We understand that many parents may have concerns about their son joining a fraternity, but we want to assure you that we are only looking out for your sons best interests. If he decides to join Phi Delta Theta not only will he enjoy the University experience more, he will become the greatest version of himself. Below are some facts about Greek life (mostly from the United States). Thanks to the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the source.
- Nationally, 71% of all fraternity and sorority member graduate, while only 50% of non-members graduate.
- The All fraternity and sorority GPA is higher than the overall collegiate GPA.
- Since 1910, 85% of the Supreme Court Justices have been fraternity or sorority members.
- 85% of the Fortune 500 key executives are fraternity or sorority members.
- Of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity or sorority members.
- 76% of Who’s Who in America are fraternity or sorority members.
- All but two Presidents since 1825 have been fraternity or sorority members.
- 70% of the U.S. Presidents’ cabinet members since 1900 have been fraternity or sorority members.
76% of U.S. Senators are fraternity or sorority members.
- Both women appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court were sorority members.
- Over 85% of the student leaders on 730 campuses are members of Greek-letter organizations
- 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 study found that fraternity or sorority members are more involved in their communities; and give more generously to their alma maters.
- Fraternity or sorority members form the largest network of volunteers in the U.S.-Nationally, fraternity or sorority members volunteer approximately 10 million hours of community service annually.
- Fraternity or sorority membership strongly encourages within its community to uphold the ideals that they were founded on: sisterhood and brotherhood, scholarship, leadership, philanthropy, and becoming better citizens of society.
- Hazing is against National Fraternity or Sorority Headquarters policies.
Nationally, fraternity or sorority members are the largest and most visible value-based student organizations.