The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the Greek sororities at Nebraska Wesleyan University. The council is composed of two delegates from each sorority chapter along with eight officers responsible for governing across sororities. Panhellenic Council encourages leadership, acadmeics, and community service. Together, Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council sponsor all Greek events that promote brotherhood and sisterhood within the Greek community.
At the 2018 Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) conference, our Panhellenic Council was awarded the Sutherland award. The award recognizes the Panhellenic Council with the highest percentage of achievement in eight programming categories: Academic Achievement, Council Management, Leadership and Educational Development, Membership Recruitment, Philanthropy and Community Service, Public Relations, Risk Reduction and Management, and Self Governance and Judicial Affairs.
Committment to Academics
As sorority memebrs at Nebraska Wesleyan University, we realize our primary objective is to obtain a quality education. We help each other in the pursuit of academic excellence.
Each chapter creates an atmosphere conducive to high academic performance and challenging members to live up to their highest academic potential. The chapter houses have libraries, quiet study areas, and quiet hours. NWU's sororities and fraternities recognized academic achievement through scholarships and loans. Each individual chapter has its own academic achievement awards and scholarship programs.
The cost of dues varies from chapter to chapter. The average cost of first-year membership is around $400 per semester. Ask each chapter about financial responsibilities during Panhellenic Recruitment.
Alcohol and drugs
Each organization at Nebraska Wesleyan participates in a risk management program, which sets strict guidelines about the use of alcohol. Since the inception of this program, safety has improved at Greek social functions. All sorority houses are drug and alcohol free.
Fire and Healthy Safety
Greek chapter facilities are required to meet all local fire and health codes and standards. Chapter houses are inspected by the Lincoln Fire Marshal each year to ensure compliance to all codes and standards. Chapters are required to hold fire and evacuation drills at least four times per academic year and test all smoke detectors and emrgency lights each month. As of Fall 2017, all Greek chapter houses have functioning sprinkler systems in each room of the facility.
Awards and Achievements
Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values:
- Sutherland Divising I Award Winner, 2018
- Academic Acheivement, outstanding achievement 2018
- Council Management, outstanding achievement 2018
- Leadership & Educational Development, outstanding achievement 2018
- Philanthropy and Community Service, outstanding achievement 2018
- Public Relations, outstanding achievement 2018
- Membership Recruitment, outstanding achievement 2018
- Self-Governance and Judicial Affairs, outstanding acheivement 2018
- Sutherland Division I Award Winner, 2013
Chapter Conduct and Accountability
All sorority chapters are responsible to the National Panhellenic Conference policies and guidelines, the Panhellenic Council Constitution and Bylaws, the Panhellenic Council Recruitment Guidelines, the Greek Review Board policies, the Panhellenic Council Code of Ethics, all chapter inter/national and local policies and guidelines, FIPG policies, Nebraska Wesleyan University's Student Code of Conduct, and all federal, state, and local laws.
Failure to comply with guidelines and policies may result in judicial action from the Greek Review Board, the University Judiciary, and/or the local, state, or federal courts.
To report a complaint against a fraternity or sorority organization, please contact the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Jared Marcuson jmarcuso [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.