Fraternity and Sorority Life provides a support system for UNK junior Earlen Gutierrez

Studying: Political science, ethnic studies and public law
Hometown: Lexington
Sorority: Sigma Lambda Gamma
Position: Multicultural Greek Council vice president of recruitment

Why did you join a UNK sorority?
I joined a UNK sorority because I wanted to be a part of something greater than myself and be involved with like-minded individuals who value the same principles as I do.

What’s the best part of Fraternity and Sorority Life?
The best part of FSL is the connections you get to make. I’m a people person and meeting/engaging with new people is the best. You also have people who keep you accountable and become a lifelong support system.

How has Fraternity and Sorority Life impacted your college career?
FSL has enabled me to strengthen my time management and organization skills. Being in Greek Life is highly time-consuming and it’s important that I get to develop those skills while being surrounded by a strong support system. I’ve also been introduced to so many new experiences. As a first-generation student, I’ve found it super beneficial.

Why should incoming students get involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life?
I think new students should get involved with FSL because you get to meet people within your organization who value the same principles/pillars as you do, so there are already commonalities, making it easier to make friends. You also get to be involved in so many activities and it’s a great way to network. I’ve been given many opportunities and have met so many people because of my involvement in FSL and getting my name out there.


  • About 600 UNK students are members of a fraternity or sorority
  • These students complete around 20,000 to 25,000 community service hours annually and raise thousands of dollars for charities
  • For the fall 2021 semester, UNK fraternity and sorority members recorded an average GPA of 3.35
  • Compared to the overall student population, fraternity and sorority members are more likely to finish their degree at UNK and support the university as alumni