A UNK Greek Community Tradition
2013 Fraternity Leadership Summit
Friendship is the cornerstone of fraternity and sorority life, but it doesn't end there. Greeks at UNK boast higher grade point averages than the campus GPA, while serving in nearly every campus organization, actively participating in intramurals, UNK athletics, and serving the Kearney community. Over $36,000 is raised each year for local and national charities in addition to over 10,000+ hours of hands-on service. In addition, fraternity and sorority membership can offer a more well-rounded college experience. UNK's Greek community represents over 650 diversified men and women belonging to 14 different fraternities and sororities. Our Greek community provides its members with opportunities for growth and excellence in academic, leadership development, service learning, and social opportunities. UNK fraternity and sorority members are often leaders in various areas of campus involvement. The Greek community has provided a significant outlet for those dedicated to making such commitments. The Greek experience is tremendous for those students who choose to join. A fraternity or sorority will provide life-long friendships and excellent opportunities for personal growth.
Furthermore, fraternity and sorority members get more leadership development than the average college student by attending workshops, retreats, and regional and national conferences/conventions. Greek Affairs students learn and experience topics such as:
-Leadership styles and group dynamics
-Goal-setting and motivation
-Interpersonal communication and conflict resolution
-Understanding and respecting diversity
-Accountability and risk management
The Office of Greek Life also offers leadership development sessions
such as Greek 101, the President's Seminar, Interfraternity (IFC),
Panhellenic (PHC), and Multicultural (MGC) Leadership Retreats, Judicial
Board Training, PhiredUp Recruitment Workshop, the Association of
Fraternal Leadership and Values Annual Conference, and much more. In
addition to leadership development on campus, Greek leaders have
multiple opportunities to attend regional and national conferences and
conventions hosted by their (inter)national organizations who invest
both time and money in training their top chapter leaders.
GET THE FACTS... About Greek Affairs Leadership Development
-UNK Greeks are involved in 90% of the 200+ student organizations on campus. They are not just members; but also leaders within these organizations!
-There are over 200 leadership roles alone within the Greek community alone.
-UNK's past five Student Body Presidents were Greek.
-12 Student Diplomats/Tour Guides are Greek.
-10 Chancellor's Ambassadors are Greek.
-6 of 8 Summer Advising and Enrollment Leaders are Greek.
-Many Student Senators are Greek.
-30+ Resident Advisors & Hall Directors are Greek.
-More than half of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society is Greek.
-The 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 UNK Homecoming King and/or Queen are Greek.