learned this week that I’ll be going to Vanderbilt in the fall, and I’m looking to get a sense of the Greek culture on campus.

Could anyone give a general rundown of the fraternities, and what they’re known for? One sentence would suffice. (EG: “the ones that drink so much they end up in the paper” or “the academic ones”)

Greek life hasn’t been huge in my family so I’m kind of flying blind. Thanks in advance!

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You will have the opportunity to visit each of the Fraternities. Once you are on campus, you will get a feel for each house. IMHO, no freshman should join a Fraternity or Sorority the first semester of freshman year. Some schools have a delayed recruitment, but most do not. It is a large time and financial commitment. I’ve seen (as a former advisor to a national sorority) many students truly struggle with all that is on their plate freshman year. Something to think about.

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At the recent (mid December) tour of the Vanderbilt we were told that their Greek recruitment is delayed until the spring each year. It was also shared that their Greek life is more integrated into the general campus life.

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One thing my D found interesting is that only officers live on the houses.

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Yep, only top 5 officers of each sorority or fraternity. It was interesting!

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I was just admitted Vanderbilt ED and am wondering the same thing. Greekrank is not very helpful.

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Congrats, @collegeseeker01! Is Greek life experience important to you? Talking to current students is the best way to figure things out. All the best!

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Let me know if you find any good info! Two heads are better than one.

We have a friend who is a current freshman. He said there have been lots on informal events at all the greek houses in the fall so new students can meet the members and get a feel for the culture of each chapter. You will have time to learn more about the houses first semester before formal rush in the Spring. I think it’s a great way to do it rather than jumping right in before classes even start and perhaps ending up at a house that isn’t the right fit. Plus, you have a semester to adjust to college life and classes before the added commitments that come during the pledge period. Congrats to you. My daughter will be joining you there as a Civil Engineering major! Anchor Down!

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