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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big in my school. There are some Greek house that have good purpose but most of them are for parties.

I do not have good image about social greek houses. However, other Greek houses such as business greek house is really helpful to meet people who have same interest and share knowledge.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know too much about the Greek like on campus, but with my personal experiences I have not had the best impressions of fraternities or sororities.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I wouldn't really know anything about it, I'm not involved with it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at Indiana University is relatively small, having only 20 percent of students at IU 'go Greek'. Whether you are in Greek life or not, it is easy to make friends due to the friendly atmosphere. However, if you are thinking about rushing, most of your friends will be in your Greek house, but that is not to say all of your friends are going Greek. Some who do not like the Greek life identify themselves as GDIs (God Damn Independents). For the most part, GDIs complain about the arrogance of the some that 'go Greek'. While other GDIs go to the extreme to compare Greek life to a cult. Whether you decide to rush or not, there are always new, and interesting people to meet at Indiana University.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are 23 sororities at IU and the recruitment process is very difficult and stressful. The houses are big and beautiful and they throw great parties. They are definitely a big part of campus life.


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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
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • 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
  • 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 304 responses

  • 61% 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 302 responses

  • 7% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 35% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 26% 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 303 responses

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