Why Go Greek
Our community is built upon values that guide the sorority and fraternity experience at UNL. Through these values, our community enhances the collegiate experience and meets our goal of producing women and men of character. For those of you who may be debating on whether or not to join a sorority/fraternity, all you really need to do is to review our community's record of excellence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the decision should be easy.
Academic Achievement Providing a network of academic support and accountability.
Good scholarship is a tradition within the fraternity and sorority community and a prerequisite for membership. Individual chapters devote programming to support scholastic achievement and recognize individual’s accomplishments. Chapters with facilities on campus provide a comprehensive learning community that stresses academic success and personal development. In addition to all of the resources and facilities available on campus, chapters with living units have comfortable areas to study, computer labs with high-speed internet, designated quiet hours, and test aids. Academic achievement is tradition within the sorority/fraternity community; Greeks are consistently achieving higher grade point averages than their non-Greek peers both at UNL and nationally. Chapters may also provide scholarship funding based upon academic achievement and chapter involvement.
Leadership Development Building future leaders who will make a difference in the lives of others.
Each of our chapters provide a multitude of leadership opportunities for their members. The leadership positions held within a fraternity or sorority provide graduates with opportunities that allow them to demonstrate their leadership and communication abilities desired in today’s workforce. You can find fraternity and sorority members as student government (ASUN) leaders, athletes, members of other student organizations and leaders in the local community. Every chapter strives to help their members become exceptional student leaders and invaluable assets to our local community.
Civic Engagement Creating individuals who are civic minded.
One of the most rewarding experiences of being in a fraternity or sorority is giving back to the community through time, talents or treasures. Each year our community contributes thousands of dollars through philanthropic efforts, thousands of hours of service to both local and national charities/non-profit organizations, and make an impact through advocacy initiatives. These projects impact the university and Lincoln community and foster unity and a sense of community among chapters and those they serve.
Community & Belonging Creating a sense of belonging.
Our organizations were founded on the ideals of sisterhood and brotherhood. The relationships formed while in college will last a lifetime and membership in a fraternity or sorority paves the way for long-lasting friendships and developing a sense of community. When you join an organization, you are also becoming a member of one of our four governing councils and a member fraternity and sorority community at large. UNL is a large campus with a diverse student body and membership in the fraternity and sorority community helps make this large campus seem a lot smaller.
Inclusive Excellence Creating a sense of belonging.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important values in the UNL fraternity and sorority community. We believe that having an array of different backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences makes our community stronger and inclusion of all is something we are continually working toward.er.