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What's the Greek scene like?

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Purdue University boasts the third largest Greek population in the country comprised of 46 fraternities and 29 sororities. This accounts for around 5,000 students. The Greek community is very active in service activities aimed at bettering Purdue and West Lafayette as well as providing a way for Greek students to socialize with one another. The Greek system showcases a broad variety of students and interests. Students interested by the Greek life should have no problem finding a fraternity or sorority they fit into.

Sadie

What’s the Greek scene like?

Sadie

Many people are involved in fraternities and sororities on campus and when you're a freshmen you'll feel like everyone is, but this is not the case. I was able to find my niche outside of the Greek system. I have friends who are in the sororities, but being in a sorority takes up a lot of your time and money. It is almost like getting an instant friend group and it's a great way to get involved, but I wouldn't join JUST to make friends. I've found it rewarding to pave my own way and be able to choose my friends. I am not involved in the Greek system on campus. My senior year of college I was accepted into an English Honors Society called Sigma Tau Delta, but it's more of an honorary membership. I did not have to pledge or live in a Greek house. I have a large friend group that I have made outside of the Greek system. I made my friends through freshman orientation activities, talking to people in classes, and people I've met through other friends. Once you make one friend you have a good chance of getting along with their friends!

Sadie

Many people are involved in fraternities and sororities on campus and when you're a freshmen you'll feel like everyone is, but this is not the case. I was able to find my niche outside of the Greek system. I have friends who are in the sororities, but being in a sorority takes up a lot of your time and money. It is almost like getting an instant friend group and it's a great way to get involved, but I wouldn't join JUST to make friends. I've found it rewarding to pave my own way and be able to choose my friends. I am not involved in the Greek system on campus. My senior year of college I was accepted into an English Honors Society called Sigma Tau Delta, but it's more of an honorary membership. I did not have to pledge or live in a Greek house. I have a large friend group that I have made outside of the Greek system. I made my friends through freshman orientation activities, talking to people in classes, people in my major whom I've grown close with, and people I've met through other friends. Once you make one friend you have a good chance of making friends with their friends!

Jason

Greek life here at Purdue accounts for just under 20% of the overall student population. This may sound like a small number, but twenty percent of 40,000 is a pretty large number of students! Most people don't feel any pressure to join any sort of Greek or Co-op house, but many choose to do so anyway. Over all, it seems to be at the perfect balance of being very active and useful on campus and also not feeling like the "thing to do" to incoming students

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