Zeta Beta Tau Foundation

Independent survey highlights benefits of brotherhood

By Lesley Miller —

A recent Gallup survey found fraternities are both an accelerator for success in college and beyond, and brothers experience stronger mental health. Don’t just take our word for it; let’s break down the statistics.

The survey of more than 10,000 college alumni compared the experiences of fraternity and sorority alumni members with those who were not fraternity and sorority members.

  • 83% of brothers say their confidence in their leadership skills increased because of their fraternity experience.
  • 4 out of 10 fraternity men had a brother help them find an internship or job
  • 80% of fraternity men report excellent to good mental health and wellbeing.
  • 8 out of 10 brothers say if they had to do it all over again, they would still join their fraternity.

You may be thinking, “This is great information, but what does it mean to me?” Great question!

These statistics highlight the benefits of brotherhood and the impact it makes beyond your undergraduate years. Staying involved with ZBT will continue positively affecting your life. A few ways to stay involved include:

  1. Get involved in the alumni association in your area, if available. Connections to ZBT extend beyond your Chapter brothers.
  2. Join a committee. The Fraternity, Foundation and National Housing Corp. have multiple committees that could use your expertise. Send an email if you have a skill you’d like to put to use.
  3. Volunteer with a local chapter. Our undergraduate brothers need the support and guidance of alumni.
  4. Jump on a ZBT Live program. The monthly Zoom series highlights various topics and facilitates discussions with expert alumni. You can find the list of upcoming events here.

Brotherhood is truly for a lifetime. It’s not just a tagline. You can find the full survey findings here.