Are you wondering if Greek life is for you? Then keep this in mind - Greeks are leaders. Leaders on campus, in business, and in their communities. Consider the following:
Nationally, 71% of all Greeks graduate, while only 50% of non-Greeks graduate.
The All Greek GPA is higher than the overall collegiate GPA
Since 1910, 85% of the Supreme Court Justices have been Greek.
85% of the Fortune 500 key executives are Greek.
Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greeks.
76% of Who's Who in America are Greek.
All but two Presidents since 1825 have been Greek.
70% of the U.S. Presidents' cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.
76% of U.S. Senators are Greek.
Both women elected to the U.S. Supreme Court were sorority members.
Over 85% of the student leaders on 730 campuses are members of Greek-letter organizations.
Less then 2% of an average college students
expenses go towards Greek membership dues.
Top 10 Facts about Greek Life
We are smart! On average, the all sorority and fraternity GPA consistently matches and often well exceeds the all women's, men's, and campus averages.
We are diverse! Fraternities and
sororities represent the rich diversity of the campus population
(The Iota Gamma Chapter is the most diverse sorority at CSUDH)
We are responsible! Members who make commitments to themselves and their chapters prove to be among the most well respected students.
We help others! Greek organizations are recognized for their philanthropic work.
We are leaders! Greek women and men are involved in campus activities, are often the most visible campus leaders, and the most enthusiastic at University events.
We DO NOT haze!!! Hazing
is illegal. CSUDH enforces both the state and federal laws.
(Phi Sigma Sigma has a strict no hazing policy - you will not be hazed!!!!)
We are affordable! Greek life is an investment in your future. The chapter will help members to plan, budget, fundraise to afford to participate in Greek Life.
We are not rich! Greek members are not wealthy. Women and men in sororities and fraternities maintain jobs and internships. Many receive financial aid and scholarships to help finance their college education.
We network! Greeks are afforded networking opportunities through alumni for job assistance and advice, internship exposure, and general direction when entering the work force.
We have FUN!! Greeks have tons
of fun!!!! Greeks maintain a balance between the classroom and personal
time. Events such as Formal dances, retreats, sisterhood brotherhood
activities are just a few of the fun events planned.
More facts about Greeks
Greeks donate to their Alma Mater, religious groups and other charitable organizations significantly more then Non-Greeks do.
Greeks have significantly higher incomes then Non-Greeks.
The Greek Community provides opportunities to develop 12 of the 18 key factors that employers are looking for in new employees. These 12 factors are: Real-World Experience, Leadership Qualities, Personal Presentation, Attitude, Communication Skills, Computer Skills, Problem Solving, Customer Service Oriented, Proven Track Record, Adaptability-Drive-Initiative, Ability to Learn, & Preparation for Interviews.
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