Information for Parents

Dear Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about the Panhellenic Association. While your daughter’s journey to joining Greek Life is a big part of her life, it is also a big part of yours. Joining a sorority should be a joint decision between a young woman and her family.

We encourage you to research the National Panhellenic Conference and the individual organizations that are on our campus. Although all chapters are bonded through the Panhellenic Association, each has unique and exciting opportunities to offer their members. Some great resources are also provided below.

Being in a sorority is more than wearing letters on a sweatshirt (although we do love our letters!). As a sorority woman, your daughter will be a part of important and time-honored traditions. Sororities were founded on the four pillars of scholarship, sisterhood, leadership and service, and we uphold these pillars daily.

The Ohio State University strives for excellence in all areas of our sorority and fraternity life. The all greek GPA has been higher than the all undergraduate GPA for 34 consecutive semesters. Last year, our fraternity and sorority members raised over $530,000 for philanthropies and completed over 55,000 community service hours. In addition, 31 of our chapters across four Greek councils have won national excellence awards.

The Panhellenic Association and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life strive ensure a safe environment for your daughter. During the new member period, every woman attends “Fraternal Futures,” a day-long educational session about risk management policies, alcohol awareness, and how to make the best of your Greek life experience. Each chapter also has individual educational programming to enhance her membership. This year, some of those events include Standards of Excellence events, diversity speakers, REACH training and career networking events.

Joining a sorority is truly a transformative experience that provides many unique opportunities for personal growth and development. We are confident that sororities have the potential to elevate an already great college experience for your daughter here at The Ohio State University.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Panhellenic Association, please feel free to contact Paige Bonham, Vice President of Member Development, at phaohiostate.vpmd@gmail.com or Hunter Hartwig, Coordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Life, at hartwig.24@osu.edu.

Links

www.npcwomen.org

www.sororityparents.com

www.thesororitylife.com