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28 Great Schools For Going Jewish Greek

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.

• American University

• Binghamton University

• Boston University

• Brandeis University

• Cornell University

• Hofstra University

• Indiana University Bloomington

• Michigan State University

• Rutgers University

• Syracuse University

• The Ohio State University

• Tulane University

• University of Alabama

• University of Arizona

• University of California, Davis

• University of California, Los Angeles

• University of Connecticut

• University of Florida

• University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

• University of Maryland, College Park

• University of Massachusetts Amherst

• University of Miami

• [University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)](Twin Cities “University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)”)

• University of Pennsylvania

• University of Pittsburgh

• University of Texas at Austin

• University of Washington

• University of Wisconsin–Madison


This article is part of the award-winning Forward College Guide — to read more fascinating stories and see the definitive rankings, click here.

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Laura E. Adkins is the Forward’s deputy opinion editor. Contact her at or on Twitter, @Laura_E_Adkins

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