A May 2014 Gallup survey of more than 30,000 college graduates across the U.S. finds that those who were members of fraternities or sororities are more likely to be “thriving” in their well-being and engaged at work than college graduates who did not go Greek.
Gallup partnered with the National Panhellenic Conference and the North-American Interfraternity Conference to conduct this research as part of their Gallup-Purdue Index survey about characteristics of student involvement.
Statistics of note are:
- Forty-three percent of fraternity and sorority members who are employed full time for an employer are engaged in the workplace compared to 38 percent of all other college graduates who are employed full time
- 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).
- More fraternity and sorority members (37 percent) strongly agree that their institutions prepared them for life after college than all other college graduates (27 percent)
- Twenty-two percent of college graduates who are members of a national fraternity or sorority are emotionally attached to their alma maters. College graduates who were not members of a national fraternity or sorority are slightly less likely to be attached (17 percent)
A compete article and the full report can be found here.