Students at Michigan State University have a love-hate relationship with the Greek system. However, both Greek and non-Greek students object to the popular stereotypes of sororities and fraternities, and the people you’ll meet through the Greeks generally won’t be anything like you see on TV. The Greek system doesn’t dominate social life at MSU, but it does provide a lot of chances to get involved, meet people, and (of course) have parties. There are plenty of opportunities to join a sorority or fraternity during spring and fall rush, but there isn’t any pressure to do so. Remember that there are plenty of other social outlets, such as clubs or IM sports organizations, that can have many of the same benefits of Greek life without paying dues.
Many students believe the Greek system is only about hosting toga parties and wearing Greek letters, but MSU Greeks organize a large number of campus social events. Additionally, each fraternity has their own philanthropy event, both national and at the University. If you’re looking for Greek life, you’ll like what you find at MSU; if you’re looking to avoid Greek life, you shouldn’t have too many problems steering clear of it altogether.