Captainunaccountable wrote:daryldixon wrote:You are literally delusional.Controlling for SAT scores, college major, gender, and state of residence, university students were more likely to have joined a fraternity or sorority if they had come from in state and had higher verbal SAT scores, but lower math SAT scores, the opposite of what simple uncontrolled averages indicate. Controlling for the same variables, fraternity and sorority members suffered from 1 to 10 percent lower cumulative GPAs than non-Greek students. This negative effect was most pronounced for small fraternities and weakest for sororities.
Does Going Greek Impair Undergraduate Academic Performance? A Case Study, Farley Grubb, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology Vol. 65, No. 5 (Nov., 2006), pp. 1085-1110
What about those people that don't go Greek because they're social failures and do awful because of it? Does that study account for those people? Also, that study is 6 years old and I can't see the actual conditions upon which the study was conducted, so I don't know exactly what he's saying. Anyone can take the first paragraph from the abstract of a academic article they haven't read to support their position, it doesn't make their argument valid though. As the guy above me stated, it's difficult to compare as all schools are different and there are many variables.
I actually don't care for Greek organizations, I just don't like how you blanketly stated that unless the ad-comm is a Greek of the persuasion of the applicant, that applicant will not look good with a Greek organization on their resume. I know many people in many different fraternities at my school and though there is a commonality amongst the members of each organization, there are those too that are highly academic and competent. Adcomms can not, then, stereotype members of an organization as such; it would be no different from them stereotyping a member of any other organization/group/religion/affiliation. These things don't define a person.
Read the full paper. It explains all your inquiries and gives methodology. Also, your anecdotal experience of "knowing" people that are in frats does not negate the findings of a scientific study.
Adcomms can and do "stereotype" people based on the organizations they belong to. In fact that is all they do. There are no interviews in the law school process so they have to judge every applicant based on the information they put on their resumes. OP wanted to know if it would help or hurt him to put his fraternity on his resume. Obviously, putting it on will allow ad comms to draw one of several conclusions about OP as an applicant. My argument is that many will draw either no conclusion or negative conclusions about OP because of the commonly held negative-associations that people make with fraternities and sororities. However, if the adcomm is a former greek-life participant (that has positive feelings about the current greek-life system) then they could possibly draw some positive conclusions from OP's inclusion.