Potential New Members and Members of the Panhellenic Community,
Welcome to the Panhellenic at the University of Akron! We are comprised of six National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organizations. Our sororities are Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Each of our chapters excel in the areas of leadership, philanthropy, involvement on campus, and scholarship. Our community is home to over 300 incredible women. Sorority involvement provides young women with the opportunity to be a part of the great tradition that UA Fraternity and Sorority Life strives to sustain.
Although all our organizations have different names, symbols, and traditions, we are united by a set of common values. Each chapter promotes values of scholarship, leadership development, civic responsibility, and building a sense of community and sisterhood that continue far beyond our time in college.
In regards to scholarship, our Panhellenic community and individual chapters place large emphasis on the importance of academic success. We consistently have an average GPA that is higher than the all undergraduate women’s average GPA here at the university. For Spring 2019, the PHC average GPA was a 3.21, and we hope to see this average continue to rise. We promote academic success through study tables, academic advising and support, and mentoring from other community members. For several years, our council has been recognized by the Association of Fraternal and Leadership Values (AFLV) for our academic programming.
Another important focus point of the community is leadership. Each chapter in our community provides leadership training and opportunities that are not always given in other campus organizations. The plethora of opportunities to hold positions within their organizations provides our women with real life experience and skills to apply in the future. The Panhellenic Council also supports leadership development through the Greek Leadership Program which is a leadership program for first year community members.
Each organization recognizes and supports their own philanthropy and the local Akron community through hands-on service. All sororities hold at least one major philanthropy event each semester. In Spring 2019, the Panhellenic Community raised over $24,000 for various organizations and completed over 4,000 service hours. The Panhellenic Council also supports the Circle of Sisterhood with the goal of raising enough money to help complete a partial school build for girls’ education in developing countries.
Finally, we focus on developing a sense of sisterhood within our organizations and across the community as a whole. Joining a sorority allows you to meet women who share common ideals and support each other during and after college. Our community has sisterhoods, participates in intramural sports, Songfest, Greek Week, philanthropy events, and many social events.
I am extremely fortunate to work alongside a group of incredible women on the Panhellenic Executive Board. We are really looking forward to increasing the sense of sisterhood and community not only between the NPC sororities but across the entire Greek Community. We are excited to new academic and community programs. Our Circle of Sisterhood Committee is looking to host a large-scale philanthropy event in the Fall. Finally, we are focused on providing our members with various programming and increased collaboration with other campus organizations.
I encourage each of you to visit our website and social media to learn more about recruitment, our Executive Board, our individual chapters, and our sorority community here at the University of Akron. Please reach out to me if you have any questions. We are excited to share more information about the organizations we are so passionate about and how you can become a part of our amazing community!
We would love to have you join our tradition.
Go Zips, Go Greek!
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