There was a time when Jews were shut out from fraternities and sororities, those hallowed institutions that today can claim up to 9 million current college students as members. But just as Greek life has evolved, from “Animal House” emulators to charitable foundations, so, too, have the ways in which Jews are involved — especially in organizations that are officially or historically Jewish.
With such a wide array of options available to those interested in pledging a Jewish brotherhood or sisterhood, how can a bright-eyed freshman make an informed decision? Fear no longer. Below, find out which schools are the best for all those who want to ignore the Maccabees and get down with the Greeks.
• [University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)](Twin Cities “University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)”)
• University of Texas at Austin
• University of Washington
• University of Wisconsin–Madison
28 Great Schools For Going Jewish Greek
Laura E. Adkins is the Forward’s Deputy Opinion Editor and runs Scribe, the Forward’s Contributor Network. She holds a B.A. in Economics from NYU and grew up in Southwest Missouri. She writes about data, orthodoxy, kosher wine and builds interactive maps — though usually not all at the same time. Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org, like her page on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.