Greek Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) 101

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About FSL 101

FSL 101 is an online orientation set within a Google Classroom. This orientation is for those who are looking to gain more information about the FSL community and potentially would like to join a fraternity or sorority at WIU. One participates and interracts with the content at your their own pace.

By participating in this orientation students will:

  • Learn what it means to be a student and to be a part of this unique and innovative community
  • Become more familiar with FSL community here at WIU
  • Gain a clearer understanding of what chapter or council you would like to join
  • Learn the steps on how to join a fraternity or sorority at WIU
Research Findings

Earlier this year, the National Panhellenic Conference and the North American Interfraternity Conference renewed our collaboration with Gallup on a new nationwide survey of college graduates – including sorority/fraternity alumni. As part of this partnership, Gallup surveyed the experiences of fraternity and sorority alumni members (“affiliated alumni”) with those who were not fraternity and sorority members (“nonaffiliated alumni”). ​​​​​​Gallup has now released the results of the survey in the report "Fraternities & Sororities: Experiences in College, Work and Life."

Survey results highlight strong relationships between fraternity and sorority membership and the reported strength of the college experience, feelings of preparation for life after college and general wellbeing. Moreover, this research shows that our members are prepared, they’re more likely to thrive across their personal and professional lives and they’re more likely to be engaged with their alma maters and in their communities. 

Some key findings from the survey include:

  • Majorities of affiliated alumni are thriving in every area of their wellbeing: 62% in career wellbeing, 66% in community wellbeing, 51% in financial wellbeing, 53% in physical wellbeing and 62% in social wellbeing.
  • Affiliated alumni reporting a higher likelihood of finding a good job quickly after graduation. More than half of fraternity and sorority alumni, compared to just 36% of nonaffiliated alumni, had accepted a job offer or found employment within two months of graduation.
  • Eighty-four percent would still join their fraternity or sorority, if they had to do it all over again. 
  • More than one in five affiliated alumni (23%), versus 14% of nonaffiliated alumni, report having a professor who cared about them as a person and made them excited about learning, and had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams.
  • A majority of affiliated alumni are “promoters” of their institution, based on their likelihood to recommend it. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of affiliated alumni selected a 9 or 10 on a scale where 10 is the highest likelihood to recommend their alma mater, compared with 43% of nonaffiliated alumni.