At a university as large as UNL, the Greek Community will provide you with a valuable network of support not found in other living units. The Greek Community helps foster a degree of friendship that will grow during your college experience and last a lifetime.
Brotherhood is bringing together a large, diverse group of young men in daily living, scholastics, athletics, social functions and community service. From the moment you join, you will begin to experience what brotherhood is all about.
The Greek Community's foremost focus is academic achievement. The Univsersity proudly recognizes that the all fraternity GPA is consistently above the all-men's GPA.
All Men's GPA: 2.991
All Fraternity GPA: 3.197
Fraternities on campus will keep your social calendar active. Chapters sponsor formal events and also theme parties such as "Hicks and Chicks" or "Disco Fever" where members dress in costumes to fit the themes.
Fraternities also have "froshes" with the freshman class of campus sororities. Froshes are freshmen social activities where members get together for putt-putt golfing, ice cream socials or roller skating to help foster inter-chapter relations.
Homecoming and Greek Week also help broaden your horizons as an incoming Greek. Chapters form triads for various events and activities such as float construction and the canned food sculpture contest.
48% of all US presidents have been Greek
42% of US Senators are Greek
30% of US Congressmen/women are Greek
40% of all US Supreme Court Justices have been Greek
30% of Fortune 500 Executives are Greek
... Greeks make up only 3% of the US population!
Fraternities have a long and prosperous history on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. All 28 fraternities at UNL are nationally recognized chapters and many bring home merit awards from their national conventions in the areas of leadership, philanthropy and communication. Lincoln is also home to many Alums of the Greek Community. Many professors and members of the University staff are also alums of the Nebraska Greek Community.
Fraternity membership must be expensive given the benifiets, right? Wrong- UNL fraternities are cheaper than living in the residence halls.
Average cost of living in a UNL fraternity in 2006-07: $4,800
Average cost of living in a UNL residence hall in 2006-07: $6,900-$8,000
UNL fraternities provide a greater experience at a better value than university housing.
Fraternity life will provide you with a variety of leadership opportunities and ways to stay active. You can participate in fraternity governance as a chapter officer or by serving on one of the committees each chapter maintains. Additional opportunities exist for becoming involved on campus through the Interfraternity Council or various Greek letter honor societies. In addition, there are more than 350 student organizations at UNL, many with fraternity men actively involved as members and officers. Fraternities encourage these leadership experiences and you will find them to be an integral part of a well-rounded education.
The Right Frame of Mind
It is unique when students from diverse backgrounds can find common ground to work together through membership. Whether in the classroom, intramural athletics, house projects, or university competitions, members are always willing to help each other reach a common goal. Chapter diversity allows every member to be himself, and it gives every member a chance to learn from someone a little different from themselves.