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Fraternities and sororities offer an amazing collegiate experience and have been a part of SIU since 1923, playing an important role in the lives of thousands of students and alumni. Their educational programs, social activities, service projects, and leadership development opportunities contribute much to the University community. SIU currently has 35 fraternities and sororities across four governing councils that vary in individual missions; however each organization was founded on the principles of scholarship, service, leadership and community. The total membership of more than 1,100 students comprises 10.3 percent of the campus community.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale Fraternity and Sorority Life provides members with the education to practice leadership, scholarship, integrity and social responsibility in an inclusive environment of mutual respect that fosters lifelong friendships. We, through out community, positively impact the University and surrounding community, while holding ourselves to the high standards reflected in our core values.


Fraternity and Sorority Life will not only be the community of first choice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale but a model fraternity and sorority community for others that is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and developmentally appropriate opportunities that challenge and support students to become responsible, resourceful, and reflective citizens while utilizing University and local community partnerships while establishing a lifetime bond of brotherhood and sisterhood.

Core Values