The University of Nebraska has an on-campus residency policy that requires first-year students to reside in University-owned residence halls or other University-approved living units, which may include privately-owned and operated fraternities and sororities, provided they meet the annual requirements necessary to be granted University-approved housing status. Through this annual approval process fraternities and sororities must complete reports and provide the documentation as follows:
- Employ a live-in advisor or house director
- Maintain appropriate property and liability insurance
- Pass health, safety and fire inspections for the facility
- Follow University alcohol and other policies
- Provide contact information for student leaders and alumni responsible for the overall maintenance and management of the individual chapter
In developing the documents, specific attention was given to the importance of academic success for undergraduate chapter members, the need for appropriate conduct by the individual members and their chapters, the importance of positive programming within each chapter, and the critical role that alumni play in providing continuity and support. Throughout the documents it is stressed that the standards of each chapter must be totally supportive of the roles, regulations and policies of the University.
We believe that this annual written agreement has served our University well, complementing the goals of national organizations as well as providing additional support for chapter officers to effectively lead their members. The Greek-letter organizations that are the most successful are those chapters in which members hold each other accountable. We believe that the recognition agreement has helped to maintain and improve the mutually supportive relationship the University and the Greek community have enjoyed for so long.
The 2012-13 academic year marked the first time in many years that not all of our chapter living units were recognized as University-approved housing. Only those chapters that are University-approved may house first-year students during the 2017-18 academic year. Chapters may still recruit freshmen members, even if they are not approved to house them in the chapter facility. These new members will be required to live in UNL residence halls for their entire first year.
The following fraternity and sororities were granted approval status for the 2017- 2018 academic year.
Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Gamma Sigma
Alpha Tau Omega
Beta Theta Pi
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Theta
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Gamma Phi Beta