Multicultural Greeks strive for success
Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Updated: Sunday, December 8, 2013 14:12
University of Nebraska at Omaha’s campus is home to many organizations. Some shining stars among those organizations are the Multicultural Greeks. These groups hold a strong pedigree of service, scholarship, friendship and success.
Four fraternities-- Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Lambda Beta, Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi-- are the multicultural fraternities on campus. They host multiple events throughout the year such as Easter egg hunts, park clean-ups and health awareness and lifestyle panels.
Joining one of these impressive groups requires hopefuls to show their support for the chapter events, work with the actives on community service projects and spend time with the members. They must also meet minimum GPA and credit hour standards.
“We all have a bond that we share amongst our organizations, but sure enough, we also share values and have belief systems that are designed and setup for each individual, no matter the person or organization, to succeed in any endeavor,” said Antwaun Rollerson, the president of Kappa Alpha Psi.
The multicultural sororities on campus include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Lambda Theta Nu, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sigma Lambda Gamma and Zeta Phi Beta. These chapters strive to achieve success in not only academics, but also community service.
Vice President of UNO’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Olivia Jackson, said her chapter works to raise awareness on global poverty, asthma prevention and heart disease. Their events range from a prom dress drive to step shows.
“We put scholastic obligations first, take pride in what we represent and know our lives are changing for the better, not because of our letters, but because of the leaders who represent them,” said Jackson.
To join one of these sororities, hopefuls must attend information meetings, provide letters of recommendation and campus involvement form. According to Jackson, the process is selective and competitive.
“When we say not four years, but for life, we truly mean it. The pride and dedication we put into earning our letters and the privilege to represent our organization doesn’t happen within a week,” said Jackson.
For more information on the multicultural Greeks, visit http://greeklife.unomaha.edu/.