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Old 11-01-1999, 03:41 AM
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Cool Fraternity size

What are the largest fraternities in the world, both by members and by chapters?
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Old 12-03-1999, 04:37 PM
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Hi Tank,

I believe Tau Kappa Epsilon is one of the
largest Fraternities. Why do you ask?
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Old 02-01-2000, 08:20 PM
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As of 1996:
TKE 285
Sig Ep 259
Lambda Chi 225
Sigma Chi 223
Sigma Nu 215
SAE 200
Kappa Sig 197
Phi Delta Theta 184
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Old 10-21-2002, 11:36 PM
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Its not the size that counts, its how you use it. LXA has like highest avg. chapter size. and we have the record for chapters installed to active chapters. 100 out of 100 in 1950 and were above 90% for a long time after that. Word.
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Old 10-22-2002, 12:57 AM
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Latest information that I know of...

This information was taken from the most recent edition (2002) of Son of the Stars the pledge manual for Beta Theta Pi. It was current probably as of the end of the 2001-2002 academic year. Obviously the numbers have inevitably gone up slightly but again it is very current. I apologize right now for the difficulty in reading this, but previous posts of this material hasn't accepted formating either. see this list on another post.

The fraternity with the most chapters is Tau Kappa Epsilon with 279. The fraternity with the most members is Sigma Alpha Epsilon at about 248,000 members.
Largest sorority based on both chapters and members is Chi Omega with 174 chapters and about 225,000 members.

I'm not even going to try to figure out most members per chapter...sorry OPrime.

Name (Chapters) Members
Acacia (30) 44000
Alpha Chi Rho (50) 30500
Alpha Delta Gamma (12) 7400
Alpha Delta Phi (25) 53400
Alpha Epsilon Pi (92) 66473
Alpha Gamma Rho (62) 53000
Alpha Gamma Sigma (7) 4700
Alpha Kappa Lambda (33) 21959
Alpha Phi Delta (41) 15442
Alpha Sigma Phi (51) 54000
Alpha Tau Omega (157) 170500
Beta Sigma Psi (7) 6651
Beta Theta Pi (126) 167500
Chi Phi (60) 50276
Chi Psi (31) 50000
Delta Chi (117) 75000
Delta Kappa Epsilon (67) 80000
Delta Phi (15) 15000
Delta Psi (10) 7000
Delta Sigma Phi (110) 105000
Delta Tau Delta (118) 133576
Delta Upsilon (86) 105622
FarmHouse (28) 20310
Kappa Alpha Order (126) 115000
Kappa Alpha Society (11) 8532
Kappa Delta Phi (12) 21050
Kappat Delta Rho (45) 20878
Kappa Sigma (224) 200000
Lambda Chi Alpha (206) 225000
Lambda Phi Epsilon (34) 6000
Lambda Sigma Epsilon (20) 600
Lambda Theta Phi (62) 3212
Phi Delta Theta (175) 201000
Phi Gamma Delta (128) 139700
Phi Iota Alpha 53
Phi Kappa Psi (85) 95000
Phi Kappa Sigma (68) 48000
Phi Kappa Tau (86) 74755
Phi Kappa Theta (55) 52000
Phi Lambda Chi (9) 7500
Phi Mu Delta (9) 10800
Phi Sigma Kappa (98) 110000
Phi Sigma Phi (8) 3000
Pi Kappa Alpha (192) 180000
Pi Kappa Phi (129) 73327
Pi Lambda Phi (55) 38243
Psi Upsilon (31) 43000
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (208) 246632
Sigma Alpha Mu (70) 51516
Sigma Chi (228) 232403
Sigma Lambda Beta (48) 2500
Sigma Nu (210) 195963
Sigma Phi (10) 10165
Sigma Phi Epsilon (246) 214970
Sigma Pi (123) 71618
Sigma Tau Gamma (76) 56793
Tau Delta Phi (6) 18000
Tau Epsilon Phi (33) 43313
Tau Kappa Epsilon (279) 208600
Theta Chi (147) 140997
Theta Delta Chi (34) 38236
Theta Xi (52) 57713
Triangle (32) 21800
Zeta Beta Tau (70) 118097
Zeta Psi (50) 48191


Alpha Chi Omega (133) 162929
Alpha Delta Pi (133) 156500
Alpha Epsilon Phi (50) 50000
Alpha Gamma Delta (173) 123836
Alpha Omicron Pi (112) 98849
Alpha Phi (147) 129439
Alpha Sigma Alpha (74) 53670
Alpha Sigma Tau (59) 34205
Alpha Xi Delta (110) 120000
Chi Omega (174) 225000
Delta Delta Delta (130) 162128
Delta Gamma (140) 160000
Delta Phi Epsilon (80) 26000
Delta Zeta (165) 137813
Gamma Phi Beta (109) 103688
Kappa Alpha Theta (124) 170821
Kappa Kappa Gamma (120) 150000
Phi Mu (132) 131825
Phi Sigma Sigma (109) 36600
Pi Beta Phi (128) 180656
Sigma Delta Tau (59) 40000
Sigma Kappa (113) 117290
Sigma Sigma Sigma (104) 77115
Theta Phi Alpha (30) 14794
Zeta Tau Alpha (140) 102407
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Old 10-22-2002, 03:03 AM
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Its not the size that counts, its how you use it.
I would have to agree! Personally I would not want to have the largest fraternity on campus. I would much rather get to know my brothers (ya know like the whole brotherhood thing). Some of our Rushees told me that some of the brothers of really big chapters on campus could introduce another brother to him because he did not know the guy....I don't ever want that to be true of my chapter!!!
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Old 10-22-2002, 03:09 AM
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uh oh

