The odd thing about Greek Life at Baylor is that it appears to be huge because the infiltration of T-shirts, events, parties, and propaganda are dominated by Greek organizations. During Rush, the organizations set up tables to entice new members, since their continuation is entirely dependent upon a healthy pledge class and alumni. Active members participate in intramurals, service projects, and social gatherings. Most of the off-campus parties are held at Greek houses or end up at one. For such a low percentage of students actually involved in an organization, their influence and visibility is incredibly high. Different groups have different stereotypes; that being said, most of the members of the organizations are just as approachable as the next person.
The number one thing about Greek organizations is that you don't have to join one to have fun or go to the parties. Chances are, by the time you're a sophomore you will have a good friend that rushed an organization, and therefore you'll be invited by extension when they hold off-campus parties, which are not sanctioned by the University and usually aren't approved activities. There are plenty of perks to joining a fraternity or sorority, such as having upperclassmen warn you about certain classes and professors, saving their work and passing it on, alumni all over the country, and social interaction, but if you're just looking for some friends or are interested in service events, there are other options that are a lot less expensive.