I have noticed UMBC’s greek life all seem very close but I also know they’re close with students who aren’t involved in greek life too. I think this could be due to how small UMBC is when comparing the “campus life” to other larger schools. I know I can’t walk around Academic Row without seeing at least five people I know and ten people I recognize. This is one of the reasons why I like UMBC, because even though everyone is involved in their own groups or activities, at the end of the day, everyone is still a UMBC student and are pretty accepting to whoever they meet — regardless of what they like to do.
On another note, I’ve heard of greek life members at larger universities who don’t take small school greek life organizations “seriously” because they’re from a small school. I wonder if UMBC’s greek life members have experienced a reaction like this from members at larger universities? Research like this might further differentiate UMBC’s greek life from the stereotypes.