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Written by Vanessa Willoughby
As you’ve probably noticed by now, Emerson isn’t your typical college. When you see initiation and hazing rituals in the movies, take note, because you won’t see any of that at Emerson. The few frats and sororities available for membership at Emerson are not popular, and in contrast to the Greek life at bigger universities, the goal for Emerson Greeks is not just to party. Emerson fraternities and sororities are designed for community service and professional networking. They do not rule the social scene. In fact, you might not even know they exist, unless you go to the Organizational Fair and get recruited. There is no Greek housing at Emerson, which shoots down the Animal House possibilities, and the pledging process is very low-key.
Students looking for Greek life can find it at Emerson, but they might have to look twice. Orientation is a good time to find out more about the fraternities and sororities and to see whether or not you’re interested. A puny percentage of students pledge, so there is no pressure to join. In fact, some Emersonians even look down upon the organizations. The fraternities and sororities do throw an occasional party, but unless you’re in the know, you’ll probably miss it.
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