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Greek Life

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life at UIC is average. There are a few sororities and fraternities that are on campus and they are well advertised on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is a joke and is very race specific.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: My best friend freshman year rushed an amazing sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon. I got to experience some of her activities and how she gave back to the community and I found myself jealous. Because of this, I want to rush this upcoming fall and be able to show off my abilities and support the community.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It is nonexistent at a community college.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not really anything special, most of the fraternities and sororities that are on campus are very "low-key" and do not purposely distinguish themselves from non-Greek students.

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There isn’t much in the order of Greek life at UIC. Even though there are several societies, many lack the one thing that defines Greek life: members. The reason for this is that students are always so busy that the time to join and participate in a society is just not there. Another reason is lack of housing. No special housing sections or residence halls exist for Greek societies on campus, and even if housing did exist, it wouldn’t draw members because the majority of students commutes. But perhaps the most prominent reason for the dullness of Greek life is the stereotypes. Some students think that Greek societies aren’t relevant to their college life, and as a result, don’t make an effort to join.

If, however, one does want to join a society, the best time to do so would be at the beginning of a semester. This way pledges and other things won’t get in the way of one’s studies. Also, societies host community service events and fundraisers where they set up booths in Student Center East for passing students to stop by. So if one has the time and is looking for a close-knit group of friends, they might want to try any of UIC’s many societies.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
5%
Freshman Men in Fraternities
4%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
3%
Freshman Women in Sororities
2%
Number of Fraternities
13
Number of Sororities
15
Fraternities
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Beta Kappa Zeta
  • Chi Sigma Tau
  • Omega Delta
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Tau Phi Sigma
  • Theta Xi
  • Zeta Psi
Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Rho
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Xi Phi
  • Gamma Phi Omega
  • HSIA (Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha)
  • Lambda Zeta Chi
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Black Greek Council
  • Chi Sigma Tau
  • Delta Phi Omega
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Gamma Phi Omega
  • Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Collegiate Panhellenic Council
  • Interfraternity Council
Did You Know?
Since Greek societies don't party much at UIC, many are very responsible and offer things such as scholarships, professional networking, and academic support.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 210 responses

  • 12% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 44% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 2% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 36% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 6% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 207 responses

  • 10% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 70% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 14% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 7% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 208 responses

  • 19% Very easy.
  • 52% Somewhat easy.
  • 28% Somewhat difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.

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