Fraternity, sorority and co-op life sees 6% growth from a year ago, graduation rates outpace average student population | Campus

Membership in fraternity, sorority, and co-op life increased in the spring semester of 2022 compared to the previous year, while ratings fell for most organizations during these periods.

There were 6,507 students in the system, a growth of 6% from the spring of 2021. The 2022 total represents 18.5% of the university’s undergraduate students.

Organizations’ average GPAs have plummeted, but a year ago ratings were inflated in the Covid era when classes could be held virtually.

The FSCL community averaged 3.18, down from 3.31 a year earlier.

These are the spring 2022 average (compared to the previous year) and the cumulative average (compared to the previous year):

• Undergraduate semester 3.13 (3.26), cumulative 3.26 (3.30)

• Male semester 3.07 (3.18), cumulative 3.22 (3.25)

• All-female semester 3.22 (3.36), cumulative 3.32 (3.36)

The FSCL is made up of five governing groups (number of members, individual groups in this council): Interfraternity Council (3,222 members, 40 groups), Multicultural Greek Council (202.10), National Panhellenic Council (64.7), Purdue Cooperative Council (336, 11) and Panhellenic Association (2,683, 21).

These are FSCL Spring 2022 (previous year) and cumulative (previous year):

• Interfraternity Council semester, 3.05 (3.18), cumulative 3.20 (3.23)

• CMG 3.08 (3.26), 3.32 (3.30)

• NPHC 2.65 (2.94), 3.07 (3.15)

• CCP 3.23 (3.35), 3.34 (3.37)

• PHA 3.34 (3.45), 3.42 (3.43)

• All sororities 3.33 (3.44), 3.42 (3.42)

• All brotherhood 3.05 (3.18), 3.20 (3.23)

During the Spring 2022 semester, the FSCL community contributed 11,128 hours (1.71 hours per member) and philanthropic money raised $441,924 ($67.92 per member). The total number of service hours is 73% lower than in spring 2019 (41,277 hours), before Covid. But the philanthropic money raised in the spring of 2022 was 32.8% higher than in the spring of 2019 ($332,669).

Undergraduate ethnicity within the FSCL community with 78.9% white compared to 62.1% of the undergraduate population. The biggest gap between the FSCL community and the average undergraduate is for international students. The average undergraduate population is 11.4% international while the FSCL community is 2.1%.

Other ethnic distribution differences between the FSCL community and the undergraduate population:

• Asian, 6.5% FSCL (11.9% undergraduate average)

• Hispanic/Latino 5.3 (6.1)

• Two or more strokes, 4.5 (4.4)

• Black or African American, 1.3 (2.5)

• Unknown, 1.2 (1.3)

The FSCL community has a much higher graduation rate than the general student population.

• Four-year graduation rate, FSCL 73% (65% undergraduate rate)

• Five-year graduation rate, 87 (80)

• Six-year graduation rate, 89 (83)

Here’s how individual organizations ranked among their peers:

• No. 1 GPA Co-op Semester (36 members), Glenwood, 3.54

• No. 2, GPA Cooperative Semester (39 members), Ann Tweedale 3.44

• Cooperative Hours of Service #1, Circle Pines (52 members), 206

• Hours of service of Cooperative No. 2, Shoemaker (42 members), 204

• No. 1 Cooperative Philanthropy in Dollars Raised, Circle Pines, $6,089

• 2nd cooperative philanthropic dollars raised, Twin Pines (27 members), $1,663

• GPA of National Panhellenic Council No. 1, Delta Sigma Theta (11 members), 2.82

• National Panhellenic Hours of Service No. 1, Alpha Phi Alpha (eight members), 305

• National No. 1 Pan-Hellenic Philanthropic Fund Raised, Zeta Phi Beta (seven members), $850

• GPA of Panhellenic Association No. 1, Kappa Alpha Theta (147 members), 3.50

• Panhellenic Association No. 2 GPA, Kappa Delta (157 members), 3.48

• Hours of service of Panhellenic Association No. 1, Delta Zeta (137 members), 2,304

• Hours of service of Panhellenic Association No. 2 (136 members), 1,187

• 1 Panhellenic Association philanthropic dollars raised, Zeta Tau Alpha (143 members), $133,237

• #2 in Panhellenic Association philanthropic funds raised, Alpha Phi (138 members), $19,279

• Interfraternity Council #1 GPA, Sigma Phi Epsilon (24 members), 3.53

• Interfraternity Council #2 GPA, Lambda Chi Alpha (33 members), 3.31

• Interfraternity Council #1 Service Hours, Zeta Beta Tau (184 members), 2,074

• Hours of service of Interfraternity Council No. 2, Pi Kappa Phi (151 members), 1,777

• Interfraternity Council #1 Philanthropy Dollars raised, Sigma Chi (123 members), $66,500

• Interfraternity Council #2 Philanthropy Dollars raised, Pi Kappa Phi (151 members), $41,484

• No. 1 Greek Multicultural Council GPA, Sigma Lambda Gamma (13 members), 3.37

• N° 2 Greek Multicultural Council GPA, Delta Phi Lambda (28 members), 3.34

• Largest group of co-operative councils, Circle Pines (52 members); second largest, Shoemaker (42 members)

• The largest group of the National Panhellenic Council, Alpha Kappa Alpha (17 members); second largest, Delta Sigma Theta (11 members)

• The largest group of the Panhellenic Association, Kappa Delta (57 members); second largest, Alpha Chi Omega (148 members)

• The largest Interfraternity Council group, Zeta Beta Tau (184 members); second largest, Pi Kappa Phi (151 members)

• The largest multicultural group of the Greek Council, alpha Kappa Delta Phi (51 members); second largest, Kappa Phi Beta (39 members)

Some additional global statistics:

• The Interfraternity Council has 40 chapters with an average size of 81 members.

• The Greek Multicultural Council has 10 chapters with an average size of 20 members.

• The National Panhellenic Council has seven chapters with an average size of nine members.

• The Purdue Cooperative Council has 11 groups with an average size of 31 members.

• The Panhellenic Association has 21 chapters with an average size of 128 members.

Virginia S. Braud