Participants in Greek System Thrive After College, Gallup Finds

May 27, 2014

Fraternity and sorority members were more likely than peers who were not in a Greek organization to thrive in their career and personal well-being after college, data from Gallup and Purdue University's recent survey of graduates finds. The report, which Gallup produced with two organizations involved in the Greek life, the National Panhellenic Conference and the North-American Interfraternity Conference, is a subset (likely to be the first of many) of Gallup and Purdue's first-ever survey of 30,000 graduates, which the organizations released last month.

According to the new findings, 43 percent of fraternity and sorority members who are work full time are engaged in the work place, compared with 38 percent of all other college graduates. And graduates who participated in Greek life were more likely than others to be thriving in all five of the aspects of well-being documented by the Gallup-Purdue Index.

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