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Pillars of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations. Within each fraternity and sorority, there exists a shared set of principles that encompass their mission statement, creed, or motto. These values, rooted in the rich traditions and rituals of our organizations, inspire our members to strive for excellence and uphold a higher standard than their peers. It is through these core values that fraternities and sororities distinguish themselves, setting them apart from any other club or organization on campus.

At IWU, our fraternity and sorority community centers around four foundational pillars that define our core standards: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service and Philanthropy. These pillars serve as guiding principles, shaping the transformative experiences and aspirations of our members.


We believe in fostering lifelong friendships and creating a sense of belonging. Through social events, brotherhood/sisterhood activities, and shared experiences, we provide opportunities for meaningful connections and create a support system that extends far beyond the college years. In Fellowship, we create lasting memories and bonds that withstand the test of time.


We strive to empower our members to become influential leaders on campus and in their communities. Through our comprehensive leadership development programs, mentorship opportunities, and hands-on experiences, we cultivate the skills and qualities necessary to inspire and make a positive impact. With Leadership, we shape individuals who will excel in their future endeavors and become catalysts for change.

In addition to being active within their own chapters, fraternity and sorority members are also involved with other campus activities.  Nearly all of the NCAA sports at IWU have members of the fraternity/sorority community on their rosters.  Many positions in Student Senate, including some of the highest offices, are routinely held by fraternity and sorority members.  You will also find fraternity and sorority members participating in the various music ensembles, intramural sports, registered student organizations on campus. In Leadership, we shape individuals who will excel in their future endeavors and become catalysts for change.


We are committed to fostering a culture of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity. Our members prioritize their studies while balancing their involvement in Fraternity & Sorority Life. We offer resources such as study groups, tutoring programs, and academic support networks to ensure our members thrive academically. In Scholarship, we encourage a lifelong love of learning and prepare our members for success.

Service and Philanthropy

We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world around us. Through volunteer initiatives, community service projects, and philanthropic efforts, we actively engage with our communities and contribute to causes that are meaningful to us. Service & Philanthropy enable us to give back, create change, and exemplify the spirit of compassion and generosity.

Tyler Manning - Director of the Office of Student Involvement

Department - Office Of Student Involvement