Fraternity & Sorority Life

Welcome to the birthplace of sororities.
Our Greek men and women learn to become leaders, serve others and forge lifelong friendships.

Our sororities are kind of a big deal

National Greek life began with the founding of Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma right here on our beautiful campus. The nation’s first women’s sorority, Pi Beta Phi, was founded at Monmouth in 1867. Three years later, Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded at the College. They are known nationally as the Monmouth Duo, which means that there are pilgrimages to our town and campus every year from chapters around the country. Alpha Xi Delta, our third sorority, was founded in nearby Galesburg, making it the active chapter closest to the sorority’s founding location.

Our men’s fraternities – Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Zeta Beta Tau – have been at Monmouth for a combined 100-plus years. The also are a strong Greek presence on campus.

All are welcome 

Greek life embraces all students and produces some of the campus’ distinguished student leaders who excel in the classroom and in service to others. Greek organizations’ members consistently rank at or above the all-campus grade point average. Every chapter has academic programs, standards and support to help members succeed in and out of the classroom.

Friends for life

The brotherhood and sisterhood is real. Members of our Greek organizations form meaningful connections and lifelong friendships with a diverse group of students who share a common set of values and ideals. 

Campus leaders

Fraternities and sororities are learning laboratories. They give students the opportunity to learn, test, and grow as they develop as individuals and as leaders. As student-run organizations, fraternities and sororities elect members to serve in positions ranging from philanthropy chair to president.

Every fraternity and sorority believes in making a difference in the world. Members of the Greek community host numerous community service and philanthropic activities throughout the school year, both on campus and in the local Monmouth community.

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FAQs

  • What will students get out of participating in a Greek organization that they would not get out of any other college organization?

    Coming to college is a major life change that students experience and joining a women’s or men’s fraternity helps ease the transition. For many students, their fraternity or sorority truly becomes a home away from home. In addition, students become members of a supportive brotherhood or sisterhood and have opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, improve scholarship, understand the value of service and philanthropy, and learn financial responsibility.

  • What does it mean to be Greek at Monmouth College?

    Monmouth College has made a firm commitment to the future of Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus. The College wants to see every student involved in meaningful activities, and sees Fraternity and Sorority Life as an integral part of the College community. Fraternity and Sorority Life at Monmouth is consistent with the college’s goals of academic rigor and active citizenship.

  • What about Hazing?

    Monmouth College and the State of Illinois have strict policies prohibiting hazing. This prohibition is strongly supported by each national organization. Allegations of hazing are swiftly investigated by the College and national offices. Any chapter found to be hazing would face severe consequences, including probation, suspension of chapter activities, or removal of the chapter from Monmouth College. In addition, all chapters conduct education on hazing and alcohol abuse.

  • What will students get out of participating in a Greek organization that they would not get out of any other college organization?

    Coming to college is a major life change that students experience and joining a women’s or men’s fraternity helps ease the transition. For many students, their fraternity or sorority truly becomes a home away from home. In addition, students become members of a supportive brotherhood or sisterhood and have opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, improve scholarship, understand the value of service and philanthropy, and learn financial responsibility.

  • What does it mean to be Greek at Monmouth College?

    Monmouth College has made a firm commitment to the future of Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus. The College wants to see every student involved in meaningful activities, and sees Fraternity and Sorority Life as an integral part of the College community. Fraternity and Sorority Life at Monmouth is consistent with the college’s goals of academic rigor and active citizenship.

  • What about Hazing?

    Monmouth College and the State of Illinois have strict policies prohibiting hazing. This prohibition is strongly supported by each national organization. Allegations of hazing are swiftly investigated by the College and national offices. Any chapter found to be hazing would face severe consequences, including probation, suspension of chapter activities, or removal of the chapter from Monmouth College. In addition, all chapters conduct education on hazing and alcohol abuse.

  • What does it mean to be Greek at Monmouth?

    Monmouth College has made a firm commitment to the future of Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus. The College wants to see every student involved in meaningful activities, and sees Fraternity and Sorority Life as an integral part of the College community. Fraternity and Sorority Life at Monmouth is consistent with the college’s goals of academic rigor and active citizenship.

  • How much does it cost to be in a Fraternity or Sorority?

    Fraternities and Sororities have dues associated with them so that developmental experiences and events may be developed for the organization’s members.  Each organization has a different amount of dues.