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Interesting Facts|Fraternity and Sorority Life

I came to UW and did not want to join a sorority. I learned from my roommate that sorority life had a lot to offer to their members.  Once I began to go through recruitment, I found this to be very true.  Through my experience I have gained lifelong friends, support throughout college, skills that will help me to begin my career, and networking opportunities.  My college experience has grown immensely and I know that sorority life has helped me become a better person.  – Christine Pond, VP Recruitment, Panhellenic Council

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Fraternity and Sorority Life, Advising & Support
Union RM 045
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6790
Fax: 307-766-3296
Email: gogreek@uwyo.edu
Kate Steiner, Program Coordinator
Email: ksteiner@uwyo.edu
  • 76% of our nation's senators have been Greek. Currently, 43 senators have a background with a Greek letter organization.

  • 29% of the current U.S. House of Representatives have Greek affiliations.

  • 85% of the U.S. Supreme Court justices since 1910 have been Greek.

  • Since 1900, 63% of presidential cabinet members have been Greek.

  • 71% of all people listed to date in Who's Who in America are Greek.

  • 85% of Fortune 500 executives are Greek.

  • Greek CEOs lead 43 of the nation's 50 largest companies.

  • All of the Apollo 11 astronauts were Greek.

  • A U.S. government study concluded that over 70% of Greeks graduate college, whereas less than 50% of non-Greeks ever see their diploma.

  • As undergraduates, Greeks raise approximately $7 million annually for charities.

  • As undergraduates, Greeks donate approximately 850,000 volunteer hours annually for philanthropic causes.

  • Employers around the United States consider 18 key factors in evaluating job interviews.

  • The Greek community provides opportunity to develop 11 of these factors, namely: 1) real-world experience, 2) leadership qualities, 3) personal presentation, 4) attitude, 5) communication skills, 6) problem-solving ability, 7) community service, 8) adaptability driven initiative, 9) proven track record, 10) ability to learn organizational methods and culture, and 11) preparation for interviews.

    And, surprisingly,

  • Only 2% of the total U.S. population are members of Greek organizations.

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Fraternities and Sororities have a long standing history of participating in UW Homecoming events, such as Iron Skulls Homecoming Sing

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