uh oh

when you mention the "large chapters...distal brotherhood/sisterhood"...you're opening a can of worms
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:06 AM
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Personally thugh, coming from a larger fraternity I have to say that our last Grand Chapter (national convention) was one of the best times I've ever had. Imagine a huge hotel filled with primarily your brothers... Going out on the town in Toronto and at every bar or club you step into there are your brothers from somewhere accross the country. Hell of an experience. I know smaller groups have conventions but they couldn't possibly be on the same scale.
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:36 AM
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I think that Pi Kapp Raider was referring to local chapter size, not national presence.

As you know, there has a been a lot of debate on Greekchat about whether or not chapter size matters.

As far as nationals go, I personally think the bigger the better.
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:45 AM
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He said by both members and chapters... That 215 looks about right for our chapter #'s that are active (although we have 272 chapters over history).. I know that we do have over 200,000 initiates though... 195K was a few years ago.
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:49 AM
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May I just say how AWESOME it is that Beta gives its pledges all that info? This goes with the other thread where we were talking about sororities needing to do more NPC education. The numbers may not be dead on perfect, but at least they're an estimate and you can get familiar with the names.
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Old 10-22-2002, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for the great info on NIC/NPC groups, Betarulz! Really interesting. I'm curious, if you know: are the membership numbers for the various groups total initiates or living initiates?

As for non-NIC/NPC groups, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (which is a social fraternity but is not a member of the NIC . . . yet, at least) currently has 202 active chapters, five colonies, 104,600 living initiates, and over 200,000 initiates since 1898.

What info does anyone have about other non-NIC/NPC groups?
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Old 10-22-2002, 05:39 PM
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I'm curious, if you know: are the membership numbers for the various groups total initiates or living initiates?
Cat,

Very good question. I went to www.delts.org, and it lists 139, 492 total initiates, of which 106,786 are living.

So, it sounds like Beta's numbers may be a couple of years out of date (but still worthwhile for the sake of this discussion) -- and probably total initiates.
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Old 10-22-2002, 06:32 PM
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Re: Latest information that I know of...

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Originally posted by Betarulz!
This information was taken from the most recent edition (2002) of Son of the Stars the pledge manual for Beta Theta Pi. It was current probably as of the end of the 2001-2002 academic year. Obviously the numbers have inevitably gone up slightly but again it is very current. I apologize right now for the difficulty in reading this, but previous posts of this material hasn't accepted formating either. see this list on another post.
Alpha Chi Omega (133) 162929
Alpha Delta Pi (133) 156500
Alpha Epsilon Phi (50) 50000
Alpha Gamma Delta (173) 123836
Alpha Omicron Pi (112) 98849
Alpha Phi (147) 129439
Alpha Sigma Alpha (74) 53670
Alpha Sigma Tau (59) 34205
Alpha Xi Delta (110) 120000
Chi Omega (174) 225000
Delta Delta Delta (130) 162128
Delta Gamma (140) 160000
Delta Phi Epsilon (80) 26000
Delta Zeta (165) 137813
Gamma Phi Beta (109) 103688
Kappa Alpha Theta (124) 170821
Kappa Kappa Gamma (120) 150000
Phi Mu (132) 131825
Phi Sigma Sigma (109) 36600
Pi Beta Phi (128) 180656
Sigma Delta Tau (59) 40000
Sigma Kappa (113) 117290
Sigma Sigma Sigma (104) 77115
Theta Phi Alpha (30) 14794
Zeta Tau Alpha (140) 102407
Did you leave out Kappa Delta or did your pledge manual? You only have 25 of the 26 NPC sororities listed. I'm not sure of our current numbers, so i was just wondering.
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Old 10-22-2002, 06:43 PM
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Re: Re: Latest information that I know of...

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Did you leave out Kappa Delta or did your pledge manual? You only have 25 of the 26 NPC sororities listed. I'm not sure of our current numbers, so i was just wondering.
The pledge manual is missing the numbers for Kappa Delta, sorry I'm not sure why this is. If anyone can post this data I'm sure many would be appreciative.

This is TOTAL initiates, as I know that Beta's numbers are a very close approximation. Of course these numbers are only a snapshot of the member fraternities and are already technically out of date. Beta's number of chapters actually changed the day I bought my new edition of the manual. Two colonies recieved their charters that day.
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