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Decatur, IL
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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Awesome greek life (: I'm in a sorority and I love it!

College Sophomore

Greek Life: It really depends on the fraternity or sorority and how it is received by Non-Greek students. Overall, the Greek life is seen as something positive and at worst Non-Greeks are indifferent to Greeks. However, this varies among the various types of Greek.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They have many strict rules, making sure the members are not "Hazed"

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to make lots of friends if that's what you want.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm non-Greek, but I know a lot of people who are. My roommate rushed this year and she is very happy with her decision. All of the girls are very nice and care about the Freshman class. All greek members must live in the house one of the years here at Millikin, but it doesn't have to be your Sophomore year. Although a lot of Freshman try to live in the houses because it is the cheapest housing option here on campus for an upper classman.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 217th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 434th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 548th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 1191st
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nicole Johnson
Early Childhood Education, BA
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Greek life is pretty strong and involved in campus life. It is hard to walk around campus and not bump into someone involved in Greek life. The Greeks care deeply, often doing service or caring for their brother/sister chapters at another school. When the Delta Sigma Phi house burned down at Illinois State University, the Delta Sigs from Millikin had a 24-hour "podium stand" to help raise money. Greek Week also occurs on campus, and that's when you'll really see them participating. Members of the fraternities and sororities are usually nice, and they are not snobby. Typically, people believe that people within Greek life are stuck-up or not intelligent, but those are the stereotypes. It is all a matter of knowing the person and not simply the fraternity or sorority.

For housing, most Greeks have a house. By Weck and the New Halls, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Tau Kappa Epsilon have their houses. Pi Beta Phi and a few of the other Greek houses are across the street from Leighty-Tabor Science Center, and Tri-Delta is a little farther from campus. A few organizations, such as Sigma Lambda Gamma, do not have houses, so members are allowed to remain within the dorms or wherever they take residence.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
Order of Omega
Did You Know?
There are several honors organizations, such as Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi. Students are usually invited into these organizations if they keep their grades at the minimum requirement or above.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 45% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 52% 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 27 responses

  • 0% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 100% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 27 responses

  • 15% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 4% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 59% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 27 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 26% Somewhat difficult.
  • 70% Somewhat easy.
  • 0% Very easy.


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