Fraternities and sororities are a big part of the college experience. You join one, and you meet people who you may or may not still be talking to 20 years after college. Old Dominion University provides students with that opportunity. With the number of fraternities and sororities increasing with every passing year, membership for each continues to bolster. During the first weeks of fall classes, most of the Greek families set up camp in front of the lawn or Webb, and members also advertise for their own fraternity or sorority by passing out flyers, or just by word of mouth.
Even though there is a gigantic stone tablet on Kaufman Lawn listing the names of all of the fraternities and sororities present at ODU, Greek life doesn’t take center stage, and freshmen won’t even have to worry about being pressured to join one—less than 10 percent of freshmen who attend Old Dominion decide to become a member of Greek society. Those who do show an interest, however, can even send online applications through Old Dominion’s student Web site. And, as for frat parties, they are infinite. Along with a number of other parties going down every Friday night on 42nd Street, there are so many frat parties that you don’t even need to be a member. Just walk in and have fun.