Greek life at Claflin is booming! The Greeks are always active on campus, whether it is hosting a community service event or throwing a party, so if you’re Greek, it’s likely that everyone knows who you are. The bad part about Greek life at Claflin is that Greeks don’t have their own housing, but this does not stop students from wanting to “go Greek.” Many students join fraternities and sororities for the popularity and connections that these organizations provide them. Generally, status-conscious students feel the most pressure to join a Greek organization, but the fraternities and sororities are always trying to recruit new members who meet all the requirements (must have completed at least 36 credit hours and have a GPA of at least 2.80, among other things).
The Greek community at Claflin is very close-knit because there are a large number of them on such a small campus. However, it does not make a difference if you are in a Greek organization or not—Claflin students treat one another generally the same, and the Greeks are not biased toward the non-Greeks or vice versa. When the Greeks are throwing a party or step show, all the students come out to show their support, which creates a stronger bond between the students at Claflin, even if they don’t know it!