Sororities and Fraternities

All of our chapter houses are alcohol free and there are a number of alumni, faculty and staff who oversee the daily functions of the chapter. We are proactive in educating members about issues such as alcohol abuse, hazing and mental health.

Following is a list of NWU-approved fraternities and sororities.

Phi Kappa Tau

Upsilon Chapter, National fraternity

Purpose: To champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character.

NWU chapter founded: 1923-2005, 2011-present

Chapter accomplishment: Achieved a 3.49 grade point average, the highest term GPA out of all the fraternities for fall 2011.

Theta Chi

Gamma Phi Chapter, International fraternity

Purpose: “To Extend the Helping Hand.” Brothers uphold our motto by frequently volunteering on campus and throughout the community.

NWU chapter founded: 1949

Chapter fact: Theta Chi is in the process of growing its chapter’s Parent’s Board, which works with the chapter members and attends dinners to make their fraternity family larger. 

Zeta Psi

Omicron Chapter, International fraternity

Purpose: We aim to “…turn out into the world self-respecting, original-thinking, self-controlled, purposeful gentlemen.”

NWU chapter founded: 1958

Chapter accomplishments: Our charity events include a canned food drive, Rock-a-thon, Patty-Zach Pancake Feed and Relay for Life.

Alpha Gamma Delta

Beta Alpha Chapter, International sorority

Purpose: Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.

NWU chapter founded: 1927

Chapter accomplishments: The annual December chili feed supports a different charity each year, including Mourning Hope and Teammates. Our Teeter Totter Marathon supports juvenile diabetes research. Greenstock, an outdoor concert and barbecue, supports the Boys and Girls Club of America. And, Relay for Life supports cancer survivors and treatment. Awarded with Alpha Gamma Delta’s International Award for Fraternal Values, an award given out to only one chapter a year.

Delta Zeta

Beta Tau Chapter, International sorority

Purpose: To make life fuller; more meaningful, more rewarding

NWU chapter founded: 1941

Chapter accomplishments: Delta Zeta events, including the Turtle Tug, spaghetti feed, Watermelon Bash and Taco Tuesday support national philanthropies including the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Painted Turtle Camp, a full service hospital for terminally ill children. Other philanthropies include the Make-a-Wish Foundation, foundations for pancreatic cancer research, and Families for Early Autism Treatment. Awarded with the Outstanding Philanthropy Program for the Midwest region of Delta Zeta chapters.


Local sorority

Purpose: We strive to obtain the qualities of love, generosity, and integrity, while aiming to achieve intellectual development. Thus, we endeavor to nurture unique individuality of each member in order to strengthen the fellowship of our sole chapter.

NWU chapter founded: 1889

Chapter fact: One out of every three members of Willard is involved with NWU athletics.


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Mindy Dilley
Assistant Director Student Involvement
Center for Student Involvement
Roy Story Student Center
Lower Level
Lincoln, NE 68504
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