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’s Panhellenic Council’s website. Take a look around to see what our community is all about!
The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the National Panhellenic (NPC) Sororities on campus. We currently have 5 Panhellenic sororities, which are: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma. In fall 2016 we are excited to welcome Delta Zeta back to campus as a new colony, growing our Panhellenic Community to six chapters.
With having so many amazing organizations on campus, Sorority Life stands out by being the largest women’s group with over 400 members. The Panhellenic Council works closely with all chapters and their members, to provide guidance and to help unify our community.
Joining a sorority 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 a 3.15. 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 Academic Programming for the past four years (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015).
Leadership: Each chapter within our community provides leadership skills and opportunities that are not always seen in 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 and the Akron community through hands-on service. All sororities host at least one large philanthropy event each year that members from all chapters support. In fall 2015 the Panhellenic Community was able to raise over $25,117 and log over 6,000 service hours. In fall 2015 the Panhellenic Community adopted Circle of Sisterhood as our community’s philanthropy. In our first year fundraising for this great cause, we are thrilled to share that we raised over $2,000. The Panhellenic Community was also recognized by AFLV for Philanthropy & Community Service work for three years (2012, 2013, and 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 on a large 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 and push each other to do better with each new challenge. Being a sorority women and the Panhellenic President has honestly been the greatest experience I have had while attending The University of Akron. I have made lifelong friendships and a bond that will never be broken.
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