FSLWhy Go Greek?
Joining a Greek organization gives students the opportunity to grow through Sisterhood/Brotherhood, Scholarship, Leadership, Networking, Community Service, and Philanthropy.
Here are some interesting Greek Facts:
- Since the founding of Greek-letter organizations in 1825, all but two U.S. Presidents were Greek.
- 7 out of 10 people listed in Who’s Who Among College Students & Universities are Greek.
- Both females elected to the U.S. Supreme Court were sorority members.
- 85% of the Fortune 500 executives are Greek.
- Of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are spearheaded by Greeks.
- 63% of the U.S. President’s Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.
- Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are members of a Greek-letter organization.
- Since 1910, 40 of 47 Supreme Court Justices have been Greek.
- More than 7 million men and women in the USA and Canada are Greek.
- The Greek system is the largest network of volunteers in the US, with members donating over 10 million hours of volunteer service each year.
- Over $7,000,000 is raised every year by Greeks nationally.
- Studies show that Fraternity and Sorority members are more likely to remain in college and obtain a degree than non-affiliated students.
- First Female Senator was Greek.
- First Female Astronaut was Greek.
- 76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a Fraternity or Sorority
Information taken from: http://www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentActivities/greek/greek_whygreek.html