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 the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 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 UW. 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!
Benefits of Greek Life
- Out of the 5,000 general fraternity charges, 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.
Theta Delta Chi Fraternity
Visit the official Theta Delta Chi website to learn more about our nearly 160 year old fraternity. This site contains information on the 28 active charges across the United States and Canada, and the many Theta Delt brothers that represent them.
Sigma Deuteron Rush Interest Survey
For students already enrolled at UW and interested in rushing the Sigma Deuteron Charge please fill out this informational survey about your self
Find out what scholarship opportunities are available to help current Sigma Deuteron Actives.
Visit the Greek Life homepage to learn about Fraternity Rush at UW.
Theta Delt History
Click here to read a short history of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity