Greek Life

Welcome Letters


President Thomas

Western Illinois University is proud to have a tradition of outstanding fraternities and sororities. The leadership and service opportunities available to Western students through Greek life benefit our students, the University, and the local community.

Academic excellence and educational opportunity are two of Western's four core values. Fraternities and sororities require members to achieve and maintain academic success, and encourage members to take advantage of the opportunities to excel both in and out of the classroom. Social responsibility and personal growth are also two of our core values, and Greek life at Western Illinois University embraces these values. Members of fraternities and sororities support numerous campus and community causes and organizations through generous donations and hours of time and service.

As a lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, I recognize the important role that Greek life has on a university's campus. I encourage students to consider the many prospects available in the chartered fraternities and sororities at Western Illinois University.

Dr. Jack Thomas

Vice President for Student Services

Ronald Williams

Welcome to Western Illinois University and Greek Life! A comprehensive collegiate experience is built on a challenging academic program, involvement in university life, and cooperation with and respect for other campus community members. It is no secret that Greek involvement contributes significantly to the learning experiences that occur for students outside the classroom. The decision to join a fraternity or sorority can be one of the most rewarding decisions a college student can make during their college years. Joining the right fraternity/sorority can help develop an individual in many facets of life, including scholarship, leadership, social, service, and integrity.

I believe you'll find that involvement in a Greek organization helps foster personal development unlike any other campus organization. Often times, the intimate relationships formed through brotherhood or sisterhood last a lifetime. Friendship, honor and integrity, loyalty, academic achievement, leadership, service to community and alma mater, and personal responsibility are but a few of the ideals promoted in a sorority or fraternity. I encourage you to get involved and participate in campus life to enjoy your college experience to its fullest extent.

Best wishes! I hope you have an enjoyable and educational Western experience.

Ronald Williams
Interim Vice President for Student Services