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Old 04-12-2020, 09:21 AM
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Largest Local Greek system?

Anyone know where the largest exclusively local greek system is? The school can have national honoraries, but anything social is entirely local.

I presume this would be more likely at Fundamentalist Christian schools, but I don't know.
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:43 AM
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I don't know about largest, but Lipscomb U in Nashville has locals.
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Old 04-12-2020, 11:12 AM
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Augustana College in Rock Island, IL has an exclusively local Greek system. Several organizations are over 100 years old.
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Old 04-12-2020, 11:53 AM
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Hope College or Cornell College?
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Old 04-12-2020, 01:47 PM
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If you go to the Almanac of Fraternities & Sororities at the University of Illinois Research Libraries site it lists the fraternities & sororities at every institution including this with locals only.
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Old 04-12-2020, 02:21 PM
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Maybe the societies at one of the several Church of Christ schools.
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Old 04-12-2020, 06:16 PM
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Anyone know where the largest exclusively local greek system is? The school can have national honoraries, but anything social is entirely local.

I presume this would be more likely at Fundamentalist Christian schools, but I don't know.
By "largest", are you asking about number of chapters, number of participating students, percentage of the student population, or another metric?


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Maybe the societies at one of the several Church of Christ schools.
Haha...when I read this thread, the first place I thought of was Harding University. Harding University has 30 social clubs/local GLOs.
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:24 PM
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University of Redlands in California. There are 7 local sororities and 5 local fraternities.
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Old 04-13-2020, 10:17 AM
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Trinity University in San Antonio has 7 local fraternities and 7 local sororities. About 25% of the undergrads participate.
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:41 PM
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I don't know about largest, but Lipscomb U in Nashville has locals.
https://www.lipscomb.edu/student-lif...t/social-clubs
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:29 PM
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Otterbein in Ohio had a fairly large local scene at one point, don't know if that's still the case.
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:45 PM
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A few years ago, I could've told you several but many colleges made the locals go national because of liability issues, one being Shorter University here in Georgia. Others that only had locals have added some nationals--the University of Hawaii and the University of the South come to mind.
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Old 04-15-2020, 11:31 AM
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I think there are a number at the College of Wooster that had been nationals that were forced to close in the early 1900s.
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:37 PM
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Otterbein in Ohio had a fairly large local scene at one point, don't know if that's still the case.
Sororities are still local (6 chapters) but fraternities are a mix of local and national (8 total).
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:41 PM
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I think there are a number at the College of Wooster that had been nationals that were forced to close in the early 1900s.
Wooster previously had national chapters. I don't know the history behind it but they all closed at the same time.

Right now, there are a total of 12 "clubs", all of which are local. Students really don't call them fraternities and sororities.
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