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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Famous Greeks

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This list includes just a few names you may recognize.  The comprehensive list of famous Greeks is much too long to include here!

Delta Chi

  • Kevin Costner, Actor
  • Ashton Kutcher, Actor
  • Sean Salisbury, Sportscaster

Lambda Chi Alpha

  • Mark Brunell, NFL Football Player
  • Kenny Chesney, Country Music Superstar
  • Harry S. Truman, Former U. S. President

Phi Delta Theta

  • Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on the Moon
  • Benjamin Harrison, Former U. S. President
  • J. W. Marriott, Founder of Marriott Hotel empire
  • Burt Renolds, Actor

Phi Kappa Psi

  • Zach Braff, "Scrubs" Actor
  • Tony Horton, Founder of P90X
  • Tex Schramm, Founder and First Owner of the Dallas Cowboys
  • Woodrow Wilson, Former U. S. President

Sigma Chi

  • Brad Pitt, Actor
  • Daniel Tosh, Comedian
  • Tom Sellek, Actor
  • John Wayne, Actor

Sigma Nu

  • Bob Barker, Gameshow Host
  • Harrison Ford, Actor
  • Trent Lott, U. S. Senator from Mississippi
  • Al Michaels, Sportscaster

Tau Kappa Epsilon

  • Mike Huckabee, Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate
  • Willie Nelson, Country Music Singer
  • Elvis Presley, Rock & Roll Legend
  • Ronald Reagan, Former Actor, California Governor, and U. S. President

Alpha Chi Omega

  • Meredith Monroe, Andie from tv's "Dawson's Creek"
  • Trista Rehn, Star of "The Bachelorette"
  • Condoleezza Rice, Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State
  • Atoosa Rubenstein, Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine

Alpha Sigma Alpha

  • Reilly Bates, Originator of the green bean casserole
  • Freida Riley, Inspirational Teacher/Subject of 1999 movie "October Sky"

Gamma Phi Beta

  • Kirstie Alley, Actress
  • Kristin Chenowith, Tony Award Winning Actress
  • Cloris Leachman, Oscar Award Winning Actress
  • Kelly McCarty, Miss USA 1991

Sigma Sigma Sigma

  • Jennifer Blackburn Dunn, Congresswoman from Washington
  • Linda Denham, Creator of the Care Bears
  • Carrie Underwood, American Idol Winner/Country Music Superstar

Other Notable Greeks

  • 85% of Fortune 500 executives are Greek.
  • 80% of U.S. Presidents since 1900 are Greek.
  • 100% of Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek.
  • More than 7 million men and women in the U.S. and Canada are Greek.
  • 80% of the chief executives of the 500 largest corporations are Greek members.
  • Greeks comprise more than three-fourths of Congress.
  • 85% of Supreme Court Justices since 1910 have been Greek.
  • Since 1900, two-thirds of members of Presidential Cabinets have been Greek.
  • Of the fifteen presidents who had a chance to join a fraternity, twelve took advantage of the opportunity.
  • The majority of men listed in "Who's Who in America" are fraternity men.