Greek Facts

Greek Facts:

Students with membership in a fraternity or sorority are more likely to complete college.
  • College graduates who were members of a fraternity or sorority tend to be more financially successful than those graduates not in Greek organizations.

  • Colleges receive more donations - and in greater amounts - from sorority and fraternity alumni.

  • Sorority and fraternity members participate in more campus activities and in more community service after college than others.

  • The first fraternity was founded in 1825 at Union College, Schenectady, NY.

  • The first sorority was founded in 1851 at Wesleyan College, Macon, GA.

  • Seventeen of the last twenty-five US Presidents have been members of fraternities.

  • Both female members of the US Supreme Court are members of sororities. Greeks, nationally, complete over 10 million hours of volunteer service annually.



Frances Lucia
Activities Advisor/ Event Coordinator
103 Strebel Student Center

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