What is the National Panhellenic Conference? The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the international organization that governs the 26 national Panhellenic sororities, which include the chapters on our campus as well as many others. The most important duties of the NPC are to promote Greek life, sisterhood regardless of sorority, and to govern the recruitment period so that it is fair for all houses and PNMs.
How is UTC's Panhellenic Council structured? Panhellenic is currently made up of seven officers. The houses to whom these officers belong switches year to year. These officers hold their positions from December to November. In addition to the officers, each chapter sends an official delegate. These positions are selected within each chapter.
How do I join a Panhellenic sorority? To join a sorority, you must particpate in either formal or informal recruitment. Formal recruitment is a week before the fall semester in which Potential New Members (PNM) are given the opportunity to meet the sisters of all of UTC's seven sororities. Both the chapters and the PNMs will give input into the final decision of where each PNM will end up. You can register for formal recruitment starting in the spring. Informal recruitment is determined on an as need basis by the individual sororities. If you are interested in participating in informal recruitment, contact individual chapter's Recruitment or Membership chair.
How will I know which organization is right for me? Each sorority has its own mission, creed and values that it lives by; however, overall, Panhellenic organizations strive to provide members with friendship, opportunities for personal growth/development, and fun. To choose a chapter that is right for you, you should do some research, attend Panhellenic recruitment events, and visit organizations’ social media pages. Formal recruitment is a process designed to allow you and the chapters to decide on the best fit. As you go through the process, be sure to keep an open mind, ask questions, and be yourself!
What is philanthropy? A philanthropy is a charity/foundation that a Greek letter organization supports. The chosen philanthropy is reflective of the chapters value and just one example of the service opportunities sorority women have. Each chapter hosts events to help promote and raise money for their own philanthropies and then in turn attend other chapter's philanthropy events.
What are dues? Dues are the fees you pay to be part of a sorority. Although each sorority uses them differently, the money you pay tends to be split towards three different costs: the national organization, chapter activities (social and philanthropy events, sisterhood bonding, etc,), and Panhellenic fees. These cost differ from chapter to chapter but each chapter falls within the following ranges: New Member Semester $635-$1,047, Active Member Semesters $444-$732, and living in the chapter house $3,344-$6,124
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