|University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhellenic Association||
I’m Reilly Burns born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska! I grew up in a family of 4. Having a brother who is 24 years old. My favorite color is hot pink and I love dogs. Hobbies of mine are family, friends, I love to shop and sports/soccer. My major is hospitality tourism and management with a minor in business administration! I am a sophomore in college but I joined the Greek life after my freshman year and couldn’t be happier!
My personal Experience in the Greek life has been amazing. Joining Alpha Chi Omega has been the best decision I have made so far in my college career. The friends and sisters I have gained are unbelievable and extremely special. Being in AXO has taught me that there is always someone who needs a hug, a good laugh and a best friend to hang out with. Everyone is different but yet the same. That’s the reason why we all ended up in the same home! Once you become apart of it, it becomes you.
I love the Greek Life for many reasons at UNL, but most importantly it has changed my life for the best. There’s not a single day I would not want to be involved in Greek life. You have family around at all time. There is always someone to lean on if you need to talk to, laugh with, or cry to. Everyone is so different but the same in many ways. You meet your future brides maids and best friends, along with making memories that will last a lifetime.
- Alpha Chi Omega's Panhellenic Delegate
Note from Alpha Omicron Pi's Panhellenic Delegate:
Going Greek was the best decision I have ever made at UNL. At first, I wasn’t sure if being in a sorority was for me. I’ve never been a “girly-girl” of sorts, so I wasn’t sure if I would even fit in. However, I realized that my stereotypes of sororities weren’t what I expected them to be at all. I am now proud to say that I am a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Zeta Chapter at Lincoln. AOII has given me opportunities of meeting tons of new people, getting involved on campus and ultimately giving me friends that I will have for a lifetime. Through AOII, I have been the recording secretary, am now a Panhellenic Delegate and will continue my work in the Panhellenic system. I encourage everyone to at least consider going through the recruitment process, because being in Alpha Omicron Pi has made my experience at UNL infintely better.
My name is Samantha Nelson and I am a sophomore Biological Systems Engineering major in Delta Delta Delta. Before coming to college, I was indifferent to the sorority experience, because I felt I would only ever need my high school friendships for the years to come. But looking back now, going through formal recruitment and joining my incredible home were experiences I would never change. Both of my older sisters went through recruitment and also joined Tri Delta, so even before I experienced the house I felt accepted and as if I was being taken in by something much bigger than me. I have never felt more thrilled and opportunistic to extend my family legacy before college. The bond I now share with my own sisters is stronger than anything else I could imagine. The girls I have met my first two years within my sorority have become my nearest and dearest friends. I look to the women surrounding me as role models and examples of high class with high standards. I truly feel like I am at my best amongst these girls.
But my sorority experience extends beyond my specific chapter. Being a part of the Panhellenic community has given me an advantage amongst my colleagues. I have learned how important my values stand and formed relationships that will carry on for years past graduation. The entire Greek Community at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln firmly encourages the development of strong character and morale and I believe because of “Going Greek” at UNL, I have the help of thousands to lean on. I already depend on the assistance and support of my fellow Panhellenic sisters with letters of recommendations or advice on career paths. Going Greek lasts way beyond four years and I couldn’t be prouder of where I stand and what I see to come.
"Hello! My name is Katyra Remmenga and I am a junior in Alpha Delta Pi. I'm studying Criminal Justice and Psychology and am hoping to use this background in a career working against human trafficking in other countries. I love anything that involves the outdoors and traveling and am also a big fan of the Arts. A few of my favorite things are my dogs and trying/discovering new things, especially food and music!
I am passionate about people, community development and my faith. I believe being in a sorority at UNL has been such an incredible way for me to grow as a person and have relationships that challenge me to reach my full potential. I have been able to take the things I'm passionate about and learn how to really make a difference in them. Taking on leadership roles and having the community that I've gained from being greek has prepared me immensely for life outside of college. I'm so grateful for the experiences, opportunities and incredible sisterhood I've been granted the last three years and can't imagine where I'd be without them. I would encourage anyone considering sorority life at UNL to definitely give it a shot. There are so many things to gain and so many wonderful women of all kinds to meet that I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on it!"
