We encourage new students to the University of Illinois to live in Private Certified Housing facilities where they receive support through Residence Life Staff as well other amenities and services. In some cases, freshmen may also be eligible to live in Greek housing during their second semester on campus. However, membership must first be granted before living in most houses, and membership recruitment varies with each organization. Additionally, to live in a fraternity or sorority as a freshman, the house must be on a list of University of Illinois Certified Housing facilities. as these facilities are required to meet special University Housing standards.
Certified Houses for Academic Year 2020-2021
Please note: Not all facilities listed below are eligible to participate in the Reciprocal Program. Please contact the Private Certified Housing office or Chapter President of the facility that you are interested in to see if that particular facility is eligible.
For more information about Greek life at Illinois, visit the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs website.
Certified Chapter Name
Safety Inspections Completed in 3 or Fewer Visits (Previous Academic Year)
Live-in Housing Director
Category of Food Service Provided
Certified Housing Greek Oscar Award Winner or Nominee (Previous Academic Year)
*Certified Housing Outstanding Chapter Winner, 2019-2020. Outstanding Chapter was awarded based on chapter completing their safety inspections in one visit, meeting all Certified Housing deadlines, and attending all mandatory Certified Housing functions during the academic year.
**Certified Housing Outstanding Chapter Nominee, 2019-2020. Outstanding Chapter nominees recognized for completing their safety inspections in three or fewer visits, meeting all Certified Housing deadlines, and attending all mandatory Certified Housing functions during the academic year.
***Certified Housing nominee for completion of city inspections in two visits or fewer, 2019-2020.
Food Service Categories
Category I = Meals prepared on site; food can be stored and reheated/served.
Category II = Meals prepared on site or delivered from a category I facility; food cannot be stored or reheated/served.
Cooperative = Residents share responsibility for menu planning, grocery shopping, and cooking meals.