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For Parents

How Can Your Son Benefit from Fraternity Membership?

In general, fraternities offer students a support system and “connection” to college which assists in their academic success. Fraternity members have a higher graduation rate than non-members and when they do graduate they are part of a network that for years has aided individuals in finding employment and making new friends as they transition from college life. Membership also requires community service which we believe prepares students to be good citizens and good neighbors.
Having been founded in 1975, Lambda Theta Phi is a relatively new fraternity, but many of us are fathers. Many of us are encouraging our children to consider joining a fraternity or sorority if they have an interest. We want a safe and rewarding college experience for our children, and we want it for your children also. Lambda Theta Phi is a “family” and we support one another. As a Latin fraternity we honor the traditions of our Latin heritage and respect those of other cultures. There is a place for your children and your family in the Lambda Theta Phi family.


  • Greeks graduate colleges and universities at a rate of nearly 20% higher than non-Greeks.
  • Seventy-six percent (76%) of our nation’s senators, 71 percent of the men listed in Who’s Who in America, and 85 percent of the Fortune 500 executives hold fraternity membership.
  • Greek members overwhelmingly contribute a higher proportion of donations to their university alumni associations.
  • Fraternity membership is at an all-time high of over 400,000 collegiate men nationwide
  • All but two U.S. Presidents since 1825 have been Greek.
  • 40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 were fraternity men.
  • 76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity.
  • A National Conference report shows a high percentage of the 4,000 NIC fraternity chapters are above the All-Men’s scholastic average on their respective campuses.
  • A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/sorority graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.
  • Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community.

Fraternities exist as a proven support network for anyone on the college campus. Fraternities provide…

  • a group of caring, supportive friends to help members make the adjustment to college and be friends for life.
  • scholastic resources to help members achieve their academic goals.
  • hands-on opportunities to practice leadership skills.
  • encouragement to get involved in the campus and the community and exercise their fullest potential.
  • an emphasis on the importance of giving of oneself through active participation in community service projects.
  • inter-collegiate contacts that expand a member’s horizon.
  • career opportunities through interaction with fraternity alumni.