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!
Living on the Greek Quad
The Quad is home to five fraternities
- Pi Kappa Phi
- Delta Tau Delta
- Alpha Sigma Phi
- Phi Kappa Sigma
The Quad is also home to two sororities
- Alpha Sigma Alpha
- Kappa Phi Delta
These houses are home to 20 - 50 members, depending upon available space. Each chapter also holds weekly membership meetings in their chapter room, and may hold other events at the house, as needed.
Recruitment Week is held at the beginning of the school year. Each house has its own dues and membership requirements.
Throughout the year, the grassy area of the Quad is abuzz with activity. In the warm weather months, pickup football games, cookouts and volleyball games are a common sight. During Chicago's cold winters, snowball fights and snowmen building contests abound. Even if you aren't Greek, stop by and see what's going on!
Zeta Pi Omega sorority and Omega Delta fraternity have chapter rooms in MSV.
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 own 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.