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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life in IWU is amazing, and they contribute to campus in such a positive way.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is prominent however no one judges you if you are not Greek.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Joining a fraternity was one of the best decisions I have made since starting college

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life makes great contributions to the school and the community. Not to mention great parties.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: As a non-greek, I can share that many people like I carry the notion that greeks are very cliquey, especially the sororities. The fraternities are generally seen as party animals, however, from personal experience, i can share that they are pretty cool guys who focus on school.

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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
31%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
29%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
33%
Freshman Women in Sororities
31%
Number of Fraternities
5
Number of Sororities
4
Fraternities
  • Acacia
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Sigma Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • 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 32 responses

  • 44% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 53% 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 32 responses

  • 25% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 62% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 6% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 6% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 32 responses

  • 84% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 3% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 0% No special housing is available.
  • 12% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 31 responses

  • 19% Very easy.
  • 68% Somewhat easy.
  • 10% Somewhat difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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