Membership & Recruitment
Being part of the OMAHA GREEKS community provides students opportunities for excellence through service, scholarship, and social growth. This experience promotes community and understanding beyond college while cultivating life-long friendships and personal development.
Over 500 diverse men and women belong to our 16 different fraternities and sororities. Each chapter is governed by one of four councils: the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC), and the Interfraternity Council (IFC).
Each of the four councils has its own recruitment and membership intake process.
The National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC), also known as the “Divine Nine” was founded in 1913. The council is composed of the nine historically African American based fraternities and sororities. NPHC organizations have been a part of our UNO community for over 75 years.
Organizations within NPHC do not hold a general formal recruitment such as the other Greek organizations. Instead the organizations stress the importance of notifying the OMAHA GREEKS office of your interest in their respective organization. There the OMAHA GREEKS coordinator will submit your name to identified person(s) (Undergraduate President, Undergraduate Advisor etc.). This method is to ensure that your shown interest is communicated to the appropriate individual.
Each NPHC chapter brings in new members based on their need for chapter growth. When organizations are looking to conduct membership intake, many of them will host an informational meeting in which criteria for membership is explained. If you are interested in the one our NPHC organization, we strongly encourage you show interest by contacting the OMAHA GREEKS coordinator.
To obtain more information about one these organizations and how to join, please visit the organization’s national website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is a collaborative organization for Multicultural Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. MGC is the governing council for the three culturally based fraternity and sororities at UNO.
MGC fraternities and sororities do not hold formal Recruitment. Instead member organizations participate in a process whereby interested persons reach out to organization members to express interest in membership.
At the beginning of every semester, each chapter will hold its recruitment period. These recruitment events typically consist of informational meetings, philanthropic and educational sessions, and social events. At the informational sessions, potential members can get an overview of each chapter and request membership. Once a student has been approved to move forward with the process, they will continue their community education from the selected chapter. After the student has completed their specific educational process, the student will be able to “reveal” themselves as the newest member(s) of that organization.
If you are interested in joining a MGC fraternity or sorority, we encourage you to attend their events, research the organizations, and attend other programs held by the chapter to learn more about the organization and its members. To obtain more information about these fraternities and sororities and how to join, visit each chapter's individual website or contact email@example.com.
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 (inter)national women’s sororities. At UNO, four of these organizations are currently represented and are governed by the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC).
The CPC sororities at UNO utilize Formal Recruitment as a primary method of recruiting new members. This process takes place in the fall and allows you to meet the women in each sorority, make connections, and decide which organization is the right fit. Under the guidance of recruitment counselors, students will be placed in groups and given the chance to learn about all Panhellenic sororities on campus and meet current members.
To ensure the health and safety of all members, Fall 2020 Formal Recruitment will all take place virtually. The current dates for recruitment are September 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. There are also a limited number of spaces in select chapters after the Formal Recruitment process. If chapter totals allow, some chapters may have the opportunity to add new members to their group throughout the year through Continuous Open Bidding (COB). This process is much more informal and does not require a sign up.
Open the link below to learn more or express interest in one of these chapters and email firstname.lastname@example.org for other questions you may have.
The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), founded in 1909, is an umbrella organization for over 75 inter(national) men’s fraternities. At UNO, three of these organizations are currently represented and are governed by the Interfraternity Council (IFC).
The IFC fraternities at UNO use Formal Recruitment to recruit new members. This takes place in the fall and is an organized time period where you can meet the men in each fraternity, build friendships, and decide which organization is right for you. They also hold informal recruitment events throughout the year. This gives students the opportunity to learn more about the fraternity and give both chapter members and potential members the chance to become acquainted as friends.
To ensure the health and safety of all members, Fall 2020 Formal Recruitment will all take place virtually. The current dates for recruitment are September 9th-11th. Open the link below to learn more or express interest in one of these chapters and email email@example.com for other questions you may have.