Why join a fraternity?
It is not unusual to hear a fraternity man credit his chapter for contributing more to his education than the classes he attended at college. Why?
As a new student to UC Berkeley, you are no doubt being hit with a barrage of information about the wide variety of experiences that college life has to offer. Spend as much time as possible reading and evaluating this information, the things that you will learn are not fabrication, and if you’re serious about making the most of college and life, you will find them important.
A lot of students attend UC Berkeley. People from backgrounds as far ranging as you can imagine. You will come into contact with many in your classes. Some you will develop friendships with. You will also get a first class education inside of the classroom from quality faculty. However, you will do your greatest learning outside the classroom, and you will develop your lifelong friendships from those you meet in organizations.
And guess what? It is these things which the Greek system is best at helping develop. It is these abilities, this learning outside of the classroom that makes the greek system what it is. By banding together as a group of individuals with common objectives, an atmosphere is fostered where leadership, communication, conflict management and interpersonal skills are demanded. Out of this need springs learning, adapting and personal growth. Fraternity life, above all the many other benefits it offers, gives you practice for life in the real world.
So, when you hear a fraternity man credit his success to his fraternity…believe him!
- Out of the 5,000 general fraternity chapters, a majority consistently achieve higher grade point averages than the all male averages.
- 65% of fraternity members graduate from college, compared with only 45% of non-members.
- Of the current United States Senators ad Representatives, 24% are fraternity members.
- 85% of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910, have been Greek.
- Of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greeks.
- 85% of Fortune 500 executives are fraternity members.
- 71% of the Who’s Who in America listees are also fraternity members.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Visit the TKE official website to learn more about this 100 year old fraternity. This site contains information on the 270 active chapters across the United States, Canada, and the more than 230,000 initiated brothers that represent them.
Nu Chapter Rush Interest Survey
For students already enrolled at UC Berkeley and interested in rushing the Nu Chapter please fill out this informational survey about your self
Visit the Greek Life home-page to learn about Fraternity Rush at UC Berkeley.
Declaration of Principles
Read the declaration of Tau Kappa Epsilon’s principles