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Greek Life

Greek organizations have been an important part of the Illinois Tech educational experience campus for more than 100 years—and joining a fraternity or sorority remains a popular option for both men and women.

Membership provides opportunities for leadership development, scholastic achievement and life-long friendships. We encourage all Illinois Tech students to learn more about the opportunity of membership in a fraternity or sorority—and value academics, service, and the community!


Academics are important to the Greek Community. Currently, the all Greek GPA Average is above the all undergraduate GPA. The chapters have minimum GPA requirement to be a member of the organization that is typically higher than that of their respective National Organizations. Each chapter has a scholarship chair that helps members with studying and projects. Many chapters have study sessions and tutoring available, as well as academic resources including textbooks in their chapter home. Approximately 8% of all Greeks get a 4.0 GPA each semester


Most chapters achieve hundreds of service man-hours each semester helping both their each respective philanthropies, as well as working together for events such as Relay for Life, the Greek Council 5K, and volunteering in the community.


Every chapter holds and participates in numerous social philanthropic, sisterhood/brotherhood and academic events with other chapters, the entire Greek community, and the IIT/Shimer/Vandercook community as a whole.

Did You Know?

  • There are over 9 million Greek members nationally.
  • 85% of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a fraternity.
  • The 1st Female Senator was Greek.
  • All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek.
  • Nationally, 71% of all fraternity and sorority member graduate, while only 50% of non-members graduate.
  • Every U.S. President and Vice President born since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825, except four, have been members of a fraternity.