From the Panhellenic President
Fellow Panhellenic Women and Students,
On behalf of the Panhellenic Community and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, I would like to welcome you to The University of Akron Panhellenic Council’s website!
The Panhellenic Council is the coordinating body of five National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. The Panhellenic Council is the largest all women’s organization on campus with over 300 members, and each Panhellenic sorority is made up of strong, intelligent women. As my role as Panhellenic President, I have the honor of working with an Executive Board composed of outstanding leaders to unify, maintain, and promote Sorority Life here at UA.
Although each chapter is unique in its’ own way, they were all founded on the values of academic excellence, leadership development, philanthropic involvement, and developing a bond of sisterhood that lasts a lifetime. Our community exists to promote four values all five organizations have in common.
- Scholarship: The Panhellenic Community consistently maintains over a 3.0 community GPA, which is higher than the all undergraduate women’s average GPA. Every chapter has academic help available in the way of study halls, academic advising, mentoring from older members and more to help make this possible. For the 2012 Year, the Panhellenic Community was nationally recognized for Academic Achievement by the Association of Fraternal and Leadership Values (AFLV).
- Leadership: Members of these chapters not only enrich their college experience in all facets, but are a part of a unique lifelong organization comprising of thousands of women across the United States. Every chapter has opportunities to hold officer positions or be on a committee in order to engage in unique learning experiences.
- Civic Responsibility: Each chapter has their own philanthropy and community service organization members work to support. In the 2012 – 2013 school year, the Panhellenic Community raised $ 28,519.27 and did 8,897.5 hours of community service work. The Panhellenic Community was also recognized by AFLV for Philanthropy & Community Service work for the 2012 year.
- Sisterhood: Sorority Life offers friendships that last long past receiving a diploma. Sorority membership provides an unlimited network of colleagues, professional associates, community members, support and, above all, sisters who are there for one another. Our community also provides opportunities to be involved in intramural sports, Songfest, Greek Week, philanthropic events, and many other social events to get to know many other students outside of their own organization.
Attending a large university like UA can sometimes be overwhelming. However, by becoming a member of the Sorority Community, I have been able to learn, grow, and become a leader. By joining a sorority, I entered into a network of individual organizations that together create one unified community. Overall, I am sincerely honored to represent the Sorority Life Community as the Panhellenic President.
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