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Fact Sheet

  • There are 123 fraternities and sororities with 9 million members total
  • There are 750,000 undergraduate members in 12,000 chapters on more than 800 campuses in the USA and Canada
  • Of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men
  • 85% of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a fraternity
  • 40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 were fraternity men
  • 76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity
  • Almost every U.S. President and Vice President born since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825, have been members of a fraternity
  • 63% of the U.S. President’s Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek
  • A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/sorority graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate
  • Less than 2% of an average college student’s expenses go toward fraternity dues. (U.S. Office of Education)
  • Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community
  • The 1st Female Senator was Greek
  • The 1st Female Astronaut was Greek
  • All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek
  • Nationally, the Greek community raises over $7 million each year
  • As Alumni, Greeks give approximately 75% of all money donated to universities
  • The Greek system is the largest network of volunteers in the US, with members donating over 10 million hours of volunteer service each year
  • 71% of those listed in “Who’s Who in America” belong to a fraternity

See more at: The Fraternity Advisor