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UG answering questions about Greek Life

USCfraternity4USCfraternity4 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
I'm currently an undergrad answering questions about greek life. I am a member of a fraternity that is top 5, but I will not say which. I have an unbiased opinion so feel free to ask me about anything.
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  • coffeebeanncoffeebeann Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    What do you actually do when you go greek?? like whats the greek life like besides all the partying? and are there a large percentage of people on the campus or undergraduates who go greek? thanks
  • ilovemyego23ilovemyego23 Registered User Posts: 313 Member
    Can you tell me about the NPHC Fraternities and Sororities?Do they have any presence at all on campus, or only the white frats and sors do?
  • USCfraternity4USCfraternity4 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    coffeebeann- So the actual number for greek life are something like 25-30% are greek in the school. However, I'd highly suggest that if you are somewhat social in high school it'd be in your best interest to go greek. If you're ok sticking to your own group and don't place a high priority on meeting tons of people then you don't have to go greek. When you're in a fraternity or sorority it mostly is a social club. You will be best friends with your brothers/sisters, get great internships, meet tons of people, participate in philanthropies, and other things. As is USC, the greek system connections will last your entire life and jobs/internships will be much easier to come by.
  • USCfraternity4USCfraternity4 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    ilovemyego23- Ummm I would say they don't really intertwine with the white frats and sororities and stay more within their own group. I know they do some cool stuff when it comes to putting on shoes and I have some friends that go to their parties/events and they seem fun. But they do not really mix or crossover with the white fraternities and just do their own thing.
  • Leye13Leye13 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    How much of being in a sorority/fraternity is drinking? I am social but do not drink, would there be anything for me to do at parties? Also, how do NPHC Fraternities and Sororities work? I am multiracial, and never quite sure where I fit with those types of things.
  • USCfraternity4USCfraternity4 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Umm drinking is definitely part of it. You can get by by not drinking, but there will definitely be nights with drinking. Girls maybe not so much as there is no real pledging semester and you can go to parties and just deny drinks, but if you're a male then drinking will likely happen. That being said you don't have to become an alcoholic, but if you plan on joining a frat, expect to drink at least a little bit. While I am not in one of these frats, I am pretty sure they keep to themselves as in they do stuff with other NPHC fraternities and sororities. I know they usually hold events like step competitions and stuff like that, but they do not interact with the other social fraternities too much. I've heard they are fraternities and sororities that represent all black colleges like Spellman and Howard, but take that with a grain of salt.
  • Leye13Leye13 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    I'm a girl- and I like to go to parties, just not drink at them. But, I don't want to be sitting in the corner or something because there's nothing else to do.
  • USCfraternity4USCfraternity4 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    You can definitely get by without drinking. While I think drinking is part of the experience, I understand it's not for everyone and you can still hang out with your girlfriends at parties. Girls always travel in groups.
  • cornerstatecornerstate Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    What are the stereotypes that come with being a girl in greek? I have a friend who is apart of DG at USC and says that you certainly get grouped into being a "type." Is there one sorority that the guys find to be more well rounded and generally the best group of down to earth girls?
  • USCfraternity4USCfraternity4 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    When it comes to well roundedness, my opinion is kappa or theta, but i think there is well rounded girls in every house. and everyone's opinion would change depending on who you ask
  • MistaDeeMistaDee Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    Have you found that with such a formal, structured social organization that you aren't able to meet as many independents as you otherwise might? Do you ever feel stigmatized because of your status as a "frat boy?" And do you live on the Row?
  • USCfraternity4USCfraternity4 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Ummm you meet a lot of people from dorms freshman year. Dependent on where you live, there will be a lot of gdi's you know from there. I've met a few, but I'd say that I predominantly am friends with people in the greek system. Nothing against independents you just meet way more sorority girls through different events and such. I would say I'm in a top house so when I tell people that, they assume I'm a frat star. However, I don't look at it like a bad thing, and usually people stereotype you just cause you're in frat. And no I don't live in, but know a lot who do.
  • MistaDeeMistaDee Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    Do you feel there's a big riff between independents and greeks?
  • statlantastatlanta Registered User Posts: 732 Member
    How is TKE there? I know it's huge, but are the guys jerks from what you know? What is their reputation on campus?
  • ilovemyego23ilovemyego23 Registered User Posts: 313 Member
    Why is there no integration or even much acknowledgment from White greeks to Black greeks.

    There is no segregation right? I find what you said really disturbing in that you were like "Oh they do their own thing. I don't know and don't care, but I heard they do cool stuff."

    I hope there is no big separation on campus between races.
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