FSLWhy Go Greek?

Joining a Greek organization gives students the opportunity to grow through Sisterhood/Brotherhood, Scholarship, Leadership, Networking, Community Service, and Philanthropy.

 

Greek Facts

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