Not cool to be a frat boy anymore?


Maybe not -- at least at the University of Minnesota. Fewer people are signing up for greek organizations, according to Minnesota Daily.

According to data maintained by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils, 564 students have joined greek organizations this academic year -- a 9 percent decrease from last year.

Despite the recent drop, the story makes clear that membership in greeks has increased overall since the 1990s and early 200s. And some of the down numbers, at least for sororities, could be due to membership caps.

In typical cool-kid style, a frat leader tells MN Daily they're not worried:

However, Interfraternity Council President Chris Hodge said it's normal for member numbers to fluctuate.

"Numbers tend to go up and down," Hodge said. "IFC's spring classes this spring are higher this year than they were last year."

Right now there are 1585 U of M students involved in fraternities and sororities.

"Overall we'd like our numbers to get back to pre-90s," Hodge said. "I think 2,000 [members] is an exceptional goal, at least more than the 4 percent [of the student body that] we have right now."