Choosing to pledge a fraternity or sorority can be one of the most momentous decisions in life. Greek life does have a lot of advantages to offer. Some facts about Greek life include:

  • Even when accounting for parents' educational levels, graduation year, and gender, students who were affiliated with fraternities and sororities have higher average incomes following graduation.

  • Students who join fraternities and sororities are 28% more likely to return to school the following year than students who choose not to join.

  • Following graduation, Greek-affiliated alumni are involved in more civic organizations and contribute more financially to charitable organizations than non-Greek alumni.

  • 85% of the Fortune 500 executives are members of Greek organizations.

  • A study by the Center for the Study of the College Fraternities found that fraternity and sorority members were significantly more satisfied with their college experience than non-members students.

  • 25 US Presidents have belonged to Greek letter organizations.

  • 43 of the 50 nation's largest corporations are led by Greeks.

  • Greek organization members have a higher graduation rate that non-members. What Greek Life has to Offer

All Greek organizations offer members direct exposure to the development of leadership skills. Each chapter provides a variety of leadership positions for its members. The Greek community also provides campus-level leadership experience and serves as a stepping stone to other campus leadership opportunities and activities.

The fraternities and sororities play an exceedingly active role in various campus annual events such as, Homecoming and other events. Getting involved in campus life can prove to be a valuable experience and may develop friendships that last a lifetime. Fraternities and Sororities offer their members a variety of social and recreational activities each year. The fraternities and sororities actively participate in the campus intramural sports program, and are very successful in sports tournaments.

Community Service & Philanthropy
Each Greek Chapter, as well as the Greek Council, sponsor community service and philanthropic activities through participating in campus, local, and national philanthropic events. The chapter members may also have personal and group community service projects.

Socials & Formals
Each Greek organization holds social exchanges with other associates within the Greek community. These events allow members an opportunity to meet other members within the community. Socials can include any number of events including, formals, dances, costume parties, athletic competitions, and college designated events.

Pledging will take place following Block 5.

Cornell College forbids hazing and outlines it in the Student Compass.  If you believe you know about hazing happening within the Greek community or on-campus, please complete the Hazing Report Form.