Drake's Fraternity and Sorority Life is pretty strong, but that's in spite of campus's best efforts. Dean Parker has done his best to target greek life as a scourge to be wiped from the campus by setting up a double standard of enforcement between non-Greek organizations and FSL, and administration continues to be hostile towards ideas that can be beneficial for greek life and the Drake community as a whole. Absurdly restrictive rules have been put in place in recent memory that have harmed the cohesion and fun atmosphere that is inherent to any Greek system. While our fraternities and sororities are still fantastic, fun, inclusive, and accepting, the administration at Drake University is not friendly towards the idea of greek life. Just my two cents.
Drake FSL likes to promote that greek life act Drake is different than at big schools, but that really is true!! They do a great job to make sure their members are safe and feel welcomed into the community right away. They show their members lots of ways to get involved across campus from the beginning. this is an overall great community to join!
Love Drake Greek life! So far from stereotypical Greek life. They make up such a large percentage of campus and are inclusive and great people.
Greek life is not like it is at a big school, this site is very interesting to me because it is a lot more dramatic than it is in real life. We are Panhellenic as heck and I honestly don't think there is a house that I would be unhappy in. @ girls/guys looking at this for recruitment, go with your gut, have an open mind, don't pay attention to the political bs on this website.
Greek life at Drake is truly a community and it's a great one to be apart of. Panhel, IFC, and the dean of students all have cracked down on the chapters which has been good for hazing and sexual assaults (like neither are issues for any chapters) but bad for the party scene... to an extent. If you join a house, you'll be able to party (Greeks always find a way) but if not the weekends are going to be pretty boring at drake.
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