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SIU has 34 fraternities and sororities!  The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life assists in advising these organizations & advises their governing councils & honor societies. 

Why go Greek?

SIU’s 34 fraternities and sororities are the largest values-based organizations on campus.  They offer dozens of leadership opportunities within each organization to make you into a stronger leader, such as serving as the Intramural Athletics Chair, Alumni Chair, Treasurer, or Homecoming Chair.  Greeks are committed to service, through participation in such events like those for the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale and raising money for a variety of charities like the Women’s Center and Special Olympics.  There is also the opportunity to be involved in some of SIU’s oldest traditions such as Greek Sing (which started in 1936) or the all-campus Theta Xi Variety Show (which started in 1947).  By being a part of a Greek organization, you can do all of this and more, while still focusing on the reason you are here –academics.  Join hundreds of Greek brothers and sisters who go to class together and study together, all while still achieving GPAs well above the all SIU average.  Go Greek!

Since 1923, our fraternity & sorority community continues to be based on the following:


  • Values are our foundation 
  • Our actions are based on our Ritual
  • Academics, Leadership, Character, Service, Brotherhood & Sisterhood
  • Largest values-based organizations on campus


  • Higher GPAs than campus averages
  • Higher Graduation & Retention rates than campus averages
  • Structured academic programs
  • Study hours, mentoring & recognition programs


  • Lead the campus – 85% of Greeks are involved in other student organizations
  • Leadership education opportunities throughout Campus, State, & Nation
  • Responsible Citizens


  • Commitment to serve the Community & University – Greeks do over 50% of SIU service hours
  • Commitment to Charity & Philanthropy – Greeks raise tens of thousands annually
  • St. Jude’s Up ‘til Dawn, Relay for Life, Blood Drives, Keep Carbondale Beautiful, etc.


  • SIU Homecoming
  • Greek Awards since 1931 (2nd Oldest SIU Tradition) 
  • Greek Sing since 1936 (3rd Oldest SIU Tradition)
  • Theta Xi Variety Show since 1947 (4th Oldest SIU Tradition)

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