Greeks Post Higher GPAs Than PSU Average

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Yesterday Dr. Roy Baker, Director of Greek Life, released the Greek Community Academic Report for spring 2010. The report breaks down the average GPAs for all Greek organizations and compares them to University averages, based on statistics given to the Office of Greek Life by the University Registrar. The Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC) both brought in higher cumulative GPAs than their independent (non-Greek) counterparts. IFC chapters reported a cumulative GPA of 3.14, while the PHC posted a cumulative GPA of 3.39. The average GPA for non-Greek students was a 3.07 for males and 3.29 for females. The average GPA for all undergraduate students was 3.18 (3.08 – Males, 3.30 – Females). The two smaller Greek councils, the National Panhellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council, posted significantly lower scores than their larger counterparts; 2.73 and 2.87, respectively.

Among individual chapters, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity had the highest GPA in IFC with a 3.42 and Sigma Delta Tau took 1st in the PHC and overall with a 3.61. It is worth noting that the top 10 highest GPAs all belonged to PHC sororities, with Delta Sigma Phi coming in 12th as the first fraternity entry.

The spring 2010 semester continues a trend of IFC/PHC members posting higher than average GPAs when compared to the student body at large.

Full Disclosure: The author is a member of an independent fraternity not included in this report.

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  1. It is so hard to compare Greek GPA vs Independent GPAs because there as so many variables. Greeks, for instance, typically all begin their penn state career at university park, while a much lower percentage of independents do so. I imagine this has a significant impact on GPA.