So, the Daily Beast recently came out with their 2012 College Rankings, which range from academics to the top party schools. The rankings also included the top 25 fraternities and sororities.
Here is the DB’s explanation of fraternity rankings:
In order to compare the 75 fraternities that are members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, we first considered the number of active collegiate chapters for each. We also considered the number of alumni who are currently members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the alumni, if any, who became president. Lastly, we considered the amount of money the fraternity’s non-profit fund donated to 501(c)(3) organizations according the most recent public filing
And the explanation of sorority rankings:
To analyze which sororities have the largest national footprint, most devoted sisters, and greatest philanthropic footprint, we compared the 26 Panhellenic Conference sororities based on the number of active collegiate chapters, the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans (to measure alumni and member interest) and the amount of money the sorority’s non-profit fund donated to 501(c)(3) organizations according the most recent public filing
Moral of the story, according to the Daily Beast: Men should run for public office. Women should post to Facebook and Twitter.
Final point: DB only reviewed the Pan-hellenic sororities and IFC fraternities, which are the predominantly white greek organizations. DB ignored the National Pan-hellenic Council (NPHC), made up of nine historically black fraternities and sororities.