When I decided to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, joining the Greek system seemed like the smart decision. All of the upper classmen from my high school who attend UNL had joined a house, so it seemed like the smart thing to do. I made the decision to rush before I knew anything about the university Greek system. Honestly, I was terrified to go through recruitment. I had no clue what to expect. The entire Greek system intimidated me and rush week did not seem like a fun time. However, rush week turned out to be a great time. I loved every minute of it. When Bid Day rolled around, I knew that the house I was put in was the right one for me. It‚s true what people tell you. You know, how everyone says you will „just know‰ what the right house is? It‚s true most of the time. It was true for me. I followed my gut feeling, and now I can‚t imagine my life in college without the Greek system at UNL. - Haley Maxwell
Going Greek is the best decision I have made in college. I was a legacy to Alpha Xi Delta going into recruitment but came in open-minded, because I knew I wanted to join a sisterhood of women no matter the sorority. I ended up joining Alpha Xi Delta because I felt at home. As I looked around on preference day, I could totally see myself being friends with the women in Alpha Xi Delta. They are poised, confident, and classy. They are everything that I strive to be, and I am proud to call myself an Alpha Xi Delta.
I will never be able to fully express how being a member of a Greek organization has enriched my life. Because of Alpha Xi Delta I am able to be successful in academics, get involved on campus, hold leadership roles, and meet some of the most caring and fun girls I will ever come across. I am challenged every day to reach my full potential. I have become a better woman, sister, and friend through being a member of a sorority. Being Greek opens doors long after college graduation. Whether you are interviewing for jobs, networking with contacts, or simply meeting new acquaintances, being a member of the Greek community will aid you in your endeavors. It is a lifetime membership that keeps on giving back.
My name is Ingrid Olsen, I’m from Omaha and knew since I was little that I wanted to go greek! Both my parents were in houses here and I heard nothing but positive things growing up. I wanted to experience all of the fun things that I had heard stories about and it wasn’t a question that I would be rushing come my freshman year. Coming to college I was looking forward to all of the tshirts, parties and fun events. After rushing and joining Chi Omega I learned that all of those things are the smallest part of the sisterhood. When I think of Chi Omega I think my home away from home. The women in this house have seriously become my second family and I don’t know what I would do with out them. The decision to go greek was the best decision I’ve made in college yet.
Hello! My name is Jennie Nawrocki and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and I am majoring speech-language pathology. My hometown is Elkhorn, Nebraska and I graduated from Elkhorn South High School in 2012. At the University of Nebraska, I am involved in many clubs and organizations. I am a member of the University of Nebraska's Big Red Singers, Navigators, and the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Being involved has opened so many doors for me. I am so thankful to be apart of such amazing groups and to be surrounded by such amazing people.
Many of these opportunities could have never have been possible without the driven women of the Delta Gamma sorority. Coming from a family that identified "going greek" as becoming the next Elle Woods, joining a sorority had never crossed my mind. Joining the greek community at UNL has been the best decision of my college career so far. The opportunities, the connections and the relationships that I have made are irreplaceable, and are something I value more than anything. I am very fortunate to have such a wonderful support system that will be there for me for the rest of my life.
Coming from out of state, I knew going Greek would only enhance my college experience. Through recruitment I was able to meet a lot of people right away, which gave me a good sense of security. After I joined Gamma Phi Beta, my relationships with those around me only grew. I automatically had 140 new friends to reach out to. If I needed assistance with anything, from signing up to classes to a problem in chemistry, there was always someone I could go to and felt comfortable doing so. Also, I will always be forever grateful to the older girls for introducing me to different organizations on campus I got involved in. They have become my passion.
Now as I am an upperclassman, I get to help guide new members on their own individual path. Giving them guidance and support when needed. I love lending a helping hand or answering questions. Taking an hour out of a Wednesday afternoon to go grab ice cream with a new member I don’t know so well is an hour well spent. Throughout college I have learned that your relationships you make with people are what is most important. Being able to take the time to engage with so many different people has given me a unique and fulfilling college experience. And I would not have that without Gamma Phi Beta and all of its wonderful members. - Gamma Phi Beta's Panhellenic Delegate