Greek Organizations offer the most successful leadership development program for college students, as well as the largest network of volunteers in the US, performing 10 million hours of volunteer services a year.
This past year, members of LSU fraternities and sororities raised over $160,000 to build two Habitat for Humanity homes for local Baton Rouge families. The Greek community participated not only in fundraising portion, but over 1,000 members participated in the actual building of the house during Greek Week--the 8-day blitz build.
LSU Greeks are known for their commitment to philanthropy and community service. Fraternity and sorority members contribute thousands of hours each semester to philanthropies and community service projects. The Baton Rouge community frequently benefits from the generosity of LSU Greeks.
Through annual fundraising and hands on service, thousands of dollars have been raised and numerous hours of volunteer time recorded. During the past few years, Greeks donated over $250,000 and performed nearly 50,000 hours of community service.
With all of the influence, leadership, and power in the following statistics, only 2% of the US population are members of Greek organizations. Greeks have held key positions in US government and industry, including: