Greek Life

Wheaton, IL
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College Freshman

Greek Life: Non-existent. And thank goodness, too!

College Freshman

Greek Life: we dont have greek life

College Freshman

Greek Life: We actually do not have any Greek life at all. Seriously.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have no Greek life, but there are plenty of clubs and organizations. Instead, we also have great floor activities and dorm events!

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I really like the fact that Wheaton doesn't have greek life because I think in a lot of ways it can split/segregate a school... Not to mention create a lot of hard feelings if someone isn't allowed in for whatever reason. Regardless I really feel like it helps our student body bond together as one and enables you to really get to know tons of different people from different backgrounds & such. Plus, there are so many other ways to get involved and meet people on Wheaton's campus greek life really isn't necessary!


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 92nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 236th
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1198th
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Debbie Knubley
St. Louis, MO
English Lit with Writing Concentration
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Greek life doesn’t exist at Wheaton, but that doesn’t seem to bother anyone. First of all, the students at Wheaton aren’t looking to be a part of the party scene that defines fraternities and sororities. By signing the Community Covenant, students agree not to drink or do drugs or other such activities, which are widely popular with Greek life. Furthermore, the service opportunities characteristic of Greek life can be found all over campus. As far as the campus social structure goes, no one social group dominates the school, and everyone is very accepting. Wheaton students are known to be genuinely kind people. All students, even the extreme introverts, have their own friend groups, and as many social groups overlap, there are always people to hang out with.

The tight-knit community found in dorm life acts as a mini-fraternity and sorority network. Granted, not in the sense that most people picture Greek life, but definitely in the camaraderie. It’s common that the members of your dorm floor will become some of your best friends. Floor bonding is especially stressed in Freshman housing, where there are brother-sister floors, which have bro-sis get-togethers such as meals, movie nights, and bowling excursions. Most floors host their own party during the year, the most infamous of which is the seventh floor of Traber Hall’s “Party in the Penthouse.” Wheaties know how to throw a good party and don't need alcohol to have fun. The community found on dorm floors is astounding, but that shouldn't be surprising after you've looked around at all the quality students attending Wheaton. Basically, you can know as many people as you want, go out as much as you want, be as popular as you want, and permanently forget about social caste systems.

Facts & Statistics

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Did You Know?
The Men's Glee Club members view themselves as the only Wheaton fraternity, but ask anyone else on campus, and they will tell you otherwise.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 16 responses

  • 94% We don't have Greek life.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 6% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% 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 8 responses

  • 0% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 12% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 62% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 25% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 15 responses

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

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 10 responses

  • 60% Very difficult.
  • 0% Somewhat difficult.
  • 20% Somewhat easy.
  • 20% Very easy.
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