Greek Life

Location
Bloomington, IL
Undergrads
2,015
Tuition
$39,136
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life here is amazing.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is great, but if you're not in it, you're looked down upon.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: While I am not apart of greek life on campus, the greeks do great things for several good causes throughout the year. There are many students who are not involved in greek life, but roughly 1/3 of the student body is involved in a greek. The greeks are very passionate about their sororities and fraternities; however, most non-greeks are indifferent about greek life.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: If someone wants to be Greek, there is a house for them. Frats throw parties every weekend and sororities have their occasional events. Many people rush and love it. By no means do Greek people look down upon non-Greek, but the opposite is not true.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Here at Illinois Wesleyan University, roughly 33% of students participate in social Greek Life. With that statistic, many students are eager to join the Greek community. Each chapter has a different contribution to campus. Together the Greek Life holds a strong presence for philanthropy, leadership, academics, and involvement in the Bloomington-Normal community.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 116th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 210th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 847th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1153rd
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Diego Báez
Major
English Writing
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Greek life is a great alternative to traditional student housing and will expose you to a lot of different people. At IWU, each of the frats and sororities differ in the kinds of people that join. TKE is full of soccer jocks, Sig Chi has the rest of the jocks, Sig Pi is home to more theater and fine arts majors, and so on. Each house is its own community, and in that sense, they are much like the small halls on campus. The rivalries between frats are played down, though toilet paper occasionally makes its way into the trees from time to time. Feuds within the sororities are sometimes notorious and sometimes petty, but always hilarious.

Greek activities do not extend beyond parties, for the most part. There will be benefit concerts and carwashes and food drives, all of which contribute to this cause or that, but none of which generates considerable interest. You can't always recognize frat guys on the quad, but sorority girls always carry their standard-issue tote emblazoned with the requisite Greek letters. Frat guys are unmistakable at basketball games as they stand right on the sideline and jeer the ref, initiating most of the excitement in the stands. At key times, members' Greek affiliation is evident, but the rest of the day, it's just the place they live.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
31%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
29%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
33%
Freshman Women in Sororities
31%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Acacia
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Sigma Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Sigma Kappa
Other Greek Organizations
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 48% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 48% 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 23 responses

  • 4% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 4% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 65% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 26% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 23 responses

  • 9% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 91% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 13% Somewhat difficult.
  • 74% Somewhat easy.
  • 13% Very easy.
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