From the Panhellenic President
Fellow Panhellenic Women and Students,
On behalf of the Panhellenic Community and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, we welcome you to The University of Akron Sorority Life website. Take a look around to see what our community is all about!
The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the five National Panhellenic (NPC) Sororities on campus. The 5 organizations are comprised of; Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. With having so many amazing organizations on campus, Sorority Life stands out by being the largest women’s group with almost 400 members. The Panhellenic Council works closely with all five chapters and their members, to provide guidance and to help unify our community.
As President of the Panhellenic Council, I have the opportunity to work with the seven other members of the Council as well as work closely with the Presidents of all five chapters. Greek Life has given me the opportunity to meet a variety of women from all walks of life, but one thing remains the same between all chapters, our values. Each chapter promotes similar values of academic excellence, leadership development, philanthropic involvement, and creating a bond of sisterhood that will last beyond the years of college.
Scholarship: As a community, we place great emphasis on the academic success of each member. We are able to maintain an average GPA above of above a 3.0. Which is higher than the all undergraduate women’s average GPA on the University of Akron’s campus. Our community supports academic success through the use of study tables, academic advising, and mentoring from other members. All of these components allowed the Council to achieve recognition by the Association of Fraternal and Leadership Values (AFLV) for the past three years (2012, 2013, 2014).
Leadership: Each chapter within our community provides leadership skills that are not always seen in many other organizations on campus. The opportunity to hold a position within their respective organization can provide each member with real world experience that they can utilize during, and even after college.
Civic Responsibility: Each chapter recognizes and works to support their own philanthropy. This is done through several philanthropy events throughout the semester. Through these events in the fall of 2014 the Panhellenic Community was able to raise over $13,000 and log almost 6,000 service hours throughout the semester. The Panhellenic Community was also recognized by AFLV for Philanthropy & Community Service work for the last three years (2012, 2013, 2014).
Sisterhood: Above all, when joining a sorority you join a sisterhood full of women who you will be able to call upon for not only your time here but in the years beyond graduation. Being a Sorority woman is not just for your time in college, but the bonds you make not only in your own chapter, but within the whole community, will last for the rest of your life. Our community provides opportunities for sisterly bonding through intramurals, Songfest, Greek Week, philanthropy events, and many other social events.
The University of Akron provides each student with many opportunities, but being so large of a campus can seem somewhat daunting. Sorority Life allows you to shrink the size of the school and provides you with the opportunity to meet so many strong, passionate and skilled women who wish to help you succeed. As a community we support each member to be the best we they be and push each other to do better with each new challenge. Being a sorority women and the Panhellenic President has given me so many opportunities and has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people that I would not have had the opportunity to meet if it wasn’t for my sorority.
If you are already a member of the Panhellenic Community, thank you for making Sorority Life a part of your Akron Experience. If you are considering the University of Akron or Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment, please be sure to check our recruitment tab for more information on how to get involved. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself, other members of the Panhellenic Council, or the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
President, Panhellenic Council
The University of Akron