Emory has every club available and if they don't have one you can make one. I have seen several clubs start up -student government also provides funding to startups. Emory stresses volunteering on its applications so the majority of the students continue this thread while at school. Volunteer Emory is a large organization that has many service trips that span different charities throughout the year. For students interested in business, Goizueta Investors is the most popular club and connects underclassman with those in the business school. Greek Life dominates 1/3 of the school and provides a social outlet for those who want to be involved. Club tennis and soccer are also played frequently. For those interested in different niches Emory offers everything from culinary cub to salsa club. All of these clubs are a great way to meet new people and learn as well as better adjust to campus.
I think almost everyone on campus is involved with either a community service initiative or a part of Greek life, or in both. There are a bunch of multicultural organizations, but they tend to stick together moreso than the other members of community service and greek life who seem to branch out more to others. I am involved with numerous global health organizations since health is a big part of Emory's curriculum. Students are involved with the Atlanta community as a part of Volunteer Emory or other service organizations. Athletic events aren't really big here, but I think artistic student groups are pretty fun and well attended. A lot of alums attend the soccer games, but other than that, I am not sure about the other sports. The dating scene usually starts as an upperclassmen, but the hook up culture is definitely prevalent. A lot of the activities for students in their free time involve playing sports, going to frat parties, and checking out local clubs/bars in the Atlanta area.
Traditions like Wonderful Wednesday, Homecoming parade, concerts on campus, and alumni day, etc. all help to bring the Emory community together. People here know how to prioritize and so a lot of studying occurs before a lot of partying. I think there's almost as much studying as there is partying, which is a lot, but I think students know what is more important. I think Greek life is a big thing here, but it is actually okay to not be a part of since it isn't the only thing you can do. There are so many students not involved in Greek life but also know how to have a good time. However, if you are looking for a socially organized schedule of events and you spend a lot of time at the frats, you should rush.
Dance, acapella, and cultural performances can also be found around campus, just be on the lookout because these are hidden gems!
The student group that I am most involved with is the newspaper, The Emory Wheel. It is a great group of people for working with and for just hanging out with. I am not involved with Greek life directly but thee sororities and fraternities do have a pretty large presence on our campus. Even if you are not Greek, you can attend most of the frat parties and mixers. The brothers and sisters are very open to hanging out with non-Greeks.
My two favorite student activities are Dooley's Week and SongFest. Dooley's Week is an annual celebration in the spring that honors our unofficial mascot named Dooley. The week involves lots of free food, usually a stand up comedian and of course a few concerts and its all for free. SongFest is something that you go through only once at the beginning of your freshmen year. You and your dorm sing and dance in the Woodruff PE Center (aka the WoodPEC), competing against the other dorms.
The most popular student groups, activities and teams on campus are Greek life, the Student Programming Council, College Council, Wonderful Wednesdays, No Strings Attached a cappella group, the Indian Cultural Exchange, Korean Undergraduate Student Association, the mens' soccer, baseball and basketball teams, Karma Bhangra dance group, and AHANA dance group.
I've been a part of the Student Programming Council since I was a freshman, and now as a senior, I'm the president. SPC, as we're known, is responsible for planning all the university-wide student events, including concerts, comedians, carnivals, field days, trivia nights, etc. In the past we've brought artists, such as Big Boi, Wiz Khalifa, NERD, Third Eye Blind, Matt and Kim, One Republic, Girl Talk, Super Mash Bros, B.O.B. and T.I. We also give out the most free t-shirts and food to students throughout the year. We plan the biggest events on campus, like Homecoming Week and Dooley's Week, dedicated to our unofficial skeleton mascot. These weeklong events usually include a couple of concerts and a comedian. Being a member has been one of the best and most fun experiences I've had at Emory.
Student government groups, like the College Council and the Student Government Association, bring educational speakers like Soledad O'Brien, Spike Lee and Cornell West.
Athletic events don't get too much of a show at Emory. Few students usually attend sporting events, but the most popular among them are the men's soccer, baseball and basketball games.
