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Greek Life


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3 College Senior

Greek Life: I personally am not in a sorority, but have had no hinderances because of my GED status.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is a significant part of campus culture.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is pretty good and personally I think that it is a good platform for socializing. I have not joined a fraternity because I cannot afford to pay the membership fees but even though the frats are open for me in the parties. Its a good time.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Some Greeks are great people, but unfortunately you do have a lot of snobby/asshole Greeks.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very popular on campus, but no one feels pressured to join. People will never treat you differently if you choose not to participate.


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Greek life is a great alternative to traditional student housing and will expose you to a lot of different people. At IWU, each of the frats and sororities differ in the kinds of people that join. TKE is full of soccer jocks, Sig Chi has the rest of the jocks, Sig Pi is home to more theater and fine arts majors, and so on. Each house is its own community, and in that sense, they are much like the small halls on campus. The rivalries between frats are played down, though toilet paper occasionally makes its way into the trees from time to time. Feuds within the sororities are sometimes notorious and sometimes petty, but always hilarious.

Greek activities do not extend beyond parties, for the most part. There will be benefit concerts and carwashes and food drives, all of which contribute to this cause or that, but none of which generates considerable interest. You can't always recognize frat guys on the quad, but sorority girls always carry their standard-issue tote emblazoned with the requisite Greek letters. Frat guys are unmistakable at basketball games as they stand right on the sideline and jeer the ref, initiating most of the excitement in the stands. At key times, members' Greek affiliation is evident, but the rest of the day, it's just the place they live.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Acacia
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Sigma Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Sigma Kappa
Other Greek Organizations
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 38 responses

  • 42% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 55% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 3% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 38 responses

  • 24% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 63% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 5% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 8% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 37 responses

  • 22% Very easy.
  • 68% Somewhat easy.
  • 8% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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