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Greek Life

At Case Western Reserve University, Greek life is more than a way to forge friendships. Our fraternities and sororities aim to make college students the best versions of themselves—academically, professionally and personally. Since 1841, the Greek community at Case Western Reserve has complemented the university’s mission by providing opportunities that enable students to engage in leadership development, civic engagement and intellectual growth.

  • CWRU is home to 27 Greek chapters
  • Students involved in Greek life boast an average GPA of 3.36
  • 36% of undergraduate students are engaged in a Greek life organizations
  • Greek life members complete and average of 12,000+ hours of service each year and raise more than $45,000 annually
  • 90% of undergraduate students involved in Greek life participate in other student organizations and athletic teams


Case Western Reserve’s Greek community takes an active role in fostering the intellectual development of its members. Students utilize educational support programs and other campus resources to ensure academic achievement remains central to the Greek experience at Case Western Reserve.


Greek organizations are founded on principles and values that make up each chapter’s ritual and serve as the keystones of members’ experiences. Greek students work to live these values daily, honoring perspectives and practices that will guide them throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.


Greek life fosters among members individual responsibility for their chapters and the greater community. Members cultivate relationships with community organizations and work to help address their needs. As a result, the Greek community nurtures active, engaged citizens who make a positive impact within their organizations, at the university and in society at large.


Greek life engages members in an exploration of their responsibilities as individuals and leaders. This self-awareness enables them to become influential members of their chapters and the university. The community understands leadership is a journey and prepares members to be ethical and engaged leaders through opportunities for continued development and reflection.