Greek and Co-op Grades Again Exceed Average GPA of All Students | Campus

For the 16th consecutive semester, the community grade point average for fraternity, sorority, and co-op life exceeded the GPA of all undergraduate students at Purdue, according to a report released Wednesday.

The community earned a collective GPA of 3.16 in the fall semester, surpassing the 3.14 of all students. Community members are made up of 89 organizations – some hosted, some not. A total of 62 of these organizations had average GPAs of 3.0 or higher.

Four student councils oversee the groups. They include (fall semester stats):

• Interfraternity Council (fraternities) made up of 41 groups with 3,093 students, 3.01 GPA

• Panhellenic Association (sororities), 21 groups, 2,670 students, 3.33 GPA

• Purdue Cooperative Council (cooperatives), 11 groups, 340 students, 3.34 GPA

• Multicultural Greek Council (Greek cultural organizations), nine groups, 164 students, 3.32 GPA

• National Panhellenic Council (historically black fraternities and sororities), seven groups, 45 students, 2.75 GPA

Among undergraduate ethnicities, 79.3% of the fraternity, sorority, and co-op community were listed as white (Purdue’s average is 62.4%), 6.1% Asian (11.8% is Purdue average), 5.3% Hispanic/Latino (6.2% is Purdue average), 2.0% from two or more races (11.2% is Purdue average ), 1.4% Black or African American (2.5% is Purdue average), and 1.4% Unknown (2.5% is Purdue average). The community and Purdue averages for American Indian or Alaska Native or Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander) are less than 1%.

The community performed 28,833 hours of community service in the fall, or 4.5 hours per member. He also raised $456,587 in philanthropic donations, or $72.34 per person.

The group’s individual accomplishments include:

Average GPA:

• Twin Pines, women’s cooperative, 3.46

• Circle Pines, men’s cooperative, 3.20

• Alpha Phi Alpha, National Panhellenic Council, 3.25

• Kappa Alpha Theta, Panhellenic Council, 3.47

• Sigma Phi Epsilon, Interfraternity Council, 3.50

• Delta Phi Lambda, Multicultural Greek Council, 3.36

Philanthropic fundraising:

• Twin Pines, cooperatives, $3,790

• Phi Beta Sigma, National Panhellenic Council, $394

• Zeta Tau Alpha, Panhellenic Council, $61,830

• Alpha Tau Omega, Interfraternity Council, $20,069

• alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Multicultural Greek Council, $2,560

Service hours:

• Shoemaker, cooperatives, 288

• Alpha Kappa Alpha, National Panhellenic Council, 169

• Alpha Omicron Pi, Pahellenic Council, 1920

• Pi Kappa Phi, Interfraternity Council, 2,290

• alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Multicultural Greek Council, 304

The top five member registrations by colleges include:

• 20%, health and human sciences

• 12% management

• 11%, polytechnic

• 9% science

• 8% agriculture

The most recent statistics on graduation rates within the community included:

• 2017 where 73% graduated within four years (Purdue overall rate is 65%)

• 2016 where 87% graduated within five years (Purdue overall rate is 80%)

• 2015 where 89% graduated within six years (Purdue overall rate is 83%)

Virginia S. Braud