No matter what the news says, Greek life continues to grow and expand its reach. Students across the nation have shown an increase in Greek life interest over the last few years and enrollment is rising, member achievement is increasing and the dedication to philanthropy is thriving.
As you already know, being involved in Greek life allows one to give back to the community and grow as a leader. Thanks to the passion and persistence of Greek alumni and current chapters, sorority and fraternity chapters are able to prepare their members for success.
Per results from the recent National Gallup/Purdue Study – “Fraternities & Sororities: Understanding Life Outcomes”:
- Graduates who participated in fraternities or sororities are more likely to be thriving in all five critical elements of well-being—purpose, social, financial, physical and community—than are graduates who did not participate in fraternities or sororities.
- Purpose: 59% for members vs. 54% for non-members
- Social: 54% for members vs. 48% for non-members
- Financial: 46% for members vs. 42% for non-members
- Community: 52% for members vs. 46% for non-members
- Physical: 37% for members vs. 34% for non-members
- National results show 43% of college graduates who were members of a fraternity or sorority are engaged in the workplace, compared to 38% of college graduates were not members.
- The support graduates recall receiving from their institution as students is also important well into their post-graduate careers. Sixteen percent of graduates who participated in fraternities or sororities say they had a professor who cared about them as a person—one who made them excited about learning—and had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their dreams are emotionally attached, compared with 13% of graduates who did not participate in fraternities or sororities.
- Graduates with fraternity or sorority affiliation and membership in college were more likely to have taken advantage of experiential learning opportunities while in college (11%) than graduates who were not members (5%).
- Alumni who participated in fraternities or sororities exhibit higher emotional attachment to their school. According to the study, 22% of those surveyed who were in sororities or fraternities consider themselves attached, compared with 17% who were not members.
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