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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It was great, people was very helping to the community.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is somewhat easy to join

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I really don't like greek life in general, but this campus is not too bad for it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Students who embrace the Greek life think it's the best thing, EVER. As someone who has chosen not to participate, i have friends who are both in fraternities and sororities and some who are not. My group of friends don't really mix, except for the occasional gathering. There are some members of Greek life who do act superior but that could be the perception of my non Greek friends.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved with greek life, but they do great things for the university and the community. Those that are involved seem to really enjoy it, but there is no pressure to join.


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It’s obvious that Greek life is not huge at Illinois State University like it is at other Illinois public universities. Students do not feel obligated to be a part of Greek life and will not feel left out if they do not join. There are many registered fraternities and sororities along with professional business fraternities and multicultural organizations. Most students that join social fraternities and sororities do so their freshman or sophomore year, but some choose to drop it as they continue their college careers. Most professional business fraternities and multicultural organizations are coed and require at least two semesters of attendance.

Students who are considering Greek life need to watch out for fall and spring rush, which typically happens during the second week of the semester. During rush, a number of functions take place throughout the week and most are required for interested participants. Some people choose to join Greek life for the parties, but the bonds that are made last a lifetime. Even though Greek life does not dominate ISU, leadership opportunities and community service intrigue a substantial population of students.

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 Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Farmhouse
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Iota Phi Theta
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Association
  • Rho Lambda
Did You Know?
Every year, Chi Omega's March Madness generates participation and hype from the majority of the Greek community to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They host a dance competition in which a lot of fraternities and sororities participate. It is fun to watch and enjoyable to be a part of.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 195 responses

  • 27% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 59% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 12% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 192 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 45% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 22% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 24% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 193 responses

  • 13% Very easy.
  • 63% Somewhat easy.
  • 23% Somewhat difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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