Joining a Greek fraternity or sorority at Nebraska Wesleyan University opens you to new friendships, leadership and service opportunities, academic success and a richer college experience. Each fraternity and sorority sets their own minimum grade point average to be eligible for membership. All of our chapters have set minimum grade point average of a 2.75 or higher.
Registration or participation in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Greek recruitment does not guarantee membership. Each chapter is responsible for selecting members into its organization. Membership selection is in no way influenced or controlled by the Panhellenic or Interfraternity Councils or Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Each fall, the Interfraternity Council hosts tours of every fraternity chapter house. The council also hosts a barbeque where new students meet members of the fraternity community.
Chapters also host their own recruitment events throughout the year. All recruitment events and chapter facilities are alcohol free.
The best way to know whether a chapter is right for you is to check out all of the fraternities NWU has to offer. Begin by registering for fraternity recruitment.
Fraternity Recruitment Dates
- Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Ice Cream Social, 9 - 10:30 p.m., Dining Hall
- Monday, Aug. 25 - Fraternity House Tours, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Fraternity Chapter Houses
- Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Thursday, Aug. 28 - Individual Fraternity Chapter Events, 5:30 p.m., Fraternity Chapter Houses
- Friday, Aug. 29 - Bid Card Signing, Fraternity Chapter Houses
Register for fraternity recruitment
Register for fraternity recruitment by completing the fraternity recruitment form online.
There are two ways to join a sorority at Nebraska Wesleyan University: fall formal recruitment and continuous open bidding. Most women join via fall formal recruitment.
Fall Formal Recruitment
Fall formal recruitment occurs between move-in day and the first day of class. Interested women fill out an online application and attend an educational session about the recruitment process. Over three days, women visit each organization and meet the members. Recruitment counselors, called Rho Gammas, assist and answer questions.
Nebraska Wesleyan sororities use a mutual selection recruitment process. Women choose the chapter that they are most interested in while the chapters in turn also choose what women they would be interested in extending a bid of membership.
Following recruitment, women are extended invitations to join sororities and attend chapter Bid Day celebratory activities. All recruitment events and chapter facilities are alcohol free.
Sorority Recruitment Dates
- Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Ice Cream Social, 9 - 10:30 p.m., Dining Hall in the Student Center
At the Ice Cream Social you will have the opportunity to eat free ice cream and talk to fraternity and sorority members and discuss the benefits of Greek membership.
- Thursday, Aug. 21 - Women's Orientation Session, 10 - 11:00 a.m., Callen Conference Room in Smith Curtis
The Women’s Orientation Session is a mandatory session for all women participating in sorority recruitment. At this session, women will receive important recruitment information, a t-shirt, and will have all of their questions answered.
- Thursday, Aug. 21 - Sorority Recruitment Round 1, 7 - 10:30 p.m., Prairie Wolf A & B in the Student Center
Sorority recruitment kicks off with tours of each chapter house and conversations with sorority members.
- Friday, Aug. 22 - Sorority Recruitment Round 2, 6:15 – 10 p.m., Prairie Wolf A & B in the Student Center
Recruitment continues with further conversations with sorority women about common interests and Greek Life.
- Saturday, Aug. 23 - Sorority Recruitment Round 3, 6 - 10 p.m., Prairie Wolf A & B in the Student Center
This round is preference round where women may have the opportunity to attend one or more chapter ceremonies to further explore the chapter(s).
- Sunday, Aug. 24 - Sorority Bid Day, 3 - 7 p.m., Callen Conference Center in Smith Curtis
Bid Day is when women receive an invitation to join a sorority and attend the chapter’s individual Bid Day celebration.
* It takes some time for you to meet all the amazing women in our chapters so we recommended that you clear your schedules of work or other outside commitments during the evenings of August 20 - 24.
* You are required to attend all recruitment rounds in order to complete the recruitment process. If a conflict occurs during sorority recruitment, please contact the Center for Student Involvement at 402.465.2412 to discuss your options.
Register for sorority recruitment
Register for sorority recruitment by competing the sorority recruitment form online.
Continuous Open Bidding
Continuous open bidding (COB) is an option that is only sometimes available, depending on certain factors. Continuous open bidding is available to women after the formal recruitment process has concluded until the last day of spring classes. If you are interested in participating in COB please contact the Center for Student Involvement at 402.465.2412.
Students considering membership in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Greek chapters enter the recruitment process confident that they will receive all the information and respect they deserve in an environment free from undue pressure.
- The right to be treated as an individual.
- The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process.
- The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment guides and members.
- The right to be treated with respect.
- The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized.
- The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers.
- The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors.
- The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors.
- The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others.
- The right to be fully informed about binding agreements implicit in the preference card signing.
- The right to make one’s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision.
- The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and pledging experience.