Greek life encourages involvement in campus activities for the making of new friends and broadening and development of each member's potential. Greeks are represented in every facet of university life and are a driving force in student government, honoraries, and athletics. They are generally respected by faculty and administrators alike.
Fraternities and sororities build leaders. A majority of the clubs and organizations on West Georgia's campus are led by Greeks. In addition, each chapter elects its own officers. As a leader, you have an opportunity to practice and gain skills that might well be one of the most valuable experiences of your university career.
Nationally, sororities and fraternities are:
• Largest and most visible values-based organizations on campus
• Most successful leadership development programs for college students
• Largest network of volunteers in the U.S., completing/providing 10 million hours of volunteer services in a year
• 9 million members
• 12,000 chapters
• 750,000 undergraduate members
• Over 800 campuses in the United States and Canada
Greeks make up only 2% of the national population BUT:
• 48% of all U.S. Presidents have been Greek
• 70% of all U.S. Congressmen/women are Greek
• 30% of all Fortune 500 Executives are Greek
• 40% of all U.S. Supreme Court Justices have been Greek
• 68% of doctors and 72% of lawyers nationally belong to a fraternity or sorority