From Our President

Our Chapter

Dearest Alumnae and Friends of Willard Sorority, 

In the fall of 2017, I registered for formal recruitment with the hope of simply making friends.

Little did I know the impact my recruitment experience would have for years to come. Laughing

with the women of Willard, feeling the genuine bond of sisterhood, and seeing authenticity and

confidence overflowing, I knew I had found my home among the women of Willard Sorority. As I

enter into my Junior year, I have had the opportunity to serve as the Junior Panhellenic

Delegate, Vice President, and current President of the cherished chapter that has given me

more than words can express.


Since the founding of Willard Sorority in 1889, members have continued to uphold our five

pillars of character, sisterhood, scholarship, service and commitment. Today, the chapter is

home to sixty-two incredible women. Every Willard has unique life experiences, knowledge, and

passions, all of which contribute to the diversity of the chapter. Willard Sorority is united by the

timeless bond of sisterhood and grounded on the mission to strive for perfect womanhood, both

of which continue to drive our chapter forward. On behalf of the active chapter, welcome to the

nation’s oldest and largest local sorority!

The women of Willard are leaders in the classroom and beyond. Over the years, Willard has

placed in the top among the Nebraska Wesleyan University Greek Community in regard to

academic success. In the 2019 spring semester, Willard Sorority had a cumulative grade point

average of 3.62, exceeding that of the all sorority, all greek, all female, and all university

semester grade point average. Our women excel academically and are celebrated through

initiation into academic honoraries. Over the past several years, Willard women have taken

advantage of the Capitol Hill Internship Program, study abroad programs, internships and

various research opportunities.

Each semester, the active chapter hosts events promoting inclusivity. Sisterhood retreats,

chapter study nights, formals and socials, foster lifelong friendships and memories. Events are

held throughout the year to celebrate the supportive individuals in our lives, our scholarly

success, the Nebraska Wesleyan staff who contribute to our education, and the alumnae who

provide endless encouragement. The active members are challenged to devote at least twelve

hours each semester to a cause in which their passion lies. In the spring of 2019, active

members volunteered a total of 1,180 hours to campus clubs, local organizations, and global

relief efforts. As a chapter, we take pride in giving back to our community as exemplified by our

annual philanthropies. The proceeds from Rock-A-Thon, our annual fall philanthropy hosted in

partnership with a fraternity on campus, benefits Nebraska Make-A-Wish. In the Spring, our

annual Build Your Own Burrito philanthropy benefits Fresh Start, a transition shelter for Lincoln

women. The proceeds from our S’more Local Love philanthropy is donated to a cause that

speaks to the active chapter. Lastly, Relay for Life unites the Greek and Wesleyan Community

to raise money for advancements in cancer research.


I can sincerely say that I cannot imagine my life without my sisters by my side. I owe much of

my growth as a person and leader to the women in my chapter who inspire and motivate me

daily. I am a firm believer that home isn’t a place, but rather a feeling of sincere acceptance and

love. Willard Sorority will forever and always hold a special place in my heart. I am honored to

have the opportunity to serve as President for the 2019 calendar year.​

Willard Love and all of mine,

-Konpal Rafique

 

Executive Officers

Our Leadership

Emma McGinnis

Chapter President

Jordan Smith

Vice President

Kennedy Berreckman

New Member Educator

McKinley Fuchs

Recruitment Chair

Mary Pinnell

House Manager

Jillian Dinkel

Secretary

Faith Harris

Philanthropy Chair

Vanessa Wergin

Treasurer

Reagan Janzen

Social Chair

Megan Peklo

Alumni/Parent Relations

Camryn Larsen

Public Relations

RC

Senior Panhellenic Delagate

Maddy Perry

Junior Panhellenic Delagate

 

(402) 466-0603

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