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You already know the impact Greek life has—because you lived it. The term ‘social fraternity’ might give the impression that the Greek experience is superficial. But research shows that personal connections and friendships are the key to happiness.  

These lifelong relationships are only part of what makes the fraternity experience so transformational. From our career trajectories to our family’s values, our Gamma Upsilon experience played a key role. Our experiences helped make us into the people we are today.  

These quotes illustrate why Greek life is and will remain a key part of the higher education experience. Keep reading to see what Gamma Upsilon alumni had to say. 

“Loyalty is an important value to learn and have. I am loyal to my family, friends, community, church, and Brothers to this day. This would be the biggest contribution of the fraternity to my life today.” - Chris “Chrisco” Meyer ’77 

“Leadership. I will never forget taking over the Vice President position in the house. As a 20-year-old, I gained an understanding of the voice I now had in the house operations. I helped manage budgets, events, and community and school relationships. The experience was priceless. Teamwork also played a big role. I learned the crucial lesson of collaborative learning.” - David Dolton ’82 

“I remember the wonderful friendships I gained. I also am grateful for the leadership from older brothers, many who were Korean War Veterans." - John Altman ’60 

At any company, you’re dealing with people who may not think like you, but you have to find common ground. I learned that from the fraternity environment. When you share the fraternity experience, you gain a group of friends who are there to help you and with whom you always have something in common. When you go through something, especially at that college age, that’s a real bond you always have.” - Dave Gibbons ’77 

Here is an eBook of some of the best responses to recent a survey of Greek communities across the country. Click HERE to read the eBook.