Dance, theater and cultural groups are also a big source of Emory student activities. There are at least two dance shows per semester, as well as at least two theater productions per semester. Tickets usually sell out quickly so students buy them in advance.
Emory also has a really great student activity called Wonderful Wednesdays where student groups gather in the center of campus at Asbury Circle every Wednesday for a few hours to publicize future events, promote their clubs or just to hang out. There's usually free food and there's always music playing. The tradition stemmed from the 1970s when the then president of Emory cancelled Wednesday classes in hopes that a mid-week break would encourage students to study more. Classes were reinstated some time later and Wonderful Wednesdays came back in 2005, thanks to the work of a secret society, as the weekly club gathering it is today. It's almost impossible to avoid stopping and hanging out for a while at WW.
Social life at Emory gets a bad reputation because we're known as a smart school, but most students generally go out every weekend. Students in Greek life tend to party and go out the most about 3-4 nights a week to frat parties or local bars. Students who aren't in Greek life often go to house parties or local bar areas around Atlanta. There's a lot to do in Atlanta and on campus if you're not Greek. To show a little bit of that variety, last weekend I went to a Christmas-themed frat party one night and the next night I went to a small, local bar that encourages its patrons to play board games while they drink. Tuesday and Thursday nights are also really big going out nights at Emory.
There are fewer weekend activities on campus that don't involve drinking than those activities that do, but there is a lot of university-sponsored late night programming on Friday and Saturday nights, like karaoke, food fairs and movie nights in our cinema. Students can also go off campus through our shuttle programs to museums, parks, malls or the aquarium, which is really popular in Atlanta.
Greek life is quite big at Emory, more than most people who don't go to Emory think, but it's not as big as it would be in a state school for example. I have as many friends in Greek life as I do outside of Greek life. Most of my current close friends lived in my hall freshman year but I've also met many more close friends through my sorority and through Greek life. In the residence halls, it seems that most students in older dorms leave their doors open more than students who live in the newer dorms that have been built throughout the last four years. In any case, it's really easy to meet people at Emory, whether it be through your residence hall, Greek life, student clubs or through mutual friends.
Greek life is definitely a prominent aspect of Emory's social life. There are constantly parties on frat row, date parties on the weekend and mixers throughout the year. Letter shirts and bags are a large part of students wardrobe and Rush in the Spring is a very big deal. I am a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and I have met some of my closest friends since joining as well as enjoyed some of my best moments from the parties. Many students want to be a part of Greek life here, many students become a part of it and many students make it their entire lives.
BUT, Greek life at Emory is what you make of it. Yes, it can define who you are during your four years here and yes, it can determine your entire social life but only if you want it to. Given most Emory students are involved in so many other activities, Greek life is not the biggest part of people's lives at this school. Many students like myself, use it as a social outlet only but become involved in many other things on campus. Unlike many other schools, the sorority or fraternity you join does not dictate your friend group. Emory students have friends from all greek affiliations and other organizations on campus.
And if you don't want to go Greek, don't worry about it, thats great too. You do not have to be in Greek life to have a social life at Emory at all. There are so many social outlets and so many other student groups and types of people here that it doesn't even matter. Not to mention, students rush in the Spring which gives you ample time to develop a group of friends and get involved before Greek life even starts. So if you want to join a sorority or fraternity, you will have an amazing time. If you don't think its for you, I promise you will still have an incredible experience at Emory.
Emory's student activities cover a broad range, although some are definitely more popular than others. Religious and ethnic groups are generally large and very active, setting up events not just for their constituents but for the student body at large as well. Volunteer Emory runs events constantly, and many students involve themselves in the service projects around the community. Political groups also have large followings, and attract prominent speakers throughout the year. Candidates for political offices in Georgia make campaign stops on campus, and prominent politicians from across the country, most recently Mitt Romney.
