Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on Thursday, July 19, 2018
A Greek life question! Be still my beating heart! I'm a former college chapter president of my fraternity, a former National Interfraternity Council rep, and still active on the alumni level. I always tell college Greeks that including a fraternity/sorority on a resume makes sense if you actually did something. The Greek life experience is only as valuable as you treated it, so hopefully that title was backed by actual leadership.
You do have an advantage. A few years back, I did a recruitment project with an employer who was searching for recent college grads for a training program. The employer specified that they wanted seniors or recent grads who were active outside of the classroom. Besides student government, community service, athletics, etc., what do you think I looked for on resumes?
To be honest, there are those who have biases against Greeks because of negative press and (honestly) movies like "Animal House". You can't control that. What you can control is framing your experience in a way that shows you were a productive campus leader. Final thought--if the treasury grew or remained stable under your leadership, that makes for a great example of your leadership during the interview.
Use those letters wisely!