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Fraternities and Sororities

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Transcript of Fraternities and Sororities

Fraternities & Sororities
Kristen Lemire & Cara Solovey
What Do You
Think Of
Greek Life?

Branches of Greek Life
Social
Service
Professional
Honors
Multicultural
Advantages
&
Challenges
Academics
Philanthropy
Networking
Leadership
Fit
Cost
Hazing
Partying
Time Commitment
Misunderstanding
of Greek Culture
Greek Life
Cost
Hazing
Partying
Time Commitment
Misunderstanding of Greek Culture
Academics
Philanthropy
Networking
Fit
GPA Requirements
University and Nationals have Requirements
Average Greek GPA are usually higher than the average undergrad GPA
Leadership
Example Average Dues
Dues may include:
National dues
Activity fee
Social fee
Room
Board
New member education
Initiation fee
Other fees
Greek membership is for a lifetime
Diversity on campus
Alumni Chapters
Conferences
IFC 75 Men's Fraternities
School Year 2011 - 2012
Philanthropic Dollars Raised: $21.1 million
Community Service Hours: 2.8 million
Community Service
Panhellenic Conference 26 Women's Sororities
Philanthropic Dollars Raised: $5 million
Community Service Hours: 500,000
Scholarship Dollars Raised: $2.8 million
25% of college students report doing poorly on a project/test as a result of alcohol, but 50% of Greeks have reported doing poorly
Not statistically more or less at risk of suffering from substance abuse issues after graduation
44 of 50 States have Anti-Hazing Laws
- HazingPrevention.org
NOT JUST A GREEK THING!
55% of college students
Greeks learn time management
Helps while in school
Helps in the workforce
Graduation Rates
Nationally, 71% of Greeks graduate
Only 50% of non-Greeks graduate
Study Hours
Studying with sister/brother in same major or previously taken class
85% of the Fortune 500 key executives are Greek
USA's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greeks
76% of Who's Who in America are Greek
Government
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
Celebrities
Will Ferrell, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Stewart, Paul Rudd, Martin Luther King Jr.
Jennifer Garner, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Lucy Liu, Sheryl Crow, Katie Couric, Elizabeth Banks
Greek Alumni
Greeks are the largest and most visible values based organizations on campuses
Over 85% of the student leaders on 730 campuses are Greek
Greek Honors Societies
Skills Greeks Learn:
Manage a budget
Run effective meetings
Speak in public
Motivate others
Just as important as University/College fit
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Why do they do that?
Tradition
Rituals
Secrets
Songs
Seniority
Hand Signs
Pins/Jewelry
Wearing Letters
Unify & Bond
Stereotype: Sororities Girls are Dumb and Only Noticed for Their Looks
The House Bunny
Stereotype: Fraternities Guys Don't Care About Grades and Only Care About Partying
Animal House
Recapping it All
Stereotypes come from media
Branches of Greek Life
Challenges
Cost
Hazing
Partying
Time Commitment
Misunderstanding of Greek Culture
Advantages
Academics
Philanthropy
Networking
Leadership
Fit
Thank You!
"Home Away From Home"
"These letters don't make me better than you. They make me better than I used to be."
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