fraternity and sorority life
Monday, September 11, 2017
Delta Sigma Theta and Sigma Lambda Beta earn Stroll Off top honors
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity earns national honor
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was honored with the Robert Adger Smythe Award, the highest undergraduate honor from the organization's headquarters. The award signifies that the Nebraska chapter is in the top 10 percentile of high performing chapters across the United States and Canada.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Sororities and fraternities exceed campus average GPAs
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life grade report from Spring 2017 shows that members of fraternities and sororities are out-performing their peers. The all-Greek female average of 3.438 surpassed the campus female grade point average of a 3.232. Similarly, the all-Greek male average of 3.141 exceeded the campus male grade point average of 2.952.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Nebraska earns international distinction
Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln earned the Chapter Award of Distinction from the North-American Interfraternity Conference. This award recognizes high-functioning undergraduate fraternity chapters who are in compliance with NIC standards, seek to educate others about a values-based fraternity experience and maintain a healthy relationship with their respective inter/national organization.
The Beta Theta Pi chapter at Nebraska was one of seven fraternity chapters nationally to receive this honor.
In a statement, the NIC wrote:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Greek community donates $30,000 to ‘Nebraska by Heart’
Painted, tiled, colorful and creative hearts popped up around the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus this spring, but those in front of Greek chapters are unique. Most fraternities or sororities with a six-foot heart in their yard chose to become a sponsor for the Nebraska by Heart public art project celebrating the state’s sesquicentennial.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Greek Weekend filled with activities, friendly competition
From Friday, April 7 to Monday, April 10, sororities and fraternities participated in Greek Weekend. Groups of chapters called triads worked together to try and win Greek Weekend bragging rights.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Nebraska Greek members show higher retention and graduation rates
A 2016 report from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows Greek members possess higher first-year retention and graduation rates than their peers.
Incoming students who joined sororities in fall 2015 were retained at the university at 90.98 percent, a rate 7.88 percentage points higher than the female campus average for the same period. Similarly, the retention for men who joined fraternities was 88.95 percent, 7.65 points higher than the male campus average.
Monday, March 13, 2017
InvAsian showcases talents, celebrates diversity
Nebraska students and others from surrounding campuses joined the members of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. for InvAsian Under the Sea on Saturday, March 11. The sold-out talent show featured dance groups, singers, instrumentalists and strollers.
Sigma Psi Zeta required each of the 13 performers to submit a video audition to compete. Performers came not only from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln but from the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the community as well.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Greek Preview offers glimpse at fraternity and sorority life
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
RSO workshops provide student groups with tools for success
Student Involvement hosted recognized student organization (RSO) workshops on risk management, motivation and inspiration, civil discourse and navigating the Student Organization Financial Services (SOFS).
Director of Risk Management and Insured Benefits Gayle Schanou, Outdoor Adventure Center Coordinator Todd Grier and Coordinator of Fraternity Life Jon Gayer led the risk management workshop on Feb. 14. The presenters discussed perceived risk and how to be prepared for unexpected situations.