2017 Fraternity Registration Is Open
How Do I Join?
To participate in the fraternity recruitment process, please complete the Interest Form beginning March 1, 2017. While there is no deadline for fraternity recruitment applications, in order to have the best opportunity to visit with a number of chapters, your application should be completed as soon as possible. Fraternities may begin to offer bids for membership after UNL Spring 2017 commencement.
Recruitment chairs will have access to your application once it is submitted and will begin contacting you after they have reviewed it. You may be invited to attend activities ranging from sporting events to open houses for both you and your parents. You should visit as many chapters as possible to give you a better comparison when it is time to make your decision on which chapter to join. Also, consider reviewing our Fraternity Recruitment Guidebook (Attach 2015 booklet) to learn more about the organizations at UNL. These guidebooks will also be available at New Student Enrollment.
As an incoming freshman, New Student Enrollment is a great time to visit prospective chapters. Many chapters are open and tours of living units are available.
University Housing – Cancelling Residence Hall Contract
If you signed a University Housing Residence Hall contract and plan on living in the Fraternity house, you must complete the following to be considered for a reduced cancellation fee. • Cancel your housing contract on-line by June 30, 2017 through the housing portal via your MyRed Account (http://housing.unl.edu/contract-cancellation ) and • Your pledge card must be signed by June 30, 2017 and returned to the Office of Fraternity and sorority life to receive this benefit.
Greek Getaway Summer 2017
You are formally invited to attend Nebraska’s Interfraternity Recruitment Weekend called Greek Getaway on June 16-18. Greek Getaway is an opportunity for you and your parents to learn about fraternity life. Over the course of the weekend, you will visit with chapter representatives to get to know more about membership expectations and activities. We encourage you to attend several recruitment events and tour the fraternity chapter houses. There is no fee for you to attend this event. By the end of the weekend, you could even join a fraternity! For many students, especially those who live far from Lincoln, it can be hard to engage in the open recruitment process at NEBRASKA. This event is specifically designed to give out-of-state and even western Nebraska students an opportunity to have a more involved recruitment experience. Over the course of the weekend each fraternity will be hosting up to 4 recruitment events on campus. There will also be programming provided by the Interfraternity Council (IFC) intended to educate the incoming students about Greek Life at NEBRASKA. Potential new members will be able to stay in the Greek living unit for the weekend (preference will those students living 60 outside of Lincoln), with the IFC exec officers, and will get to experience what life in a fraternity house would be like, before classes even start!
Greek Getaway has been purposefully scheduled so that students can attend New Student Enrollment (NSE) directly before or after Greek Getaway.
Greek Getaway is scheduled for June 17 and 18 2017 . Contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life if you have questions about this program.
As you become introduced with various fraternity chapters, they may offer you a bid card. A bid card is a formal invitation to join a fraternity. The bid card is how recruitment chairmen express their interest in potential members. Once you and your parents sign the bid card, you pledge your membership to that fraternity.