Fraternities and sororities make up a large part of the Emory social scene, with most estimates being around one third of undergraduates. Weekends are typically dominated by frat parties, although service trips during the day and occasional alcohol-free programming happen too. Clubs are popular for weeknights as well. although many students choose not to drink, a large amount of Emory students do - it's not difficult to get access to drinks if you're interested, even as an underage student. Marijuana is definitely popular on campus, but harder drugs are much rarer, although not completely non-existent. Emory's dating scene is more typically a hook-up culture, although some people do end up in committed relationships.
Sporting events are not very popular, due partly to the lack of any big time sports programs and also to the lack of publicity for sporting events, but the arts are definitely prominent at Emory. Theater, a capella performances, concerts and art galleries often sell out, and there are typically events of some sort occurring every week.
Emory has a few very fun customs. The year begins for Freshmen with Songfest, which takes place at the very end of orientation. Each Freshman Hall spends the week practicing song and dance routines that were written by the RAs and SAs in each building, and then have to perform it in front of the entire class. Although some kids decide not to go, most Freshman attend, and the atmosphere gets very intense as people try and win the competition. Another major tradition is Dooley's Week, which takes place in the spring. Dooley, a skeleton who is the unofficial mascot of Emory, wanders around campus throughout the week dismissing students from class by showing up. The entire week is full of partying and events, including food tasting, comedians, and concerts (this year features Kid Cudi and Girl Talk).
The most popular groups on campus are probably Volunteer Emory and Greek Life, though I'm not really involved in either. (I do community service though).
I'm involved with debate; I started in college. There are extremely few schools where a student with little to no prior debating experience could learn to debate in college, and I'm so grateful to the Barkley Forum and Emory for the opportunity. I'm also involved with APO, a national service fraternity, that I love. It's a great mix of service and a few social events per semester.
I think most people meet their closest friends in their dorm their freshman year. However, I met my closest friends in my Freshman Advising and Mentoring at Emory group (FAME), through Alpha Phi Omega, through debate, and classes.
If I'm awake at 2am on a Tuesday, I'm probably doing homework and getting irritated because I know I have to get up in 5 or 6 hours.
Traditions/ Events: Dooley's Week, Dooley's Ball, (previously described), lots of speakers and events...my brain is a bit fuzzy because I'm on summer break, but there are lots of things going on!
If I'm awake at 2 am on a:
Monday: I'm probably at the student newspaper.
Tuesday: I'm doing homework.
Wednesday: I'm doing homework.
Thursday: I'm at the paper. Hopefully I'll get home soon?
Friday and Saturday: Hanging out with friends and going to a party (or going from one party to another? Maybe it's a little late for that by 2...) or watching a movie if nothing's going on.
Sunday: scrambling to get work done!
What to do on a Saturday night that doesn't involve drinking: Just go hang out with people anyway! Don't feel like you have to drink. (Granted, a little alcohol may help things along a bit, but it definitely depends on who you talk to.)
Leaving doors open: YES in freshman dorms. Good times. This year, not so much, but it's ok. We still hang in the hall a lot and it's totally fun.
Traditions: Band parties! Homecoming and Dooley's Week (spirit weeks, basically)! Wonderful Wednesday (every other Wednesday, organizations table, there's often free food and music. Watch out, and you might find a moon bounce in the middle of campus... haha)! First Fridays (first Friday of the month = a cappella concert. You should go, even if you think a cappella is weird or freaky at first; it's fun to go to these and other concerts to support your musical friends)! ...and i'm sure there's tons more...
The school has social clubs instead of fraternities/sororities; however, some students do join greek organizations once the go to Atlanta.
Go College Bowl. And the school's plays are fantastic.
track is really fun
There are hundreds of clubs and organizations to choose from and lots of ways to get involved on campus, whether it is being president of a club or working with a professor. students are always very friendly with one another, and even though we don't have a football team many people go out to support the baseball and basketball and soccer teams. Greek life is not the way it is at a state university. It is pretty small at Emory, and all the people in fraternities and sororities know each other very well. It's almost like a family, and I have really enjoyed being a part of it.
The weirdest thing about leaving Emory to go visit home is getting use to my parents' sleep schedule. My household is asleep by 10 but at school 10 is when studying starts or hanging out with your friends begins. I haven't gone to sleep the same day that I've woken up in a year.
THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO, but you have to get out there and get involved on your own. No one is going to force you to do anything, so its up to you how involved you get. There are so many clubs its unreal.
There used to be more social outings, like club nights for mostly Emory kids, when I was a freshmen, not so much now. I don't mind it, but I'm sure the freshmen do, I know I would have.
Tuesdays are popular for upperclassmen and those with fake IDs. That's when people go to the bars.
Frat parties are every other weekend or so. They're fun if you like to drink.
If drinking isn't your thing, there are plenty of music concerts that come through Atlanta, shows, the movies, festivals, awesome restaurants. There's always something to do. You may have to do some research, though, for cool off-campus stuff.
Greek life is huge and if you dont do it your social life will suffer. Tuesday nights people go out to Virginia Highlands to the bars(Moes and Joes, Neighbors, or Anoche). Thursday night is usually a club night. Friday night is usually kinda slow but people just go to Maggies. Saturday is usually some kind of frat party. On any of those 4 nights people will always go to Maggies later in the night. It's the easiest bar to get into and everyone from Emory goes.
oxford social life sucks,everyone goes to atlanta
no football team. period. lack of school spirit. people usually don't give a damn about school events. but people party a lot. frat parties are fun but not always. people often go out to midtown, buckhead, atlantic station, decatur and little five points where people can have A LOT of fun. i met my closest friend from living in the same dorm. i lived in old turman my freshman year and that's i'd say where i had the most fun in college. greek life isn't that important i'd say. emory greeks are not hardcore anyways compare to other schools. it's all up to students, if you want to experience the greek then go for it, but if not, don't worry about it. not of a big deal here at emory.
Emory activities are many and diverse...it's great! It is difficult to find out about all the activities as a graduate student though.
White fraternities. The basketball team is composed of 19 players, from all classes. We're relatively close and practice a lot, and put a lot of time into the sport but it pays off and is a lot of fun. Yes. Not very popular. Popular. Not popular. The dating scene, im not really sure about. Through my roommate. Studying or talking with friends. Dooley's ball where our unofficial mascot walks the campus cancelling classes, there are also concerts. People party often. Very important. I went to a surprise birthday party. Go to the movies, go to the party, go ingo the city. Go to a sporting event, out to dinner, go to a club, get my haircut, go food shopping, and to the mall.
it is good
Depends what you're into, there's something for everyone. I'm on the Varsity soccer team, it gives me a different dynamic on campus and a seperate group of kids to socialize and hang out with outside of my other friends. Many students do leave their doors open in the dorms. Guest speakers are extremely important and well recieved. I met my closest friends freshman year on my friend from home's hall. Frats and sororities are what you make of them. They're not necessary but they can be fun and open up a larger social scene for you at school. It helps to make the school feel smaller. Intramural sports are huge here, and a few sport's seasons take place every semester. Championships are highly coveted. You have the whole city of Atlanta right next door to you. There's a lot to do that doesnt involve drinking from shopping to entertainment.
social life gets way boring because its very repetitive
It depends on what people are interested in. Sororities and fraternities play a big role in determining that.
I'm in ICE, HSC, Ngambika, Hughes, etc. Just trying to get involved in different things.
Some not many.
It depends on whether we know the people playing or if there will be door prizes/food.
Guest speakers are popular by certain groups. There are always a good amount of people at all guest speaker lectures.
There are also a lot of people at theater performances, many are there due to class requirements as opposed to because of interest, but they end up enjoying most of them.
Dating is good. A lot of people go to different schools nearby to date.
I met my closest friends the first week of school at Hughes.
Dooley's ball week.
Many party Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. I don't see how that's possible.
Frats and sororities are a big part of most Emory students' lives.
Last weekend was the one weekend I went home.
Saturday nights usually involve hanging out with friends watching movies and/or playing cards.
Off campus.. shop.. movie at Lenox.. nice dinner in buckhead via the Lenox shuttle
social life is dominated by frats.
