Here at The Ohio State University, we, as Panhellenic women, strive to better our community, as well as ourselves, through philanthropic events that benefit various causes. Each individual chapter hosts a number of events throughout the year that are open to all members of the Ohio State community, as well as those outside of it. Such events include sporting tournaments, food sales, carnival games, and many more.
These events allow Sorority Women to support one another’s causes and gain an full appreciation for the hard work each woman puts into her individual sorority. In addition, these provide an opportunity for Greek unity amongst all chapters, which is something that we pride ourselves on at OSU. The organizations that Panhellenic supports and benefit include the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research, Autism Speaks, Girl Scouts, The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation and many more. It is not only important to recognize the incredible amount of money that Panhellenic women raise, but also the hands-on aspect of the philanthropies. Each sorority maintains a strong connection to those they help, and do not simply write a check. Panhellenic women love serving their community and helping others and it shows in their commitment to their philanthropies.
Circle of Sisterhood:
Every sorority has their own unique philanthropy and so does The Panhellenic Association. The Panhellenic Association supports the Circle of Sisterhood by hosting events open to all Panhellenic women.
The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation will leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and women, uplifting them from poverty and oppression.
Why Circle of Sisterhood:
“One study after another has shown that educating girls is one of the most effective ways to fight poverty. Schooling is often a precondition for girls and women to stand up against injustice, and for women to be integrated into the economy. Until women are numerate and literate, it is difficult for them to start businesses or contribute meaningfully to their economies.”
-Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, pg. 168