There are many advantages to sorority membership, including
support for academic achievement. Sorority women value success in academic
courses and having a positive college experience.
For many years, it has been speculated that sorority
membership has educational and psychosocial benefits. In 2014, a study commissioned
by the National Panhellenic Conference showed that sorority members have
stronger, more positive educational outcomes and retention rates than nonmembers.
Retention rates are important because it shows a commitment to the college or
university and the chapter. It also demonstrates that the organization is
supporting its members effectively. Some of the most important findings in the
- Sorority members graduated on time (in four
years) at a higher rate than nonmembers.
- The likelihood of graduating was two and a half
times higher for sorority members than nonmembers.
- Sorority members were retained from freshman to
sophomore year at a higher rate than nonmembers.
So what does all this mean for you? The research
demonstrates that sororities are an excellent place to receive the support you
need to achieve your goals. Your sisters will hold you accountable to a higher
standard and help you exceed expectations. You now know that when making the
commitment to a sorority, you are also making a commitment to your institution
and your education.
To read more, visit https://www.npcwomen.org/resources/delegates/Retention%20Research%20Results%20-%202014.pdf