Scholarship Is Still "Above the Line
By GEORGE P. Scholarship
first duty as Phi Delta Theta's
new Scholarship Commissioner has
been to compile the annual report from
charts of the National Interfraternity
Conference for the year 1941-42. I do
not know how many members of our
fraternity are familiar with those charts.
They present for .1941-42 the scholarship record of over 70,000 fraternity
members in terms of the scholarship
average .they have made in comparison
with the all men's 350,000 men. In presenting this
material the National Interfraternity
Conference through its Committee on
Public Relations is making a remarkable
contribution to fraternity welfare.
Chart I shows the comparative standing of A among the eleven largest
national fraternities. As in 1940-41 A
ranked second among these fraternities.
As indicated by the composite rank for
the four years shown in the chart it
stands second also for this four year period.
Fifty-nine fi"aternities are represented
in the charts prepared by the National
Interfraternity Conference. Among all
these fraternities, A ranked nineteenth. If all sectarian, sectional, professional and semi-professional fraternities
are eliminated, A ranked fifth.
Phi Delta Theta for the third consecutive year has ranked above the National all men's average, but it has fallen
considerably below its record for 1940-41,
when for the first time since 1934-35 it
ranked above the all-fraternity average
for the nation. It still does rank above
that average, however, though by only
.103 as compared with .884 in 1940-41.
Chart II of the report shows A na>
tional scholarship average for the past
twelve years in comparison with the National fraternity average. As the chart
shows, its average for 1941-42 was .416
A I I A A A ELEVEN
A A I A A I I (70 A
for the four years*
PHI DELTA A
Rank each year:
Computed by adding each fraternity's rank for each year. The fraternity with the lowest
total has the highest scholarship for the four year period. For example the sum of fraternity
A's ranks for the four years is 5, Phi Del ta Theta 's is 15, fraternity B's is 16, etc.