Many fraternity alumni believe in the values of their organization and work hard to make sure undergraduates are successful. This support can come in the form of donations to the fraternity, sound advice and even job/internship offers. Of those who reach great success in society, many are were involved in the Greek Community. Connections established in a fraternity and the support of your brothers have created some impressive statistics below:
- 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.
- Every U.S. President and Vice President, except three in each office, born since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825 have been members of a fraternity.
One of the main aspects of Greek Life is brotherhood, or friendship. This friendship is promoted and enhanced by the unique living situation that fraternities offer. Unlike residence halls and co-ops, fraternities provide a group living environment in which you get to choose the people you interact with. Living, working, and relaxing with a group of friends builds the type of bonds that last a lifetime. join a chapter based on the relationships you make.
In addition to friendship, fraternities help to develop young men into adults. Through the give and take of daily interaction and house decisions, a man’s character is developed by learning how to compromise. Most importantly, fraternities provide the opportunity for the development of leadership skills. Working in leadership positions within an individual house or the Interfraternity Council will shape a young man into a responsible and dependable adult. The interpersonal skills learned go a long way to convey ones message to others. Finally, our chapter members hold various positions in on-campus positions for ASOSU, MUPC, UHDS, and other councils. You get what you put into the chapter.
Taken at the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values in Indianaoplis, Indiana. IFC teamed up with Panhellenic and the Unified Greek Council to attend this leadership conference.