Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority introduces Feature Phoenix to Panhellenic Association

The Feature Pheonix series is a new way to learn about how Elon’s organizations and clubs reflect the university's approach to inclusive excellence.

The Feature Phoenix series offers an opportunity to learn about how student organizations and clubs are supporting inclusive excellence on campus. Episode six introduces Corinne Berger ’25, who serves as director of diversity, equity and inclusion of Elon’s Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority of Panhellenic Association.

One way to enhances the Elon experience is by connecting with the fraternity or sorority community. Elon has various options that help foster foundational principles, serving as guides and advocates for student development and more. As an Elon tradition, fraternities and sororities have existed for over 80 years and provides brotherhood and sisterhood for over 2,500 men and women yearly.

There are three different student-run councils governing these organizations. The Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Association. The councils all have different functions, but collaborate on programs, events and more. Elon’s Panhellenic Association is the governing body of the nine female fraternities and sororities that are members of the National Panhellenic Conference. The conference is made up of 26 member organizations and is the world’s largest umbrella organization for advancing the sorority experience.

AOP was founded on Jan. 2, 1897 at Barnard College of Columbia University. The Epsilon Chi chapter at Elon was established on May 9, 1987, and just celebrated 37 years of sisterhood. You can find information about the chapter, organization history, programs and how to become a member on their website.

You can find the AOP email and social media on Phoenix Connect. In this episode of Feature Phoenix, Berger shares the mission of AOP and the sisterhood they share.

“We really make sure that everyone is taken care of and we have a lot of resources for our chapter,” said Berger. “Everyone on the executive team is always available if any needs help with anything.”

Feature Phoenix is a great way to learn about the clubs and organizations that Elon has to offer and how inclusive excellence is engrained on the campus. The series highlights clubs and organizations of different sizes that bring together people around a range of topics. Find the newest video on the Inclusive Excellence website and visit the Elon University YouTube page to find past videos.