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Chicago, IL
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Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't know much about greek life, I wasn't a member

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's low-key compared to most schools but not obsolete.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally not part of the Greek life can not really review it

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is not especially central to Loyola. I know of people in sororities/fraternities, but it is not a high percentage compared with other schools.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life is pretty big but they do not ask you twice to join, the greeks seem to have several fun events


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 18th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 297th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 553rd
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 1166th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The only people saying negative things about Greek life are the students not affiliated. Greeks at Loyola are relatively quiet, and there are only four social fraternities and four social sororities, which makes them a relatively tight-knit group. Recruitment is popular in the fall, and in recent years has been held on the same extended weekend for both fraternities and sororities, culminating in a bid night that offers several parties at both the bars and off-campus houses. Greeks aren’t a large part of the Loyola experience by any means, but due to the small size of the Greek community, can become a large part of an individual’s experience.

The community certainly is a growing one however. Although they do not have a house, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, founded on campus in 2000, has quickly become the largest and most active fraternity on campus. By sponsoring concerts and service initiatives, SAE has helped reintroduce a certain level of positive competition with the two other most prominent frats, Alpha Delta Gamma and Sigma Pi. Although it is still the only fraternity officially allowed to display its letters at its house, ADG has been something of a disappointment in recent years, having faced a number of disciplinary actions, and being rendered practically powerless in the Loyola community. The sororities also have their ups and downs, but they do throw some very popular mixers, although you must be on the list (or attached to someone on the list) to get in. In the end, only about 12 percent of Loyola students go Greek. Those who do generally have a blast, but the many non-Greeks are generally indifferent to their presence on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Gamma (temporarily suspended)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Pan-Hellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Once a year, Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosts its annual St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser where humanitarian members shave their heads for charity.
  • Don't see the Greek organization you're looking for listed? Loyola's Greek community is a growing one, so get a group of friends together and start your own chapter.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 99 responses

  • 2% We don't have Greek life.
  • 36% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 2% 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.
  • 9% 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 99 responses

  • 5% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 88% No special housing is available.
  • 6% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 1% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 99 responses

  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 8% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 66% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 15% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 99 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 22% Somewhat difficult.
  • 55% Somewhat easy.
  • 22% Very easy.
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