Our Greek students have built an especially strong campus culture. They've earned national recognition by the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values for academic achievement, public relations, self-governance and judicial affairs.
That's why nearly 20 percent of NWU students are involved in Nebraska Wesleyan's Greek system.
Our seven chapters - three sororities and four fraternities - come together to form one strong community of some of the most effective leaders, highest achieving students, passionate community activists and best friends you'll meet.
Benefits of Going Greek
Choosing to become involved in NWU's Greek system brings valuable benefits. As a whole, Nebraska Wesleyan's Greek members:
- Earn higher GPAs.
- Are more involved on campus and in the community.
- Are more likely to graduate.
- Hold many executive leadership positions in campus organizations.
- Express higher satisfaction with their college experience.
Then there are benefits that aren't so easy to measure. Greek involvement will help you:
- Meet tons of friends.
- Become a stronger leader.
- Make a difference in your community.
- Grow as a student and person.
Greek Life and Academics
NWU's Greeks take their classes and grades seriously.
- The all-Greek GPA is consistently above the all-student GPA at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
- During the fall 2011, 40 percent of NWU Greek students earned a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. See academic performance by chapter.
- Each chapter sets a minimum grade point average requirement for membership.
Fraternity and sorority membership offers many options to help new members transition academically from high school to college.
- Study hours
- Peer mentors
- Chapter scholarships
- Month of the Scholar Awards
- Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council Scholarships
- Order of Omega Greek Academic Honorary
Greek Leadership and Involvement
The Greek community develops advanced leadership skills within its members and provides opportunities to put those skills into action on campus and in the Lincoln community.
Greek members have numerous opportunities to serve in leadership positions in their chapter, within the governing councils, Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC), and participate in conferences, workshops, or other educational experiences here at NWU and across the country.
Philanthropy and Community Service
Giving back through community service and philanthropy projects is a vital aspect of each fraternity and sorority member's experience. Each member is required to complete a number of community service hours set by each chapter.
- Greek members completed over 8,000 hours of service in 2011.
- Chapters raised over $30,500 for various organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society and Lincoln's Friendship Home.
- The Greek community donated 1,592 pounds of food to the alumni-directed Food Bank of Lincoln.
- A total of $18,500 was donated to Relay for Life during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 academic year on behalf of members of NWU's fraternities and sororities.
- Greek organizations also fundraise to provide their members with academic scholarships.