Fraternities are organizations which foster brotherhood among its members. While they are often perceived as groups of young men who just like to party, they often do good in the community as well. Fraternity membership is not meant to be something that ends when one's collegiate career does. Instead, it's intended to create a strong bond between members nationwide. In terms of on campus fraternity life, fraternities can be viewed as almost official cliques. Frat brothers can usually be seen sporting their fraternity colors and gear. Additionally, frats often hold events in which they promote themselves, fundraise, and/or socialize with other frats or sororities on campus.
- Nationally, 71% of all fraternity and sorority member graduate, while only 50% of non-members graduate.
- The All fraternity and sorority GPA is higher than the overall collegiate GPA.
- Since 1910, 85% of the Supreme Court Justices have been fraternity or sorority members.
- 85% of the Fortune 500 key executives are fraternity or sorority members.
- Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity or sorority members.
- 76% of Who's Who in America are fraternity or sorority members.
- All but two Presidents since 1825 have been fraternity or sorority members.
- 70% of the U.S. Presidents' cabinet members since 1900 have been fraternity or sorority members.
76% of U.S. Senators are fraternity or sorority members.
- Both women appointed 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 than 2% of average college student expenses go towards membership dues.
- A study by the University of Missouri found that Greeks throughout the US and Canada are more involved on their campuses and rate their overall university experience better.
- The same study found that fraternity or sorority members are more involved in their communities; and give more generously to their alma maters.
- Fraternity or sorority members form the largest network of volunteers in the U.S.-Nationally, fraternity or sorority members volunteer approximately 10 million hours of community service annually.
- Fraternity or sorority membership strongly encourages within its community to uphold the ideals that they were founded on: sisterhood and brotherhood, scholarship, leadership, philanthropy, and becoming better citizens of society.
- Hazing is against National Fraternity or Sorority Headquarters policies.
Nationally, fraternity or sorority members are the largest and most visible value-based student organizations.