The Panhellenic Association (PHA), which is part of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), serves as the governing council to 18 national sororities at The Ohio State University. The council consists of over 2,000 sorority women and is responsible for promoting positive relations between sororities, coordinating council-wide activities, formal recruitment, informal recruitment, and the council’s annual philanthropic event benefiting the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation.
Built on four pillars of community, leadership, scholarship, and service, the PHA strives to hold prominent leadership positions within the Ohio State community, hold a higher GPA compared with the overall student body, and complete over 10,000 service hours each year. In addition, the council is dedicated to providing its members with endless leadership, friendship, and community service opportunities.
Among the council-wide activities the PHA coordinates, two of the most popular include Panhellenic Pride Week and Fall Into Philanthropy. For Panhellenic Pride Week, the council coordinates events focusing on the pillars of the association: community service, leadership, and scholarship. Held during autumn semester, Fall Into Philanthropy allows all PHA women to focus on service initiatives within the community.