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.
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 & Sorority Members,
- U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressional representatives are members of fraternities and sororities.
- A Gallup survey of 30,000 college/university alumni found that persons who said they had been members of Greek-letter organizations while undergraduates reported having a greater sense of purpose, as well as better social and physical well-being, than those who had not.