The Club Sports scene on Campus is great. Since our varsity sports aren't hugely popular, a lot of people come out for our club sports instead to watch. Rugby and Lacrosse are two that are very popular, and very competative in their respective leagues. I play lacrosse, and am happy to say that we are currently ranked number 5 in the nation for club lacrosse B level, playing a competative mix of teams from Minnesota, Ohio, and beyond. We will most likely be attending the national tournament in Dallas at the end of the year. The commitment is only 4 days a week, so it doesn't take over your life, but it's still enough to play the sport you love. And the guys are great. This goes for other club sports here too.
sports teams and greek organizations are most popular. many people in dorms leave doors open. athletic events are not very popular, definitely not speakers or theater. closest friends i met through dorm life and sports. not excessive partying. frat's and soritities are HUGE.
I always leave my dorm door open. I feel that in the beginning of the year it was a great way to meet other incoming freshman. I think that athletic events should become more popular. Having been a cheerleader at a spirited high school I miss watching basketball games. I think that the social scene at emory is great. I love the fact that I am in a sorority. It enables me to get involved in philanthropic events as well as social events such as mixers with fraternities and other sororities. Joining a soririty was a great way to make new friends on campus. Since emory is located in a metropolitan area there are lots of things to do on the weekends that are off campus: movies, shows, museums, acquarium, atheltic events, etc.
Social life at Emory is great for being such an academic school.
Fraternity Row is a street of about 10 fraternity houses, always hosting parties and different events for all of the Emory Students. The parties are always sick, and have free beer/alcohol.
There are usually Emory Club nights, where a club in atlanta has been reserved for the night solely for Emory students. These are great events and are always a lot of fun. They definitely occur on a weekly basis for the most part.
There is a bar close to Emory called Maggies where all the students tend to end up at every night that they go out. usually doesn't get going till about 1:00-1:30 but usually a good time if your drunk. It really is kind of a shitty bar but they are easy on ids so a lot of students like to go there and party.
not much social life outside of greek life
ICE is a popular student group. In ICE we hold many indian cultural functions. all the students in my dorm are very accepting of each other. I have no knowledge of dating, so far it seems unpopular. my closest friend is from my hometown actually, but otherwise it was through class.
If I am awake at 2 am I either had a terrible nightmare or, I was thirsty.
people party on my floor party every weekend
I like the idea of a fraternity but I did not join one, I will probably do one next year.
last weekend I hung out
I have not had alcohol since I have come to campus so I have a lot of things to do without alcohol.
Most popular groups is definitely Greek Life. STudents in my dorm all leave their doors open. Athletic events are not popular at all, I've been to many of them and not to many students at all show up to watch. People date but random hook ups are more popular. I met my closest friends from home. 2 am on a tuesday im still partying. There are 4 nights a week when people go out, most people go out 2 or 3 of them.
Social life really revolves around the frats here. Like 35% of students are in greek life. They throw the only all-Emory parties, have mixers and date parties between frats and sororities, and take part in all the IM sports. I really can't say enough about the greek life on campus. It's so much better than what I thought it would be, and what I had envisioned it being before I came here.
There are big traditional parties that happen in each frat every year...a lot of fun and different stuff happens all the time in regards to parties and night-time events. Party nights are Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday. A lot of people who go out on Thursday won't go out on Friday, and then they'll go out Saturday night.
Awake on a Tuesday night at 2am? I could be out partying, but there's a 95% chance that I'm either studying or screwing around in my room or in the dorm with my friends.
Greek life is the most popular. I'm a pledge in a fraternity. Some students leave their doors open, none go to athletic events. No one goes to speakers unless they're big. No one goes to theatre. Dating is only for people in a relationship. I met my closest friends because they live on my floor, which I got very very lucky with. I'm either watching TV/studying because I didn't go out, or I'm at Maggies'. People go out tuesday thursday-saturday. Traditions each year are the same parties all the frats throw. Frats/Sororities are very important. I went out with my friends and drank.
