There is Greek life here, but it is not a large part of the College. The sororities are much more successful than the fraternities, mainly because girls make up approximately 65 percent of Elmhurst’s student body. Also, many students are commuters or transfers, so they aren’t that involved in campus activities. Plus, students are practically kicked off campus by the time they are juniors, so nearly all transfer students live off campus. Therefore, most Greek members join their organization freshman year and are a part of their frat or sorority for all four years.
Elmhurst's Greek organizations occasionally meet with fraternities or sororities from other school because there are so many colleges in the area, but after the first few weeks of college, visible fraternity activity nearly disappears. They attempt to recruit, but once they are satisfied with their numbers, it takes a backseat to college life. Sororities have a more significant role, but it’s still nothing overwhelming. If you’re interested in joining a Greek organizations but don’t want to dedicate your life to one, then Elmhurst is perfect for you.