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Chicago, IL
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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It isn't a big deal as other schools, although Greek life is acknowledged around campus. No one will treat you different if you aren't part of it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Honestly as someone is/was part of the greek system I was saying that I could pass on. Dues are expensive and it's ridiculous amount of time lost.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I hate any type of Greek Life. I personally think it is dumb and not needed, especially in a city like Chicago. This Review is obviously very biased.

2 College Student

Greek Life: Since DePaul has a pretty small greek life, the people who go greek are typically the quintessential frat boys/ sorority girls who have gone out of their way to seek it. The frats and sororities don't have houses on campus, just apartments that are sometimes far off campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love Greek life at DePaul because we have a strong community, yet it is not as serious as would be at a big 10 school. I like the fact that we don't have official chapter houses because I feel like it keeps Greek life more laid back.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 35th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 524th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 711st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1097th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristian Gist
Cleveland, Ohio
Business Management and Hospitality Leadership
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Greek life at DePaul is much smaller and quieter than it is at a lot of state universities—probably due, in part, to the fact that there isn't any University-sponsored Greek housing on or around campus. While members of sororities and fraternities can rent off-campus apartments with their sisters and brothers, they will have a very difficult time finding a space large enough for everyone to reside together. Regardless, students in Greek life seem to really enjoy it, and to the Greek system’s credit, almost all of the sororities and fraternities place a strong focus on community service and dedication to the poor. However, the sense of community seems to fade on campus—Greek organizations tend to keep to themselves, and students who are not part of the system tend to avoid it. But, for students interested in joining a sorority or fraternity, there are plenty of each on campus.

Greek life at DePaul includes both social and professional fraternities and sororities. Most of the social organizations hold events that deal with community service or socializing, while the professional fraternities offer a lot of networking, community service, and social opportunities. Overall, Greek life at DePaul is fun for all those involved, but the hefty expenses and lack of campus housing don't appeal to the majority of students. At DePaul, there is a great sense of community, plenty of networking opportunities, and lots of chances to meet people and have fun whether you join Greek life or not.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Psi Lambda
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Omega
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Alpha Psi Lambda
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Omega
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 114 responses

  • 6% We don't have Greek life.
  • 46% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 42% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 114 responses

  • 12% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 9% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 68% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 113 responses

  • 3% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 91% No special housing is available.
  • 4% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 3% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 113 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 53% Somewhat easy.
  • 19% Very easy.
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