fraternity and sorority life

6 Weeks of Welcome Infographic - Big Red Welcome at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Monday, October 16, 2017
Six Weeks of Welcome and countless activities
As students enjoy Fall Break, it's worth noting the number of activities and accomplishments from the beginning of the semester.

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Delta Sigma Theta and Sigma Lambda Beta at University of Nebraska-Lincoln win the Stroll Off competition.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Delta Sigma Theta and Sigma Lambda Beta earn Stroll Off top honors
Hosted by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) in conjunction with the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Councils at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this year’s event included three fraternities and three sororities competing for recognition plaques and a cash prize.

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Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Nebraska received top honors at the 2017 Pi Kappa Alpha Academy. Pictured: PIKE International President Shad Williams, Callaway Holt, Phil Levos, and PIKE Executive Vice President & CEO Justin Buck.
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.

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Members of Alpha Omicron Pi study in the Nebraska Union.
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.

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Members of Beta Theta Pi at Nebraska
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:

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Nebraska by Heart public art project at the Alpha Omicron Pi house
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.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Greek Weekend 2017
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.

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A member of Alpha Omicron Pi studies
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.

FIRST-YEAR RETENTION

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.

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Korean fan dance
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.

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A Nebraska fraternity member answers questions for potential members and their parents at Greek Preview.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Greek Preview offers glimpse at fraternity and sorority life
The Officer of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted the eighth annual Greek Preview on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, attracting more than 900 students and guests to campus. Designed to introduce high school seniors to Greek life, the event invites future huskers to learn about fraternities and sororities, and to understand the recruitment processes.

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