Panhellenic Association

Panhellenic Association

The Panhellenic Association is the governing body for the member organizations of the National Panhellenic Conference. The Panhellenic Association promotes excellence in academics, community service, campus involvement, and sisterhood. They are committed to the vision of creating women of excellence as outlined in the Panhellenic Creed.

Scholarship

The Panhellenic community's foremost focus is academic achievement. The University proudly recognizes that the all sorority GPA is consistently well above the all-women's GPA.

Spring 2015:

  • All UNL Female GPA: 3.228
  • All Non-Greek Females GPA: 3.166
  • All Greek Female GPA: 3.422

To see previous community academic achievements and chapter records please view our Semester Reports.

Leadership

Sorority life will provides a variety of leadership opportunities and ways to stay involved. You can participate in sorority 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 Panhellenic Association or various Greek letter honor societies. In addition, there are more than 350 student organizations at UNL, many with sorority women actively involved as members and officers. Sororities encourage these leadership experiences and you will find them to be an integral part of a well-rounded education and collegiate experience.

Sororities have a long and prosperous history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. All 15 NPC sororities 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, NE is also home to many alumnae of fraternity and sorority life providing mentorship for chapter members and officers. Also, many professors and members of the university staff are also alumnae of the Greek community.

Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program

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, chapter projects, or university competitions, members are always willing to help each other reach a common goal. Chapter diversity allows every member to be herself, and it gives every member a chance to learn from someone a little different from themselves. Being a member of a Panhellenic sorority allows members to experience contributing to the greater good and being a part of an organization that is truly bigger than oneself.

Service

As a member of a fraternity or sorority you will have the opportunity to give back to the UNL campus and the greater Lincoln community. Our sororities have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to their philanthropic partners and performed hundreds of thousands of service hours for the local community. There isn’t a better community at UNL than a Panhellenic sorority to make an impact on the community around you.

Not only is the Panhellenic community serving both UNL and the local Lincoln community, they are also serving countries outside of the United States on mission trips and alternative break opportunities. In addition to service, the community has annual drives for the Lincoln Public School System and Friendship Home of Lincoln, while also raising funds for Circle of Sisterhood, who help provide education to young female children in third-world countries.

Learn more about International Badge Day

Meeting Others

At a university as large as UNL, the Greek community will provide you with a valuable network of support not found in other student organizations or living communities. The Greek community helps foster a degree of friendship that will grow during your college experience and last a lifetime. Sisterhood is bringing together a large, diverse group of young women in daily living, scholastics, athletics, social interactions and community service. From the moment you join, you will begin to experience what sisterhood is all about.

Value of Sorority Life

Average cost of living in a UNL sorority house: $6,750*
Average cost of living in UNL residence hall: $9,817*
*Cost comparison for the 2014-2015 school year.

To learn more about the cost of membership for a sorority at UNL, please view our cost comparison sheet for more information.

Not only do our chapters have a great value, they also provide countless opportunities for personal growth and development, a sense of community, and an academic support system. These opportunities couldn’t come for a better value!