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20 Surprising Facts

  • Fraternity and Sorority Alumni are much more likely than nonmembers to participate in community service activities after graduation

  • Forty-three of the 100 members of the U.S. Senate are members of a fraternity or sorority

  • Twenty-nine percent of the House of Representatives are Greek affiliated

  • Of North America’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greek men and women

  • 7 out of 10 people listed in Who’s Who? are Greek

  • 85% of Fortune 500 executives are Greek

  • 40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices are Greek

  • All but two Presidents and two Vice-Presidents, born after the founding of the first social fraternity in 1825, were fraternity members

  • 63% of all U.S. Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek

  • All of the Apollo 11 astronauts were Greek

  • Only 2% of the population are members of Greek organizations

  • A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of Greeks graduate, while under 50% of non-Greeks graduate

  • A study by the University of Missouri found that Greeks throughout the US and Canada are more involved on their campuses and rate their overall university experience better

  • The same Missouri study found Greeks are more financially successful after they graduate than independents, are more involved in their communities, and give more generously to their alma maters

  • Greeks not only participate in their own fraternity or sorority leadership, but are also involved in the same extracurricular activities as nonaffiliated students

  • As undergraduates, Greeks raise approximately $7 million per year for charities

  • As undergraduates, Greeks give approximately 850,000 volunteer hours per year
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Last Updated 10/26/12

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