It’s obvious that Greek life is not huge at Illinois State University like it is at other Illinois public universities. Students do not feel obligated to be a part of Greek life and will not feel left out if they do not join. There are many registered fraternities and sororities along with professional business fraternities and multicultural organizations. Most students that join social fraternities and sororities do so their freshman or sophomore year, but some choose to drop it as they continue their college careers. Most professional business fraternities and multicultural organizations are coed and require at least two semesters of attendance.
Students who are considering Greek life need to watch out for fall and spring rush, which typically happens during the second week of the semester. During rush, a number of functions take place throughout the week and most are required for interested participants. Some people choose to join Greek life for the parties, but the bonds that are made last a lifetime. Even though Greek life does not dominate ISU, leadership opportunities and community service intrigue a substantial population of students.