About 20 percent of SLU students are involved in Greek organizations. Translation: Students in sororities and fraternities are very involved within their organization, but Greeks are not a dominating power on campus. With six sororities and nine fraternities, students interested in going Greek can definitely find a group to fit into. Sororities host formal recruitment the second week of the fall semester, and the fraternities have rush events at the beginning of each semester. There are no Greek houses on campus, so all fraternity and sorority members have the option to live in DeMattias Hall with their brothers and sisters during their sophomore year. Greeks tend to have friends in multiple other Greek organizations, and rivalries are minimal. They are also very active in philanthropy, and each organization has a philanthropy week where they raise fund for their respective organizations. The Greek organizations frequently offer social events for members. Fraternities open their events to all girls, and sorority members can invite Greek or non-Greek dates.
There is little pressure for students to join Greek organizations, and the student body generally looks favorably on the Greeks. Even if you don't go Greek, there are plenty of social opportunities to fill your calendar. The SLU community is welcoming to all students, and it's easy to find a group of friends with similar interests.