From the Panhellenic President
Fellow Panhellenic Women and Students,
On behalf of the Panhellenic Community and the Office of Fraternity Life, we welcome you to the Welcome to The University of Akron Sorority Life website. Take a look around to see a glimpse of what we are all about!
The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of our five National Panhellenic (NPC) Sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. With so many organizations on campus, Sorority Life stands out by being the largest women’s group with over 350 members and counting. The Panhellenic Council works with all five chapters and all of these women to provide guidance and help to unify our community.
As President of the Panhellenic Council, I have the opportunity to work with the other seven members of the council and closely with the five chapter presidents. 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 girls in all chapters, out values. Each chapter promotes similar values of academic excellence, leadership development, philanthropic involvement, and creating a sisterhood that will last beyond four 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 3.0, higher than the all undergraduate women’s average GPA. Our community supports academic success through the use of study tables, academic advising, and mentoring from other members. All of these allowed the Council to achieve recognition by the Association of Fraternal and Leadership Values (AFLV) for the past two years (2012, 2013).
Leadership: Each chapter in our community provides leadership skills that are not seen in many other organizations on campus. The opportunity to hold a position in their chapter or organize and even provide each member with real world experience that that they can take with them after college.
Civic Responsibility: Each chapter has its’ own philanthropy that they work to support. This is done through several philanthropy events throughout the semester. Through these event in the spring of 2014 the Panhellenic Community was able to raise over $7,000 and log more than 3,500 service hours throughout the semester. The Panhellenic Community was also recognized by AFLV for Philanthropy & Community Service work for the last two years (2012, 2013).
Sisterhood: Above all, when joining a sorority you join a sisterhood full of women who you can call upon during your years of college and beyond. Being a Sorority woman in not just for your time in college, but the bonds you make 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 so many opportunities, but being so large can seem somewhat daunting. Sorority Life allows you to shrink the size of the school and provides you with that opportunity to meet so many strong, passionate, skilled women who wish to help you succeed. As a community we support each to be the best we can be and push each other to do better with each new challenge. Being a sorority women and the Panhellenic President had given me so many opportunities and has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people that I would not have if I had not joined.
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