Statistically Speaking

The Greek community at Carnegie Mellon just initiated its Spring 2008 pledges; the campus is one of the 40 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that offer students the chance to go Greek. The Greek system dates back to 1776, when a small group of friends started the first chapter of the fraternity Phi Beta Kappa at the College of William and Mary. Today, over 9 million people nationwide are active members of Greek organizations. Here are some statistics on Greek involvement at Carnegie Mellon and beyond:

Percentage of the Carnegie Mellon student body in Greek organizations: 19

Percentage of Fortune 500 executives who have been Greek: 85

Percentage of U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1880 who have been Greek: 85

Percentage of U.S. congressmen who have been Greek: 76

Percentage of U.S. Presidents who have been Greek: 48

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