38 things we love about Illinois: No. 15

Greek Life (Photo courtesy of Illio 2014)
From venerable agriculture to the computer revolution, rare books to Round Barns, Homecoming parades to tunnel walks, these are a few of our favorite things about our favorite institution of higher education.

15. Greek Life

With 97 chapters and more than 7,000 members, UI’s sorority and fraternity system is the nation’s largest, representing about one-quarter of its undergraduate population. So, time to dispel some Greek myths: While good times roll in an amazing array of chapter houses, members regularly engage in service projects and philanthropy. Members are scholastically minded as well, as evidenced by their collective GPA. Finally, Greek life embraces diversity, with one-third of chapters culturally oriented.

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