New Member Summit
As a part of welcoming new members to the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Association (PHA) communities, we host a New Member Summit prior to the start of the Fall Semester. This event is intended to help the new members of IFC and PHA feel a part of the broader campus and Greek communities. Included in this event is information regarding risk management and empowering the students through Bystander Intervention training.
Homecoming is another time for students in the Greek community to come together and foster relationships. This week of events is sponsored by ASUN. More information about homecoming can be found on their website.
If you have you questions about homecoming, please contact ASUN.
New Leader Symposium
The New Leader Symposium is a one-day event for elected chapter officers to develop and cultivate their leadership skills. While at the New Leader Symposium attendees will participate in breakout sessions related to their chapter office and participate in Dine, Dialogue, and Pass It On. Through each activity and session the students are asked to Connect. Collaborate. and Commit.
Understanding and relating to fraternal values, establishing communication, and building relationships among Greek members.
Work cooperatively together to create inclusivity and camaraderie among the entire Greek community.
Purposefully carrying out actions and the missions of each chapter, council, and community.
Risk Management Series
Each month we gather the president and an influential leader from each new member class from each IFC and PHA chapter to discuss a topic affecting the Greek community at Nebraska. At each event there is an expert to share knowledge on the month's topic followed by small group discussion broken down by class or position. At the conclusion of the event, everyone is reconvened to create an action plan and each chapter is given a toolkit to help the attendees educate the rest of their chapter.
Tool kits can be found within the chapter resources section of our website.
Previous topics include:
- Sexual Assault
- Diversity + Inclusion
- Hazing and Bullying
- Mental Health
Chapters of Integrity
Chapters of Integrity is the bench-marking program used to hold fraternities and sororities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln accountable through self-reporting and guided initiatives. The program is based upon the Fraternity and Sorority Life Community Values and the Building Blocks of Integrity.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Community Values
Scholarship | Leadership | Service | Community
Building Blocks of Integrity
Caring | Citizenship | Commitment | Dependability | Open-mindedness | Respect
The awards packet can be found in our current members section.
Greek Weekend is time to come together as a community and foster relationships. This weekend of events celebrates what it means to be a member of a sorority/fraternity while giving back to the community. Greek Weekend is centered around The Big Event and focuses on supporting local organizations while including fun events and programming to promote a sense of community through friendly competition and collaboration.
Events from the 2015 Greek Weekend included:
- Lip Sync Competition
- Penny Challenge
- Volunteering for The Big Event
- Canned Food Drive
- Blood Drive
- Speaker and Awards Ceremony
During the 2016 Greek Weekend, the community raised $2,676.64 for the Lighthouse of Lincoln through Lip Sync admissions and the Penny Challenge, had 1,179 participants in The Big Event, 123 individuals donated blood, and 2,854 lbs of food were donated to the Food Bank of Lincoln.
Friday Afternoon Collaboration
Each collaboration targets a specific officer with the goal of providing information related to officer duties as well as an opportunity to network and share ideas with their counterparts in other chapters.
Greeks Alternative Service Break Experience
The Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life has an Alternative Service Break experience for students to learn and serve different communities and populations. This once a year experience is lead by the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Center for Civic Engagement. Spring Break 2016 a group went to St. Louis to serve the elderly population and spent time touring the city. If you are interested in leading or participating in an Alternative Spring Break please contact the office!
Huskers Against Hazing
The Huskers Against Hazing anti-hazing workshops are not just for students interested in joining Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNL, all students are welcome. These workshops contain a media-based presentation with videos and personal testimonies. The intent of the workshop is to give students an awareness of hazing and how it negatively affects people.
If a student is interested in joining a MGC or NPHC organization, they are required to attend a Huskers Against Hazing workshop at is held at the beginning of each semester.