The National Panhellenic Conference exists to promote the values of and to serve as an advocate for its member groups in collaboration with those members, campuses and communities.
National Panhellenic Conference, founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national women's fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on over 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 4,600 alumnae associations, making up over 4 million sorority women in the world.
Fraternity is a social experience based on the fundamental right of a free people to form voluntary associations. It is one of the enrichments of college life.
The young woman who wants fraternity experience will find it possible to belong on most campuses today. Fraternity membership is a social experience arrived at by mutual choice and selection. Fraternity membership is by invitation.
Fraternities Exist Because They:
* Provide a good democratic social experience.
* Give value beyond college years.
* Create, through their ideals, an ever-widening circle of service beyond the membership.
* Develop the individual's potential through leadership opportunities and group effort.
* Fill the need of belonging.
Young women feel a continuing need to belong. Parents appreciate fraternity values and standards and cooperate to make membership possible. College administrations, recognizing the values of fraternities, continue to welcome them on their campuses and to invite them to establish new chapters.
-Adopted from The National Panhellenic Conference website
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