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Peoria, IL
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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The majority of students are involved in Greek life--mostly social. There are always activities to do sponsored by sororities and/or fraternities. They can be clicky, but you can always find where you belong. If social sororites/fraternites aren't for you, there are also service, academic, and religious ones you can get involved in.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life but I would like to join someday! I hear fantastic things about it.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Terrible. To most people in the social scene, it's life. Everything revolves around drinking. Non-Greeks just kind of keep to themselves because they just want nothing to do with them. Greek houses range from cruddy houses to a few nicer ones.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life at Bradley University is great. Over 1/3 of Bradley's population is Greek, so that is about 2,000 students. The Greeks at Bradley are very active and have been able to develop a great community out of it. I would say that they Greeks at Bradley at close with the school.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Through the Greek community on campus it is really easy to get to know everyone and know a lot of different and some diverse people all over. The Greeks and non-Greeks can intermingle and there is no criticism between each other.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 280th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 651st
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1107th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1143rd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

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Erin Wood
Peoria, Ill.
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Greek life at Bradley is definitely noticeable, especially during recruitment. There are lots of shirts with Greek letters on them and the fraternities' and sororities' significant presence on campus may lead some to think most of the student body is Greek, but that's not the case. Some people say campus is distinctly split into Greeks and non-Greeks, and they live in segregated worlds, but that's exaggerating a bit. While Greeks are proud to be in their houses and definitely have a presence at Bradley, it doesn't mean they aren't involved in other activities or don't have other friends. There are many options and varieties of houses to join, especially considering Bradley's small size, and students don't have to be the stereotypical Greek depicted in the movies to fit into one of Bradley's houses. There really is a frat or sorority for everyone.

The Greeks throw a lot of parties, so they're hard to ignore, but it doesn't mean students have to be Greek to have a social life. The majority of the student body isn't Greek, so there are always other friends to find and other things to do. Fraternities and sororities are generally respected on campus, though the influx of Greek letters during the first few weeks of school gets old quickly. But after recruitment, when the letters calm down, the Greeks and non-Greeks are indistinguishable.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Xi
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
You don't have to be a freshman to go through fraternity or sorority recruitment.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 29 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 7% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 34% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 55% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 28 responses

  • 25% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 7% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 68% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 28 responses

  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 21% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 54% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 14% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 32% Very easy.
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