philanthropy dollars raised in 2016
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Fraternity and Sorority Average GPA for Fall 2016
Fraternity and Sorority Life has been a integral part of Drake University since 1921. Today we have 12 recognized fraternities and sororities for students to choose from as well as several NPHC chapters, including many that have been on Drake's campus for over 95 years. Our community is made up of seven fraternities and five sororities as well as six NPHC chapters represented on our campus. 35% of Drake's undergraduate population is involved in a greek organization.
Becoming a member of a greek-letter organization is a lifelong commitment that only begins in college. When students join a recognized fraternity or sorority, they join an organization that creates a bond that will forever unite them with their brothers or sisters on campus and throughout the United States.
Fraternity men and sorority women on Drake's campus have a strong commitment to philanthropy and community service. Members of the organizations continue to demonstrate this commitment through their participation in various philanthropic events every year.
Around the Country
Greek organizations can be traced back to the late 1700s in their origin, today there are over 9 million members nationally across over 800 different college campuses. 85% of the Fortune 500 CEOs belonged to a fraternity in college, while sororities also boast the first female senator and the first female astronaut. Each year fraternity and sorority members raise over $7 million for different philanthropies. Studies have shown that fraternity and sorority members are 20% more likely to graduate than their peers as well as that most fraternity and sororities hold a higher average GPA than the national average.