College Rankings 2012: Top Fraternities

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For all the attention devoted to the hazing practices and bullying of a few collegiate fraternities, the average Greek frat brother is more active in his community and has a higher G.P.A. than his non-fraternity peers. In order to compare the 75 fraternities that are members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, we first considered the number of active collegiate chapters for each. We also considered the number of alumni who are currently members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the alumni, if any, who became president. Lastly, we considered the amount of money the fraternity’s non-profit fund donated to 501(c)(3) organizations according the most recent public filing (funds were normalized using a per-chapter ratio). Funds donated to individual chapters, classified as a 501(c)(7) non-profit social club, were not considered for this aspect of the ranking.

25.  Delta Upsilon (ΔY)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 76
Number of Congressional Alumni: 3
Number of Presidential Alumni: 1
Funds donated through the Delta Upsilon Foundation to 501(c)(3)s:$35,022

24.  Phi Beta Sigma (ΦBΣ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 152
Number of Congressional Alumni: 2
Number of Presidential Alumni: 1
Funds donated through the Phi Beta Sigma Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $0

23.  Phi Kappa Sigma (ΦKΣ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 48
Number of Congressional Alumni: n/a
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Phi Kappa Sigma Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $157,843

22.  Delta Chi (ΔX)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 135
Number of Congressional Alumni: 4
Number of Presidential Alumni: 1
Funds donated through the Delta Chi Foundation to 501(c)(3)s:$23,603

21.  Beta Theta Pi (BΘΠ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 128
Number of Congressional Alumni: 7
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Beta Theta Pi Foundation to 501(c)(3)s:$0

20.  Iota Phi Theta (IΦΘ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 270
Number of Congressional Alumni: 1
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Iota Phi Theta Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $0

19.  Sigma Alpha Mu (ΣAM)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 52
Number of Congressional Alumni: n/a
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $123,950

18.  Alpha Tau Omega (ATΩ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 132
Number of Congressional Alumni: n/a
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $114,711

17.  Pi Kappa Phi (ΠKΦ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 155
Number of Congressional Alumni: 2
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation to 501(c)(3)s:$73,765

16.  Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 292
Number of Congressional Alumni: 3
Number of Presidential Alumni: 1
Funds donated through the Tau Kappa Epsilon Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $0

15.  Pi Kappa Alpha (ΠKA)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 224
Number of Congressional Alumni: 4
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $58,406

14.  Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛXA)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 192
Number of Congressional Alumni: 6
Number of Presidential Alumni: 1
Funds donated through the Lambda Chi Alpha Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $50,238

13.  Phi Kappa Tau (ΦKT)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 77
Number of Congressional Alumni: 3
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $102,609

12.  Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 408
Number of Congressional Alumni: 5
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $0

11.  Delta Tau Delta (ΔTΔ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 130
Number of Congressional Alumni: 6
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Delta Tau Delta Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $90,457

10.  Alpha Phi Alpha (AΦA)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 414
Number of Congressional Alumni: 6
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $0

9.  Kappa Alpha Order (KA)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 124
Number of Congressional Alumni: 5
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Kappa Alpha Order Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $118,115

8.  Sigma Phi Epsilon (ΣΦE)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 240
Number of Congressional Alumni: n/a
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Sigma Phi Epsilon Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $219,538

7.  Alpha Gamma Rho (AΓP)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 70
Number of Congressional Alumni: 4
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Alpha Gamma Rho Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $1,397,891

6.  Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEΠ)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 155
Number of Congressional Alumni: 1
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $178,067

5.  Sigma Nu (ΣN)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 175
Number of Congressional Alumni: 8
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Sigma Nu Foundation to 501(c)(3)s:$143,921

4.  Theta Chi (ΘX)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 133
Number of Congressional Alumni: 2
Number of Presidential Alumni: n/a
Funds donated through the Theta Chi Foundation to 501(c)(3)s:$278,962

3.  Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 123
Number of Congressional Alumni: 3
Number of Presidential Alumni: 1
Funds donated through the Phi Gamma Delta Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $424,525

2.  Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣAE)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 246
Number of Congressional Alumni: 9
Number of Presidential Alumni: 1
Funds donated through the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation to 501(c)(3)s: $242,225

1.  Sigma Chi (ΣX)

Active Collegiate Chapters: 246
Number of Congressional Alumni: 11
Number of Presidential Alumni: 1
Funds donated through the Sigma Chi Foundation to 501(c)(3)s:$1,436,883

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