Getting into greek life at Marist is super hard since so many people want to join but the school only allows a certain amount of new people to join each semester so it is highly selective so, consider yourself very lucky if you get in.
Greek life at Marist has given me such a great place to call home! As for the housing question, there really is no greek housing at Marist but the housing on campus for Marist is great and a lot of people who do want to move off campus have a good group of people to do it with when they are involved in greek life.
Greek life is very small at Marist but if you do decide to join it will definitely have a big influence on your time at Marist for the better. Greek life isn't for everyone but it gives someone the chance to find their particular niche and belonging at college.
If you want a school where Greek life is a huge part of the social scene, Marist isn't for you. Greek life here isn't big at all (only 3% of student population). However, I have friends that are involved in Greek life and love it! It is hard to get into a sorority here because they want their PCs to be small. The good thing is that nobody will see you as irrelevant if you decide not to join or do not get a bid.
There are 3 Fraternities and 4 Sororities recognized by Marist College.
Kappa Sigma (ÎšÎ£) founded December 10, 1869 at the University of Virginia. Colors Scarlet, White, and Emerald Green
Theta Delta Chi (Î˜Î”Î§) founded October 31, 1847 at Union College. Colors are Blue, White, and Black.
Zeta Psi (Î–Î¨) founded June 1, 1847 at New York University. Colors are White, Gold, and Black. (Currently Suspended)
Alpha Sigma Tau (Î‘Î£Î¤) founded November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern University). Colors are Emerald Green and Gold. Philanthropy and service opportunities include Pine Mountain Settlement School and Habitat for Humanity.
Kappa Kappa Gamma (ÎšÎšÎ“) founded October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College (Ill.). Colors are Dark Blue and Light Blue. Philanthropy and service opportunities include Reading is Fundamental (RIF). Chartered at Marist in 1993.
Kappa Lambda Psi (ÎšÎ›Î¨) a local sorority founded April 28, 1980 at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Colors are Navy Blue and Grey. Philanthropy and service opportunities include Care Package program and Take Back the Night.. Chartered at Marist College in October of 1989.
Sigma Sigma Sigma (Î£Î£Î£) founded April 20, 1898 at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University). Colors are Royal Purple and White. Philanthropy and service opportunities inclue Sigma Serves Childern (Robbie Page Memorial) and Adopt-A-Highway.
IMPOR TANT: Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is NOT a recognized fraternity at Marist College.
Alpha Phi Delta (APD) is currently suspended
Welcome to Marist College! We are excited you have selected Marist and hope Greek Life is one way you will become involved and stay connected to the Marist community.
Fraternity & Sorority life began in 1776, with five students at the College of William & Mary who founded Phi Beta Kappa, the first organization to call itself a fraternity. Although fraternities and sororities have evolved over time their core concepts, principals, and values of brotherhood/sisterhood, service, scholarship, and leadership remain.
The Marist Fraternity and Sorority community is comprised of seven Greek Organizations- three fraternities and four sororities with over 300 members. Involvement in Greek Life will give you the opportunity to participate in leadership positions within your chapter, governing councils, philanthropy and service, organize social functions, and become an active leader on campus.
Even though Greek life is small at Marist (2% of student population) it has a great presence once you're in it. Definitley worth joining. You really find your family at Marist when you join it's Greek life! Also, the sororities and fraternities are well known and have good reputations so, it's a great opportunity for networking!
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