While Greek life at the University of Chicago is relatively small, it is an incredibly positive force on campus. Greek life is definitely growing, and Greeks are very active on campus, especially with their philanthropy work. Some of the fraternities have houses, while none of the sororities do. However, many Greeks decide to live with their sisters or brothers, so there are apartments that are associated with specific groups. The group is tight-knit, and the organizations have a lot of interaction with each other. All of the Greek organizations participate in Greek Week during the spring quarter, and the members of the IFC (Interfraternity Council) and Panhel (Panhellenic Council) compete in "Sing" during the reading period of spring quarter. The Greek community is rapidly expanding, and new chapters are being colonized every year.
Greeks and non-Greeks are very friendly toward each other. There isn’t a clear or hostile distinction between the two. Non-Greeks come to all of the Greek philanthropy events and other activities on campus. Many of the fraternities host parties that the entire campus attends, too. As a whole, Greek life is a great opportunity to get more involved on campus if you’re interested, but if it’s not your thing, your world won’t be dominated by Greeks.