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Why Go Greek

Interested in "Going Greek"? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about recruitment.

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Why should I join a Greek organization?

Greek organizations provide its members with a built-in support system of friends and resources throughout its members' time at IIT and after graduation. There are opportunities for philanthropy, service, leadership, academia and social activities.

Does it cost money to join?

Joining a fraternity or sorority does carry a financial commitment. Every Greek organization has membership fees or "dues," which vary by organization. Each chapter is self-supporting through dues paid by their members. Dues are used for a variety of services and purposes, from operating costs for the chapter to scholastic programming. Speak directly with the organizations you are interested in to learn a complete breakdown of their membership fees and what they are used for. Although chapters may make accommodations for special needs, students should discuss the financial obligations with their parent(s) or guardian(s) before deciding to join.

What is and when is recruitment?

At IIT, recruitment is held in the fall during the first week of classes. Each fraternity and sorority hosts events for students interested in learning more about their organizations. However, most of the chapters also have semester-long recruitment. Contact the organizations you are interested in joining for a more detailed overview of their recruitment process.