What is Fraternity and Sorority Life?
Fraternity and Sorority Life has been an integral part of Drake University since 1921. Today we have 20 recognized fraternities and sororities for students to choose from. We strive to develop communities on and off Drake’s campus. Our community is made up of 7 out of the 9 National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters, 5 of the Panhellenic Council chapters and 8 of the Interfraternity Council chapters.
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.
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.
What We’ve Achieved in the Fall 2018
Average FSL GPA of 3.33 higher than the university average GPA of 3.29
Average Sorority GPA 3.42
Average Fraternity GPA 3.22
We raised $71,755.93 for philanthropy
Completed 24,526 service hours
95% of first years involved in FSL returned for their sophomore year compared to the university average of 88%