The Sigma Chi International Fraternity has been rated at the top all college fraternities, according to The Daily Beast, a web site that attracts more than 10 million unique online visitors a month.
The Beast compared 75 fraternities by considering the number of active chapters, the number of alumni in Congress and candidates for the presidency, and the amount of money the fraternity’s non-profit fund donated to 501(C)(7) organizations.
The online article noted that Sigma Chi has 11 congressional alumni and one presidential alumnus. It noted that Sigma Chi had donated $1.43 million to the 501 organizations.
“For all the attention devoted to the hazing practices and bullying of a few collegiate fraternities, the average Greek frat brother is more active in his community and has a higher GPA than his non-fraternity peers,” the Beast wrote.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was ranked second, and Phi Gamma Delta third.
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