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    Over 800 campuses in the United States and Canada participate in Greek Life


    Approximately 15% of GW students are involved in Greek Life


    There are over 9 million Greek members nationally


    63 percent of the U.S. President's cabinet since 1900 have been Greek.


    In the past five years, more than 100 colleges and universities have opened their  doors for the first time to fraternities.


    Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men.


    85% of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a fraternity.


    40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 were fraternity men.


    76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity.


    Every U.S. President and Vice President, except two in each office, born since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825 have been members of a fraternity.


    63% of the U.S. President's Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.


    A National Conference report shows a high percentage of the 4,000 NIC fraternity chapters are above the All-Men's scholastic average on their respective campuses.


    A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/sororitiy graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.


    Less than 2% of an average college student's expenses go toward fraternity dues. (U.S. Office of Education)


    Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community.


    1 st Female Senator was Greek


    1 st Female Astronaut was Greek


    All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek


    Over $7 million is raised each year by Greeks nationally


    850,000 hours are volunteered by greeks annually


    The Greek system is the largest network of volunteers in the US, with members donating over 10 million hours of volunteer service each year


    71% of those listed in "Who's Who in America" belong to a fraternity


    There are 123 fraternities and sororities with 9 million members total


    There are 750,000 undergraduate members in 12,000 chapters on more than 800 campuses in the USA and Canada


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