The preparation period preceding initiation is referred to as the Membership Intake Program (MIP). Some organizations accept second semester freshman with at least 12 credit hours from UNL. However, it is highly recommended that students wait until their sophomore year to pursue membership in an NPHC affiliate organization. Many organizations require potential members to be actively involved on campus and in the community. All NPHC affiliated organizations have adopted Anti-Hazing Policy to ensure that membership into the respective organizations is a non-threatening and supportive experience. Each NPHC affiliate organization holds formal informationals throughout the academic year.
The Office of Greek Affairs hosts a general assembly of all students interested in learning more about Multicultural Greek Organizations and possibly participating in the intake process during the Fall or Spring semesters. A representative from each organization is allowed to speak on behalf of their group in regard to national chapter history and campus events. Each perspective member must attend an Anti-Hazing Workshop offered by the Office of Greek Affairs. Several workshops will be offered throughout the year. Potential members are encouraged to ask fair and frank questions about NPHC affiliate organizations and university policies.