This summer Gallup released the results of a groundbreaking survey of more than 30,000 college graduates across the U.S. They found that individuals who were members of a fraternity or sorority were more likely to be “thriving” in their well-being and more engaged at work than college graduates who did not go Greek. The scientific research concluded:
- Greeks are more engaged in the workforce than non-Greeks. Fraternity men and sorority women are more satisfied with and productive in their jobs. They are more intellectually and emotionally connected with their work organizations and work teams.
- Fraternity and sorority members are more likely than all other college graduates to be thriving in each of the five elements of well-being (purpose, social, financial, community and physical). To be thriving in all five elements, noted Gallup, provides Greeks with a great advantage in life and leads to a more fulfilling life.
- More fraternity and sorority members report they have started a business than all other college graduates.
- More fraternity and sorority members believe they were better prepared for life after college than all other college graduates.
When you analyze the data by gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and public vs. private school, the results are the same. There is irrefutable evidence that joining and actively participating in a fraternity and sorority helps men and women lead happier, more fulfilling, productive lives.
While remarkable, these results were not too much of a surprise. Every day, we see the life changing benefits Chi Phi bestows upon on young men during their college years and throughout their lives. However, it is gratifying to have documented research to support what we have always known.
That is precisely the reason we began the Changing Lives Campaign to positively impact lives. Alumni, actives, parents and friends have no committed over $9.3 million toward the $10 million goal. The end is in sight. The evidence is clear. When done correctly, Chi Phi makes a profound difference in the life of a young man. Rest assured Chi Phi changes lives for the better. Donor support enabled us to make fraternity life a defining experience. Thank you to all our donors for changing lives and making a difference.
To learn more about Gallup’s landmark study, visit: http://thegallupblog.gallup.com/2014/05/fraternity-and-sorority-membership.html or http://www.businessinsider.com/hire-fraternity-sorority-member-2014-5
To add your name to the Changing Lives Campaign donor honor roll visit www.chiphicampaign.com/donate.