Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1893 by ten young women who shared a vision and a dream of a national organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. Today, Alpha Xi Delta is a vibrant chapter, continuously winning awards both at UNO and nationally for academic excellence, leadership and involvement in the community.
The timeless vision of Alpha Xi Delta, “Inspiring women to realize their potential,” is what being in a sorority is all about. Through opportunities for involvement, tools for academic success, engaging in the community and the unconditional love and support of sisters, women all across the country are realizing their potential and doing things they never thought they could do.
The ideals of personal development, scholarship, friendship, and civic responsibility are ideals we embrace and bring to every Alpha Xi Delta member, enriching their lives and continuing the legacy of our founders.
The spirited Zeta Delta Chapter is proud to say we are on the winning edge of 171 national Chi Omega Fraternity chapters!
Conventions and workshops have given us individual Awards of Excellence and Achievement in chapter management, finance, recruitment, and advisory. We continue to emphasize excellent scholarship for each member– our first goal each year, the UNO Greek Week Scholarship trophy. And we still make time for sisterhood, friendships, campus involvement, leadership, and philanthropy. Three years of sponsoring the fall Hula Hoop-a-thon raised enough money this year to grant a wish to a very sick teenager for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, our national philanthropy.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Our National Thrusts are Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement. We are a national and international sorority and base our service around these thrust. The Gamma Xi chapter, which is Omaha city-wide chapter, was established in 1947. They currently have members from UNO, Creighton University, Peru State, and UNL.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 12, 1922 by seven young black women on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. In a time when education for African-Americans were difficult to attain, the founders of SIGMA GAMMA RHO became educators. They saw the need to promote greater service to all people, excellence in education and fellowship among all women. They believed that self-respect, knowledge, and discipline gained through study would help individuals to recognize their duty and responsibility for their society.
SIGMA GAMMA RHO Sorority, Inc. is a non-profit collegiate organization dedicated to the encouragement and promotion of high scholastic attainment, community service and the improvement of the quality of our lives and the society in which we live. Sorority membership is open to quality women of any race who shares its principles and meets its requirements.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically and economically.
Sigma Kappa’s are genuine-classy ladies that enjoy having fun while being a part of UNO’s campus life. The purpose of Sigma Kappa is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development. The ladies of Sigma Kappa achieve this by bringing women together to positively impact our communities. Sigma Kappa’s motto is one heart one way. Our colors are lavender and maroon and our official jewel is the pearl. The friendships made in Sigma Kappa are one of a kind and life long.
Philanthropies: Gerontology (the study of aging), with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease research and programs directed at improving the lives of older citizens; Inherit the Earth; Maine Seacoast Mission.
Scholarships: The Sigma Kappa Foundation provides scholarships to collegiate and alumnae members each year, including scholarships for leadership, continuing education, and gerontology. Our chapter gives out scholarships every semester to members with the most improved and highest GPA’s.
Sigma Lambda Gamma strives to be the premier organization committed to providing a mechanism of empowerment to all women. Through a network of close to 3,000 multicultural sisters from collegiate chapters and alumnae associations located across the United States, we promote academic excellence and higher education for all women via a dedication and incorporation of the sorority principles- Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Morals & Ethics, and Social Interaction- in our lives.
Sigma Lambda Gamma believes that Culture is Pride, Pride is Success. In doing so, we explore the richness in the traditions of Latina culture. This encompasses the cultural heritages of Native Americans (North, Central and South,) Europeans, Africans, Asians and their multiple and interesting mixtures. In staying true to our foundation, Sigma Lambda Gamma is proud to say that we have over 110 nationalities in our membership.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Zeta was founded upon the principles of scholarship, sisterly love, service, and finer womanhood. The Tau Alpha chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. has been displaying these principles on UNO’s campus since December 27, 1939.
Tau Alpha was the first of the Divine Nine organizations to be chartered on UNO’s campus. The Tau Alpha chapter supports these principles by participating in many service events with programs such as Stork’s Nest, Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel), and the National Educational Program, and NSZEF (Nebraska Sigma Zeta Education Foundation).
Tau Alpha continuously supports our principles by recognizing those who display Zeta’s ethics, displaying finer womanhood, and by continuing to excel scholarly. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. has participated in many different programs and services in Nebraska and only plans to grow stronger and continue our services.
The Gamma Mu chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha started at UNO on July 3, 1950. Gamma Mu has an excellent reputation for service, campus leadership, intramurals, and philanthropic events. Sisterhood is a large part of the Gamma Mu chapter and it is seen in everything we do — you never see a Zeta without a sister nearby.
Last year, as a chapter, we donated over 200 hours of community service and raised over $3,000 dollars for our national philanthropy, breast cancer awareness and education. For our efforts we were also able to receive the Philanthropy Award from the UNO Panhellenic Council.
In the past year, we have won such awards as 1st Place Spirit Cup at Homecoming, two years in a row, the UNO Panhellenic Risk Management Award, Highest New Member GPA, and the Best New Member Essay.