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Greek Life


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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's not a huge part of campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not many people adhere to the Greek life due to financial issues. Regardless of what preference you have everyone is accepting and understanding.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From the outside looking in on Greek life, it might seem as all they do is party and hang out with one another. On the inside, it is so much more than "paying for your friends." Greek life allows you to meet people that you might not have met if it wasn't for the fraternity or sorority. Additionally, Greek life consistently focuses on their specific philanthropy that raises money for whatever cause the Greek organization chooses. Fraternities and sororities at DePaul encourage you to do well in school but hosting study sessions and requiring a certain GPA standard is met, before allowed the member to go to formals, etc. Being in Greek life, I have made great friends in and out of the organization, but being a part of the organization definitely helped me in more ways than one.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: It seems that Greek life affects the social atmosphere indifferently at school. If you're not Greek, it's okay, vice versa. There's no housing on campus which is a bummer.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I quit the sorority I was in because they were judgmental and also charged you for ridiculous things.


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Greek life at DePaul is much smaller and quieter than it is at a lot of state universities—probably due, in part, to the fact that there isn't any University-sponsored Greek housing on or around campus. While members of sororities and fraternities can rent off-campus apartments with their sisters and brothers, they will have a very difficult time finding a space large enough for everyone to reside together. Regardless, students in Greek life seem to really enjoy it, and to the Greek system’s credit, almost all of the sororities and fraternities place a strong focus on community service and dedication to the poor. However, the sense of community seems to fade on campus—Greek organizations tend to keep to themselves, and students who are not part of the system tend to avoid it. But, for students interested in joining a sorority or fraternity, there are plenty of each on campus.

Greek life at DePaul includes both social and professional fraternities and sororities. Most of the social organizations hold events that deal with community service or socializing, while the professional fraternities offer a lot of networking, community service, and social opportunities. Overall, Greek life at DePaul is fun for all those involved, but the hefty expenses and lack of campus housing don't appeal to the majority of students. At DePaul, there is a great sense of community, plenty of networking opportunities, and lots of chances to meet people and have fun whether you join Greek life or not.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Psi Lambda
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Omega
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Alpha Psi Lambda
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Omega
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 227 responses

  • 6% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 45% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 1% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 44% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 4% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 228 responses

  • 13% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 65% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 11% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 11% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 226 responses

  • 17% Very easy.
  • 58% Somewhat easy.
  • 24% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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