Fun Greek Facts

Fun Greek Facts


  • 71% of students listed in "Who's Who in America" belong to a Greek organization
  • A recent U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all Greeks graduate from college, while only 50% of non-Greeks are successful graduates
  • Over 85% of the student leaders on more than 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community
  • More than 7 million US and Canadian men and women have become members of Greek organizations
  • A National Conference report shows a majority of the 600 NIC fraternity chapters are above the All-Men's scholastic average
  • Less than 2% of an average college student's expenses go toward fraternity/sorority dues
  • Over $7 million, in charitable donations, are raised every year by national Greek organizations
  • Over 850,000 hours are volunteered by Greeks annually


  • Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greeks
  • 85% of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a Greek organization
  • All but two U.S. Presidents since 1900 have been Greek
  • All but two U.S. Vice Presidents since 1900 have been Greek
  • 63% of the U.S. President's cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek
  • 75% of the U.S. Congress is Greek
  • Since 1920, 85% of the Supreme Court justices have been Greek

Higher Education studies have shown that men and women who join Greek organizations...

  • are more active on campus and in community activities
  • take part more often in volunteer organizations and charitable activities
  • tend to nurture their "social capital", involvement in the community, in later years
  • are more likely to stay in college than other students
  • attain higher grades while in college
  • graduate at higher levels than non-Greeks
  • remain active and loyal alumni after graduation
  • tend to be more successful financially after graduating than other college graduates
  • tend to donate more gifts, and in greater amounts, to their alma mater

(And most importantly)
...are more pleased with their overall college experience!

**Many of these fun facts courtesy of the University of Evansville and the University of Nebraska Lincoln websites.**