If you’ve been thinking about joining a student organization at WVU that will offer fantastic social and development opportunities while at the same time prepare you for a successful life after college, then you’ve come to the right place.
Membership in a fraternity is challenging, rewarding, and fun – yet also offers an environment that promotes friendship, support and networking opportunities. Being a member of a fraternity means more than just wearing Greek letters, attending meetings, and going to parties. Being in a fraternity is about making friendships that will last far beyond your college years while enhancing your personal development by committing to ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service.
Membership is a solemn commitment. Joining a fraternity is a lifelong dedication to the ideals and principles of Greek life. Greek men are successful in life because the values learned during the undergraduate years of affiliation continue to be put into action long after graduation.
Did you know that Greek individuals comprise only 2% of the population of the United States? However, this 2% is a very powerful group of individuals.
- Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community.
- All but eight U.S. Presidents have been fraternity men since 1825 when the first social fraternity was founded. Today, 76% of all U.S. Congressmen and Senators are Greek.
- Of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are led by fraternity men and sorority women.
- Greeks raise over $7 million for charity every year.
- A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/ sorority graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.
- 850,000 hours are annually volunteered by Greeks across the country.
- Approximately 85% of the top executives of Fortune 500 companies belong to a fraternity or sorority.
How do I rush a fraternity?
You can sign up online, at any freshmen orientation session, and during any of the events listed in the pages of this site. It is however strongly recommended that you first browse the pages of this site for additional information about fraternity life at WVU prior to registering. This will give you more information and allows you more time to consider this valuable opportunity.