Fraternity life, intramurals. in good dorm rooms they do. athletic events are not popular. I met my closest friends through a friend from back home and my fraternity. Studying or getting ready to go to bed. I dunno, i've only been here one year. thursday, friday saturday, sometimes tuesday. fraternities and sororities are important a great way to meet people. worked most of the weekend. Study or drink soda. Eat dinner go to movies etc
Greek life his popular. Maggies is a popular bar for Emory students. People don't really go into the city that much. The club scene is not huge either.
Greek life is really big especially for the underclassman. Clubs are fun to go to first semester.
The most popular group on campus is greek life an this has an overwhelming presence on social life and interactions. Most students in my dorm leave their doors closed. Most school events are not attended and aren't popular. The dating scene is decent but its often tough in college. I met my closest friends here because they are in my fraternity or they live on my floor. At 2am on tuesday I am either studying, at maggies, or playing video games. Greek life is very important for being plugged into a social scene and helps to develop a lot of close friends. On a saturday night, you can go to the library or play scrabble or simply go to parties but not drink.
The most popular groups and orginizations are the fraternities and sororities. I am involved with the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and so far my experience with them has been one of the best experiences of my life. Almost all students in dorms leave their doors open. Athletic events are never popular. There are no big guest speakers that come, the theater does not attract that many people. The dating scene is pretty good as well. I met my closest friends through my fraternity. If I am awake at 2am on Tuesday I am probably out socializing or studying. There are many traditions and events like wonderful events that happen during the year. People party at most 4 nights a week, and at least probably 1 or 2. Fraternities and sororities are probably the single most important social outlet on campus. Last weekend I went to a couple of different fraternities parties and I hung out with my friends. You can do plenty on a Saturday night without drinking, in fact you can go out with your friends and just socialize and not drink. I eat off campus a lot.
Once everybody gets to know each other everybody has a lot of trust in each other, meaning people leave their doors open. Athletic events are not very popular, people seem to care more about their work and what they are interested in instead of going to see Emory athletic teams play. The artsy events (concerts, plays, etc.) are not as popular as I expected at a liberal arts college, although since everybody is very pre-professional I guess it makes sense.
Clearly, frats run this school. If you want any social life, you join one. There is some stuff going on off campus, but for the most part I stay on campus cause I dont find a reason not to.
Aepi runs school. Dorm life is pretty solid. In most places, aside from the pit of longstreet, all the doors are open and kids are really close with their floors. Athletic events arent nearly as popular as they should be. We should increase teh student body, not by alot, but enough to get some solid sports taems, and a freakin football team that can compete. THe schools rankings would probably shoot up if we have some legit sports, and maintain the smaller side of student body. If im awake at 2 am on a tuesday or thrusday morning im doing work. 2 am on any other day of the week im probably out. Partying is pretty good, though emory has been getting pretty strict. I dont go off campus much because freshman arent allowed cars.
Greek Life is big. Basketball team and Aepi frat. At the beginning of school yes to meet kids. Not that big. Freshman yr is 90% random hook ups. Other kids from my floor. At a bar or chillen in my dorm with friends. Dooleys week. Tues, thurs, fri, and sat. very important. away for basketball games. dont know.
good social scene. everyones nice and open to making new friends. alot of good bars and clubs nearby.
There are popular acapella groups as well as IM sports. There are also two step teams which are really cool. There are also religous groups such as Muslim Student Asociation, Hillel, Emory Students for Israel, Pakistani Student Association and Black Student Association as well.
Most of the social scene revolves around fraternities and sororities. The good thing about them is that there is usually a fraternity or sorority for almost any student.
There are restaurants, bars, movie theaters, sports games, malls in around Atlanta that you can go to off campus.
Fraternities are very popular on campus and they generate most of the nightlife. My dorm floor has an open door policy. Dooley's ball happens every year which is like a week of social functions. People party 0-4 nights a week for the most part.
Most popular would probably be indian dance groups, basketball team...traditions=Wonderful Wed. I hang out in the city of campus there are many little places to go like little 5, buckhead, etc
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