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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life runs rampant on campus. From parties to just influence in general. I personally know a lot of non-Greeks who think Greeks are snobby but I also know some who just like them for the parties.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not a part of greek life, so I cannot give my full opinion.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Very messy, and expensive to get in. But they d have a great diversity.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: So far, I have not had a problem with Greek life. I have been to a few parties, and all of the people I have met have been nothing but nice to me. I do think a big part of IU's image is contributed to by the Greeks. Greek students can be viewed as cliquey, but I think it is because they are usually seen together. I have found them to be pretty nice people, however, even though I am a non-Greek. There are many kinds of Greek housing available. I am not an expert on that, but many of my friends have had good things to say about it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Being that there are so many sororities and fraternities on campus its very hard for me personally to keep up with them and to tell them apart. Greek life is pretty big on campus though. It seems as if everyone is involved. Honestly I don't know much besides they tend to through house parties alot. The Greek on campus housing is huge. They all pretty much live in mini mansions. We do have a slightly tainted reputation when it comes of fraternities on campus

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To go Greek or not to go Greek? There are a couple of important things to consider: If you join a sorority or fraternity, you will have a place to live, be surrounded by people who share your interests, and be able to make a contribution to IU and the surrounding area through philanthropy. If you don't . . . well, you can still do all those things, but you won't be bound by any rules or expensive fees. In either case, there are definite pluses, and it really boils down to what is right for you. The atmosphere here doesn't push one way or the other.

IU is different from some schools with a large Greek population because the Greeks here are not smothering in either their size or their prevalence. They do exist, and it is fairly obvious, but if you don't want to think about them, you don't have to. If you're a freshman looking for an immediate portal into getting involved on IU's campus, the Greek system, which has a good reputation and is well-developed, may be the way to go.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
16%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
18%
Number of Fraternities
32
Number of Sororities
24
Fraternities
  • Acacia
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Sigma Psi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Gamma Phi Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Gamma Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Theta Nu Xi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Gamma Phi Omega (MGC)
  • Iota Phi Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Kappa Gamma Delta (MGC)
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta (MGC)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma (MGC)
  • Theta Nu Xi (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • Once a year, the fraternities and sororities participate in a musical competition called "IU Sing."
  • All fraternities and sororities spend time and effort on some sort of philanthropic project every year. This is one of the ways the Greek system gives back to the community.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 312 responses

  • 62% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 29% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 8% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 2% 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 310 responses

  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 35% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 27% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 31% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 311 responses

  • 2% Very easy.
  • 26% Somewhat easy.
  • 54% Somewhat difficult.
  • 18% Very difficult.
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