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Why should your student join a fraternity or sorority?


Greek alumni organizations can provide your student with a strong system of support after college. Many chapters provide connections within the community through jobs and internships. This networking opens doors to students for post-college opportunities all over the nation and the world. Most chapters have very involved alumni associations that allow the brotherhood & sisterhood activities to continue and prosper well after their time as an undergraduate at SIU.


You will find that the Greek community at SIU will offer your son or daughter a more well-rounded college experience.

If you have any more questions about the Greek community at SIU feel free to contact us at the Fraternity and Sorority Life office at 618/453-5714 or contact the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Gabby Kalil.


For your child, making the transition from high school or a community college to a four-year college or university may seem like an imposing challenge. One or more of the following questions may be on his/her mind:

Fraternities and sororities exist as a proven support network for your son as he/she embarks on this new period in his/her life. Over 800,000 students across the country are currently Greek.

The fraternity and sorority can help personalize your child’s college experience by offering a scholastic support system; hands-on experience in leading committees, managing budgets, and interacting with faculty and administrators; exposure to potential careers through educational programs and discussions with alumni; the chance to give back the community through service projects; and close friends who will cheer him on when he/she is successful and support him/her when times are tough. With all these opportunities available to them, it is no wonder that fraternity and sorority members tend to graduate from college at a higher rate than those not involved in Fraternity and Sorority life.

As a parent, you are undoubtedly concerned about your child’s college experience and the choices he/she will make.