3. Skull and Bones
Just go to Yale University. The Skull and Bones is a secret society that still clearly exists within Yale University, founded in 1832 specifically for students. The rituals and secrets of the society constantly spark intrigue, with its most inner sanctum being labelled The Tomb; a mysterious windowless, gothic building. But its power transcends Yale campus, as many Skull and Bones members, called Bonesmen, are now influential political figures. Some of these names include George Bush (and his father before him), John Kerry, Austan Goolsbee and many others.