Welcome Parents!

Thank you for showing interest in your son’s venture into fraternity life! We are happy to say that this will be an extremely fulfilling part of your child’s life. The bonds he will make and the lessons he will learn will stay with him and benefit him for the rest of his life. We know that it is most important for our undergraduate members to have people in their lives that continually remind them of the fraternal values of Phi Kappa Tau and encourage them to make good decisions in college and in life. We hope that you will also talk to your son about his Fraternity experience – the highs, the lows, the things that he wishes he could change, and the things that he values most of all.

 Why Going Greek Is The Right Decision:

  • Over 800 campuses in the United States and Canada participate in Greek Life
  • There are over 9 million Greek members nationally
  • In the past five years, more than 100 colleges and universities have opened their  doors for the first time to fraternities.
  • Of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men.
  • 85% of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a fraternity.
  • 40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 were fraternity men.
  • 76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity.
  • Every U.S. President and Vice President, except two in each office, born since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825 have been members of a fraternity.
  • 63% of the U.S. President’s Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.
  • A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/sororitiy graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.
  • Less than 2% of an average college student’s expenses go toward fraternity dues. (U.S. Office of Education)
  • Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community.
  • The first Female Senator was Greek
  • The first Female Astronaut was Greek
  • All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek
  • Over $7 million is raised each year by Greeks nationally
  • 850,000 hours are volunteered by greeks annually
  • The Greek system is the largest network of volunteers in the US, with members donating over 10 million hours of volunteer service each year
  • 71% of those listed in “Who’s Who in America” belong to a fraternity
  • There are 123 fraternities and sororities with 9 million members total
  • There are 750,000 undergraduate members in 12,000 chapters on more than 800 campuses in the USA and Canada

 Contact Us

There are times when a parent is concerned about some aspect of the Fraternity. To be sure, Phi Kappa Tau devotes many of its resources to creating awareness about issues that are prevalent on college campuses today – alcohol use, academic achievement, safety, and more. We offer many different programs, both in-person and online, that offer students and volunteers consistent and valuable information. Should you have any questions about Phi Kappa Tau, or fraternity life in general, please also feel free to contact us below.