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Fun Stats

National

  • 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

Local

  • The All-Greek averagefor our campus community has consistently trumped the non-affiliated students at UNM. Click here for recent grade reports and statistics about the Greek community and the student's academic success.
  • Members of Greek life at UNM completed 14,067 hours of community service in 2014
  • During Greek Week $12,077 were donated to local charities, which added to make the total $80,423 over the last seven years
  • 65% of Greek members are involved in an on campus organization outside of their chapter
  • At UNM, 76% of Who's Who in America are fraternity or sorority members
  • Since 2007, men's membership rose by 145% and women's by 67%