Membership in a Greek Lettered Fraternal Society has provided students with opportunities for growth, self-authorship and the development of necessary life skills that have contributed to productive and meaningful experiences during and after a student’s career at Franklin & Marshall College. Spring 2017 ~ 38% F&M Students Participate in FS Life
Fraternities & Sororities Exist Because
- Provide a good democratic social experience.
- Give value beyond college years.
- Create, through their ideals, an ever-widening circle of service beyond the membership.
- Develop the individual's potential through leadership opportunities and group effort.
- Fill the need to belong.
- Fraternity|Sorority members spend a combined 2.8 million hours providing community service last year.
- Fraternity|Sorority members experience more rapid personal growth than non-fraternity peers in seven domains of student development: critical thinking, self-awareness, communication, diversity, citizenship, membership, and leadership, relationships (according to recent independent research from the University Learning Outcomes Assessment).
- Half of the top 10 Fortune 500 CEO's are Fraternity men, while 39 U.S. Senators and 105 U.S. Congressional representatives are members of fraternities and sororities.
Women's Sororities | NPC Statistics
• 26 member groups
• 666 campuses in the U.S. and Canada
• 3,127 undergraduate chapters
• 325,772 undergraduate members
• 127,696 new members
• 3,883 alumnae associations
(460 of 569 reporting)
• 569 College Panhellenics
• 850,411 hours donated to community service efforts
• $5,276,728 raised for philanthropies
(108 of 197 reporting)
• 197 Alumnae Panhellenics
• 53,394 hours donated to community service
• $438,757 raised for scholarships
• 412 scholarships awarded
• $82,247 raised for philanthropies
Men's Fraternity Statistics|NIC Statistics
Total Undergraduate Fraternity Membership: 325,530*
Number of Men Initiated in 2011-2012: 84,954*
5436 Chapters on roughly 800 campuses*
Community Service Hours: 2.8 million hours*
Philanthropic Dollars Raised: $21.1 million*
All-Fraternity GPA: 2.912 versus All-Male GPA: 2.892^
Greeks in 112th US Congress: 42 Senators (42%), 101 Congressmen (23%)
Greeks in 113th US Congress: 39 Senators (39%), 106 Congressmen (24%)
50% of the Top 10 Fortune 500 CEOs are fraternity men; 15% of Fortune 100 CEOs are Greek
44% of all US Presidents have been members of a social fraternity
31% of all US Supreme Court Justices have been fraternity alumni
Franklin & Marshall College New Member Education Review Board Policy (New Member Academic Performance Standards/Policy)