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As a parent of a college student you undoubtedly have some sort of opinion on fraternities, be it positive or negative. Those of you with positive opinions realize the value of a fraternity not only as it pertains to the college experience of your son, but also are aware of the lifelong benefits of joining a fraternity. We are aware that there is a highly negative portrayal of fraternities in the media. Movies such as Old School and Animal House portray fraternities as being a fun filled, around the clock party with few educational benefits. We at Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity are out to change that perception. While it is important for the college student to have fun from time to time, we believe that it must be balanced with hard work.
As a member of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity your son will gain valuable experiences and skills which will help him succeed in the world long after his college days are over. Running a fraternity is much like running a business. Officers are elected to act as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and so on. Committees are formed to accomplish specific tasks within the chapter. Each officer, committee chair, and committee member is given responsibilities which will directly affect the success or failure of the fraternity. As an officer or committee chair your son will gain real life experience running a business. But most importantly, he will learn the invaluable skill of leadership.
Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity places a strong focus on academics. We know that the reason we are here is to learn, and succeed in the classroom as well as outside of it. Members of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity instantly gain access to brothers who can help them succeed in class through tutoring and advice. Mandatory study hours are held, and members are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
When your son joins Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity he will instantly gain access to thousands of successful Alumni nationwide who provide for excellent networking opportunities. Now more than ever, while it's important to possess knowledge, it is perhaps just as important to establish working relationships with successful people. These relationships lead to job opportunities in some of the most highly respected industries.
To serve for the love of service is one of the fundamental priciples of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. We are committed to giving back to the community though philanthropy. All members are required to serve the community during the academic year through both group and individual activities. This experience is an important one what we hope will foster a passion in your son to constantly be working to improve the community.
If you have any question on the positive impact fraternities have on the lives of their members, consider the following:
- According to nationwide study of fraternity and sorority members, by belonging to a fraternity your son's chances of graduating are greater by up to 10 percent.
- Greek members on average donate more than four times as much to their respective universities as alumni than do non greeks.
- As Alumni, Greeks give approximately 75% of all money donated to universities.
- As undergraduates, Greeks raise approximately $7 million per year for charities.
- As undergraduates, Greeks give approximately 850,000 volunteer hours per year.
- Studies prove that Fraternity and Sorority Alumni are much more likely than non-Greeks to participate in community service activities after graduation.
- Forty-three of the 100 members of the U.S. Senate are members of a fraternity or sorority.
- Thirty-Six percent of the House of Representatives are members of a sorority or fraternity.
- Of North America’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greek men and women, 30% of all Fortune 500's.
- 7 out of 10 people listed in Who’s Who are Greek.
- 40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices have been and are Greek.
- 63% of all U.S. Cabinet members since 1900 have been and are Greek.
- All of the Apollo 11 astronauts were Greek.
- There are 400,000 active members in Greek organizations nation-wide.
- Less than 3% of the United States is Greek.
- A study by the University of Missouri found that Greeks throughout the U.S. and Canada are more involved on their campuses and rate their overall university experience better than non-Greeks.
- The same U of Missouri study found Greeks are more financially successful after they graduate than non-Greeks, are more involved in their communities, and give more generously to their alma maters.
We hope that you as a parent can see the benefits of a fraternity on both the college experience, and future success of your son.