Greek Life

Fraternity/Sorority Events

There are a number of individual chapter events fraternity and sorority members are involved in. These range from educational, to leadership, social, service, and philanthropy events. There are also some events sponsored by the entire fraternity and sorority community.

Recruitment/Intake

Recruitment/Intake is an exciting and engaging process for students to join one of our fraternities or sororities. Each of our governing councils and organizations have different processes for joining. Please visit the Recruitment Information page for more detailed information regarding joining.

Hazing Prevention Week

Hazing Prevention Week (HPW) is a national program engaging students in events, education, and dialog surrounding the topic of Anti-Hazing and Hazing Prevention. According to hazing expert Hank Neuwer, there has been a hazing related death (not specific to fraternity/sorority) on a college campus every year since 1961. Our fraternity/sorority community engages in activities and education to combat this statistic on a regular basis. HPW is a designated week where the fraternity/sorority community coordinates with other campus communities, such as NCAA Athletics and Club Sports, to bring additional awareness to the campus surrounding this topic. The week has hosted educational tables, speakers, movie screenings and dialogues, panels, alternative to hazing events, and more. See the fraternity/sorority calendar for details about this year's events.

WIU's Hazing Prevention Week has been recognized as a "Best Collaborative Program" by the
OSA Student Leadership Awards for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Click here for more information regarding National Hazing Prevention Week

Showcase

Sponsored by the United Greek Council (UGC), Showcase is an opportunity for our UGC member chapters to display a part of their organizations that is special and unique. Each of the UGC organizations has a signature step, salute, or stroll. These performances are set to themed music and reflect the culture of their organization.

International Badge Day

Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council (PHC), International Badge Day is a national program hosted by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and was developed from an article from former Alpha Sigma Alpha National President and WIU Alum Nora Ten Boroeck '91, '96.

According to the NPC Badge Day FAQ Sheet:

"The creation of this event was the idea of a sorority woman. In the spring 1996 issue of Alpha Sigma Alpha’s “The Phoenix,” Nora M. Ten Broeck wrote an article titled: “A Simple Solution — Wear Your Membership Badge Today.” The article described her personal experience of wearing her sorority pin to work one day."

Though sponsored by the PHC, it is embraced and celebrated by undergraduates of all fraternal organizations, as well as many faculty, staff, and administrators who are affiliated with fraternal organizations.

Greek Week

Greek Week is a series of days where the fraternity and sorority "struts it stuff" in a number of opportunities to showcase their numerous talents. Events during the week have included chalk mural drawings, variety show, obstacle courses, naming of the God and Goddess, service and philanthropy projects, and much more. This week has become a favorite of the fraternity/sorority community and the campus community alike.