By Cameron | January 16, 2013
So we all know those games we played when we were younger (or I still do today), where you’re given a couple of words and you have to figure out what they all have to do with each other. So if you’re as rusty as I was, then I’ll try to give you more of a subtle hint.
Its Greece! Well not really… It’s a map of where the Greek language spread while it was popular. And now you may be having more questions than you had answered.
Well….I’m going Greek!!
I literally just got my first bid from a fraternity on campus yesterday. And I’m so excited!!
Not a lot of people knew I was rushing–even though I threw out subtle jokes over the last semester and during winter break. But I finally did it, and it is amazing! I’ve met a lot of cool people, and it seems like a different college experience that I never thought about. Even though I’m not sure where I’ll be right now, I’m just really excited to find a brotherhood that’s super close.
I thought about Greek life in passing last year but its finally come to 2013 for me to finally go through with it. Even though only 6-7% of Ohio State Students are part of the Greek system, that’s still a pretty large portion of students since there’s 40,000+ undergraduate students on the Columbus campus alone.
Here are some more facts I’ve found:
- Forty-three of the 100 members of the U.S. Senate are members of a fraternity or sorority.
- Of North America’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greek men and women.
- 40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices have been and are Greek.
- All of the Apollo 11 astronauts were Greek.
- 85% of the Fortune 500 key executives are Greek.
- All but two Presidents since 1825 have been Greek.
- All but two U.S. Vice Presidents since 1900 have been Greek.
- Less than 3% of the United States is Greek.