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  • The average chapter size of fraternities at the University of Tennessee is 63 members.
  • The average cost per semester for UT fraternities is $750 for social dues.
  • The average room rent for a fraternity house at UT is $1500 per semester compared to an expense of approximately $2000 per semester to live in a University of Tennessee residence hall.
  • The average cost of a fraternity sponsored meal plan is $500 per semester.
  • Fraternities at the University of Tennessee report that an average of 53% of their memberships are involved in some kind of campus leadership activity outside of the fraternity.
  • UT fraternities report that 40% of their active members maintain grade point averages above 3.0.
  • The average fraternity pledge/associate member is required to study a minimum of 6 hours per week.
  • The National Organizations of the 26 fraternities represented at UT offer an average of $40,000 in scholarships for which members are eligible to apply.

The University of Tennessee fraternity system annually contributes over 10,000 man hours of community service to charities in Knoxville and the surrounding communities. UT fraternities combined to raise more than $100,000.00 for local and national charities during the last year.

The Power of 2%

Since the founding of the American College fraternity movement in 1776, fraternities have grown to symbolize leadership, independence, scholastic achievement, and service to their various campuses and communities. Fraternity men represent a very small percentage, only 2% of the male population in the United State. However, the 2% is a very powerful group of individuals! Fraternity men have gone on to hold many of the top positions in our nation, from the business world to the political arena.

It is certainly no surprise that today's college and university students express a keen interest in the Greek System. The opportunities are endless and the benefits speak for themselves. Each year thousands of young men enter the working world with the competitive advantage of fraternity experience and alumni contacts.

Members of the UT Greek Community Include:

  • Howard Baker, Ambassador to Japan, former White House Chief of Staff, and former U. S. Sen Senator
  • James Clayton, President and CEO of Clayton Homes
  • Chris Whittle, founder of Whittle Communications
  • Johnny Majors, Heisman Trophy runner-up
  • Haywood Harris, UT sports information director
  • William B. Stokely, former Chairman and CEO of Stokely Van Camp, Inc.
  • Allan Houston, NCAA All-American, Detroit Pistons NBA star
  • Van Hilleary, U. S. Congressman
  • James Denton, actor, Desperate Housewives star