Fraternity and sorority men and women are proven to be successful in the classroom, in their communities and is the post-college world. In college, you will in no doubt have many lasting memories. It will be your fraternity experience that defines who you are as you prepare to take on life after school...
Greeks in Government
- 40 of the last 47 Supreme Court Justices have been Greek.
- 76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity.
- 63% of the U.S. President's Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.
- All but two US Presidents and Vice Presidents since 1825 are affiliated with Greek organizations.
- Of the past fifteen presidents, twelve of them are members of a college fraternity.
- All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek.
- The first female Senator and Astronaut were both sorority women.
Greeks in the Business World
- 85% of the Fortune 500 executives are members of fraternities or sororities
- 71% of those listed in "Who's Who in America" are Greek.
- Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men.
Greeks on Campus and in the Classroom
- More than 7 million men and women in the U.S. and Canada are Greek.
- Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community.
- A University of Missouri study found that Greeks throughout the U.S. and Canada are more involved on their campuses and rate their overall university experience better than their non-Greek counterparts.
- A U.S. Government study showed that 71% of Greek students graduate, while just over 50% of their non-Greek counterparts do so.
- In the past ten years, more than 100 colleges and universities have opened their doors for the first time to fraternities.
- Students that are Greek are also more likely to participate in more extra curricular activities than those students who are not Greek.
Greeks in the Community
- Nationally, Greek organizations are the largest and most visible value-based student organizations.
- Over $7 million is raised every year by Greeks nationally.
- Greeks form the largest network of volunteers in the U.S. Nationally, Greeks volunteer approximately 10 million hours of community service annually.
- Less than 2% of an average college student's expenses go toward fraternity/sorority dues.
- Greek Members have been found to be more successful financially as well as give more to their alma maters.
(Courtesy of the North-American Interfraternity Conference)