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Information for Parents & Alumni

Is your son or daughter considering Greek Life? If so, take some time to learn what the fraternity/sorority community at Western is all about. Fraternity and sorority life can offer a lot to any student. Whether they are looking for opportunities in leadership development, scholarship, community service and philanthropy, friendship and social connections, campus involvement outside of the classroom, or the network and support that a fraternity or sorority can provide, the Greek community at Western offers it all.

Being a member of a fraternity/sorority is about making lasting friendships and enhancing your personal development by committing to the ideals of your organization. It is being a part of a brotherhood and sisterhood where individuals share common values and ideals.

For more information about the Western Greek Community, check out the following sections:

Thoughts on Being Greek

How has being Greek positively affected/changed you?

Being Greek has played a very large role on me. I spent my freshman year here at WIU non-Greek, and I never did anything, wasn't involved, had a couple close friends I could count on. After joining Delta Zeta last year as a sophomore, I have allowed my leadership qualities to show and I have gotten extremely involved. I now hold a position in my house along with PHC, and I am also the president of Colleges Against Cancer. Being a sorority has shown me the opportunities that are out there and all you have to do is go for it.

-- Colleen Pratl