Scholarship, Leadership & Service
Greek Organizations offer the most successful leadership development program for college students, as well as the largest network of volunteers in the US, performing 10 million hours of volunteer services a year.
Nationally, fraternities and sororities are:
- Largest & most visible values-based organizations on campus
- Most successful leadership development program for college students
- Largest network of volunteers in the US, performing 10 million hours of volunteer services a year
- Owners & managers of $3 billion in student housing with 250,000 students housed in 8,000 facilities
- 9 million total members strong with 750,000 undergraduate members in 12,000 chapters
- Located on 800 campuses in the US & Canada
This past year, members of LSU fraternities and sororities raised over $160,000 to build two Habitat for Humanity homes for local Baton Rouge families. The Greek community participated not only in fundraising portion, but over 1,000 members participated in the actual building of the house during Greek Week--the 8-day blitz build.
LSU Greeks are known for their commitment to philanthropy and community service. Fraternity and sorority members contribute thousands of hours each semester to philanthropies and community service projects. The Baton Rouge community frequently benefits from the generosity of LSU Greeks.
Through annual fundraising and hands on service, thousands of dollars have been raised and numerous hours of volunteer time recorded. During the past few years, Greeks donated over $250,000 and performed nearly 50,000 hours of community service.
The Power of 2%
With all of the influence, leadership, and power in the following statistics, only 2% of the US population are members of Greek organizations. Greeks have held key positions in US government and industry, including:
- 85% of Justices
- 76% of US Senators
- 85% of Fortune 500 executives
- All but two US Presidents since 1825
- The first two women appointed to the US Supreme Court
- 63% of US cabinet members since 1900
- 68% of physicians
- 72% of lawyers
- 70% of US Congressmen