Panhel earns national award for work to advance sorority experience

Hanover College’s Panhellenic Council (Panhel) has earned an Achievement Award from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) for its efforts to advance the sorority experience on campus.

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The NPC, one of the largest advocacy organizations for women, is the umbrella group for 26 national and international sororities. Its sororities are located on more than 670 campuses in the U.S. and Canada with 380,565 undergraduate members in 3,234 chapters.

The organization has recognized student-managed college Panhellenic associations with awards for more than 50 years and, this year, presented awards to just 42 institutions. These associations, comprised of all NPC member sororities on a campus, are scored on seven criteria, including: academics, Panhellenic structure, recruitment, judicial procedures, Panhellenic programming, Panhellenic community impact and relations, as well as communication with the NPC area advisor. In order to receive the Achievement Award, honorees must achieve five or six of the criteria.

Hanover’s Panhellenic Council is the governing body of its women’s Greek chapters with a primary purpose to unite the campus sororities, which include Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta and Phi Mu. The Council includes eight executive council members and two delegates from each chapter.

Panhel implements programming that is educational both for the College’s Greek and non-Greek community, hosts such events as Greek Week and speakers, while also coordinating the recruitment process and activities for the chapters.

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