Greek Life

Location
Normal, IL
Undergrads
17,140
Tuition (in-state)
$20,016 ($12,726)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have no experience with Greek life at ISU.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Low percentage of students belong to frats or soroities

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some frat guys/girls are ok but most look like robots trying to be like one another.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is absolutely dumb and absurb to pay for friends but if thats what people want to do then so be it! its about 8% of our campus not a big deal at all.

College Junior

Greek Life: I haven't ever heard of any sororities on campus, so I have no idea what to say about Greek life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 152nd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 932nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1018th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1110th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Nelligan
Hometown
Lake Zurich, IL
Major
Journalism
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It’s obvious that Greek life is not huge at Illinois State University like it is at other Illinois public universities. Students do not feel obligated to be a part of Greek life and will not feel left out if they do not join. There are many registered fraternities and sororities along with professional business fraternities and multicultural organizations. Most students that join social fraternities and sororities do so their freshman or sophomore year, but some choose to drop it as they continue their college careers. Most professional business fraternities and multicultural organizations are coed and require at least two semesters of attendance.

Students who are considering Greek life need to watch out for fall and spring rush, which typically happens during the second week of the semester. During rush, a number of functions take place throughout the week and most are required for interested participants. Some people choose to join Greek life for the parties, but the bonds that are made last a lifetime. Even though Greek life does not dominate ISU, leadership opportunities and community service intrigue a substantial population of students.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
8%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
15%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
8%
Freshman Women in Sororities
17%
Number of Fraternities
18
Number of Sororities
16
Fraternities
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Farmhouse
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • CERES
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Association
  • Rho Lambda
Did You Know?
Every year, Chi Omega's March Madness generates participation and hype from the majority of the Greek community to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They host a dance competition in which a lot of fraternities and sororities participate. It is fun to watch and enjoyable to be a part of.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 78 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 19% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 51% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 29% 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 78 responses

  • 26% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 26% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 40% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 9% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 78 responses

  • 41% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 53% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 77 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 18% Somewhat difficult.
  • 70% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Very easy.
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