Caleb Hendrickson finds leadership opportunities through fraternity


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Grade: Junior
Studying: Political science and public law
Hometown: Shickley
Fraternity: Sigma Phi Epsilon
Position: Chapter president

Why did you join a UNK fraternity?
I joined after I met a SigEp member at an interview for the Kearney Law Opportunities Program (KLOP) on campus. He was president at the time, and recruited me that summer. I had a negative perception of Greek Life and he was able to change my perspective on what fraternal life is focused on, rather than media portrayal. He presented it as an opportunity to become a better man, and it has truly been all of that and more.

What’s the best part of Fraternity and Sorority Life?
For me, it’s being around such a great group of people who have similar intentions for their lives. My brothers are some of the most accomplished people I know, and they have pushed me and motivated me to always strive for more. Brotherhood sounds fake from the outside and yet after my FSL experience, I have a new family. I came into FSL expecting to have more leadership opportunities, and while I did have that, I’ll leave FSL with people who will be a part of my life for years to come.