Why Rush a Fraternity?

Posted by Jordan Carroll on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

All college students at one time will find themselves in the same boat. They are searching for what defines them, which major they should get a degree in, and how to set themselves up for success after graduating.

One thing that is commonly overlooked about fraternities is the opportunities that are open to you after you become a member. Much of the focus on fraternity life is negative. This is mostly because when bad things happen they will always take precedence in the media before the philanthropy, community service, and brotherhood aspects of the organization.

When joining a fraternity, your social circle expands which leads to an increase of networking, with that so does your experience, and with that so does your resume. There is a chain link connection between some of the most powerful and important people in the world, and being in a fraternity.

The video in this blog shows an example of some of these connections in a concise manner. It is from the ABC show “Greek.” It really makes you think, and even raises the question “Why should you NOT rush a fraternity?”

Other interesting Greek life facts:


  • A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/sorority graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.
  • Less than 2% of an average college student’s expenses go toward fraternity/sorority dues.
  • Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community.
  • Approximately 80% of the executives of the 500 largest corporations in America are fraternity 
men…

And more, found at http://www.uwgreek.com/frat/home.html.