Elon’s Panhellenic Association (PA) is the governing body of the nine female fraternities and sororities that are members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), as well as one affiliate member chapter. It coordinates formal recruitment, community service opportunities, social events, and educational programs, as well as promotes cooperation and cohesiveness within the fraternity/sorority community and Elon campus.
2019 Executive Board Officers
- President – Catherine O’Reilly
- Vice President of Recruitment – Rachel Sword
- Vice President of Administration – Lizzy Kilby
- Vice President of Public Relations – Alex El-Mohandes
- Vice President of Member Development – Katee Fletcher
- Assistant VP of Member Development – Danielle Sickles
- Vice President of Philanthropy – Bridgette Strysko
- Vice President of Standards – Rachel Feld
National Panhellenic Conference
Made up of 26 member organizations, the National Panhellenic Conference is the world’s largest umbrella organization specifically charged with advancing the sorority experience. Through its advocacy, NPC seeks to enlist nearly 5 million sorority women in its efforts to showcase the transformational power of the sorority experience.
As values-based organizations, the 26 members of NPC live their missions, with their members providing millions of dollars in philanthropic support to dozens of worthy causes and pursuing millions of additional hours in community service. From supporting victims of sexual assault, to leading bystander intervention programs, to fighting for body-positive campus cultures, sorority women are at the forefront of solving some of the most pressing challenges facing collegiate women today.
This We Believe
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.
Fraternities Continue Because:
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