Benefits of Joining a Fraternity or Sorority
Why should I join?
Networking: When you’re looking for a job a few years from now, your skill set often is not as important as your connections. This is unfortunate, but it’s a reality. Fraternity or sorority membership is a great way to connect with people, both in your new member expereince & through members who have graduated and joined the working world.
Leadership opportunities: Fraternity or sorority membership offers opportunities within your chosen organization and in your council as well. We’re talking about sharpening some pretty important leadership techniques that ANY future employer will be looking for. It’s definitely great résumé material.
Fun: Want to fill up your social schedule? Join a fraternity or sorority and you’ll have more social events than you’ll ever be able to attend. When will you ever have a chance in your life to have this much fun?
Friendship and Community: Even though college campuses are full of people, they can be very lonely places when you don’t know anyone & haven’t quite found your niche just yet. The fraternity and sorority community at UT Arlington provides an easy way to meet people, make friends, and join a community. Membership in our organizations is for lifetime, you’ll always have a network of friends to fall back upon.
Since the first social fraternal organization was formed over 234 years ago, a lot has changed within the. Certainly, the number of fraternities and sororities within the United States has increased dramatically. Fraternities and sororities can be found in over 800+ colleges and universities across the country.
Some interesting facts about fraternity and sorority life today:
- Greeks make up only 2% of the population.
- US Government studies show that 71% of Greek Members Graduate, while 50% of non-Greeks graduate.
- Approximately 85% of the top executives in Fortune 500 companies are Greeks.
- Of the nation's 50 largest companies, Greek members head 43 of them.
- 71% of men listed in Who's Who in America are Greek.
- 76% of the current United States Senators and Congressmen are Greeks.
- 80% of the Supreme Court Justices since 1800 have been Greeks.
- 100 (63%) of the 158 cabinet members since 1900 have been Greeks.
- All but 3 United States Presidents since 1825 have been Greeks.
- 80% of all University Alumni Donators are Greek.