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benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority


You might be wondering how your student can benefit from joining a fraternity or sorority at WKU...

Fraternities and sororities are rooted in founding principles that foster academic achievement, student involvement, community service, and life-long friendships.

Some of the benefits are:

  • "Home away from home" - A support group to help ease the adjustment to college
  • Academic Support- Scholastic resources to help student achieve their academic goals.
  • Leadership Development- Opportunities to acquire leadership skills through hands-on experience.
  • Giving back to the Community-Opportunities for active participation in community service projects.
  • Involvement- Encouragement to get involved, stay involved and maximize their potential on campus.


National studies conducted annually consistently indicate that students who choose to join Greek-letter organizations experience many positive benefits, including the following:

  • Greek students are more likely to stay in college than non-Greek students.
  • College graduates who belong to a sorority or fraternity tend to be more financially successful than other college graduates.
  • Greek alumni give both more money and more frequently to their alma maters than non-Greek alumni.
  • Greek students are more active on campus.
  • Upon graduation, these members are also more likely to get involved in volunteer and charitable organizations.


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 Last Modified 9/25/14