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.