Colleges With Most Students in Fraternities And Sororities

1414f8c6e6082d72b75fd20255c5210b1807496125Sororities were started as a great way for female students to build their own communities at campuses that we usually male-dominated.

Sororities are still serving as places for gender solidarity and community building at many universities and colleges.

Sorority sisters may often  be found bonding over shared academic, social, cultural, or religion-based interests, and sorority members will generally also in community service or charity projects, fundraising activities, and formal dances.

Generally, joining a sorority comes with a serious price tag, such as recruitment fees, annual membership dues, and various costs for clothing and many activities.

Sororities, like fraternities, are in fact social organizations at universities and colleges, and are usually ‘Greek letter organization’ as they are named after Greek letters.

In general is sorority and fraternity membership obtained during ‘rush week’, the introductory period for new students when the sororities and fraternities actively recruit new members who usually will remain members of the organization for the rest of their lives.

Female students who want to become part of the ‘vibrant Greek life ‘may check out a schools on the following list. These schools had the highest percentages of female students (2015) that were members of a sorority:

Percentage of Female Students in Sororities:

  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia       81%
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina                  70%
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana                         67%
  • Welch College, Nashville, Tennessee                                66%
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee                              62%
  • Sewanee-University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee    60%

Fraternities are building on the concepts of camaraderie and brotherhood while their members often bond over commonly shared interests on academic, social, and also religious fields.

‘Going Greek’ usually comes at a considerable cost for recruitment fees, annual membership dues, fees for social events, and contributions for charity and community activities. Being a member of a fraternity may be an easy an great way to become part of a particular social circle and to meet the right new people.

Students pledging a fraternity have the chance to benefit from a network of interesting contacts that may be extending well beyond their campus circles. Fraternities maintain often world-wide networks that may be very beneficial when it comes to professional advancement or relocating to new part s of the world.

Check out the following list of schools that had the highest percentage of undergraduate male students (2015) in fraternities.

Percentage of Male Students in Fraternities:

  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana                                                    79%
  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia                            78%
  • Welch College, Nashville, Tennessee                                                              65%
  • Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi                                                             62%
  • Sewanee-University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee                          60%
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana                                                      54%
  • Ohio Valley University, Vienna, West Virginia                                          50%
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts   48%
  • Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri                                                          48%

Impressive numbers, aren’t they? On the other hand, you can’t be careful enough! Research the Greek organizations you want to join as you get into college, but check out also the other campus organizations.

Try to discover which groups or organizations are really fitting your passions and interests, whether they are Greek organizations or not.

Many students will join the first sorority or fraternity that shows some interest, but be wise and take your time, consider all your options, and don’t ‘rush’ into something you may later regret.

When you’re just starting college, you probably don’t know yourself yet that well, and during your years in college, you will grow to become an independent person, regardless what sort of formal extracurricular activities you will take part in. Please take your time and be wise!