In the past 160 years, the Heidelberg campus has seen the founding of ten fraternities and societies, with over 20% of campus involved in Greek life. The Greek community has been the gateway for leadership opportunities, scholastic support and long-standing fraternal relationships for students at Heidelberg. Greek members can be found all over campus in every student organization, athletic team and honorary society. Those involved in Greek life have an overall higher cumulative GPA and continually provide thousands of hours and dollars towards civic opportunities. All fraternities and societies are local-affiliated groups, which have many benefits including lower dues, closer bonds and solid alumni network bases.