The President's Message
With an abundance of causes, interests and organizations available, why are so many women so passionate about Panhellenic sororities? Finding a sisterhood at NC State transforms the collegiate experience like nothing else can. The unique and intimate connection each member makes with her chapter, and the women in it, separates the sorority experience from anything else. The Panhellenic Creed best embodies our values of “close contact and deep friendship,” that follows the service and character development we stand for. If you’ve already decided to join the Wolfpack, congratulations! We encourage you to learn more about the Panhellenic community at NC State.
Each of the 11 National Panhellenic Conference member sororities here holds its own traditions and values that are centered around leadership, scholarship, service and sisterhood that directly supports success in college years and beyond. It’s bittersweet to think that as a rising senior, I am nearing the end of my time here at NC State. Though the semesters have gone by faster than I anticipated, I look back to onlyrealize how much I’ve grown in just a few short years. I went through recruitment when I didn’t know anybody else on campus, and I simply wanted to make friends. The Panhellenic community took me in while I was an insecure and timid freshman trying to find her place at this large school, but through leadership opportunities, connections with older sisters who became my role models, and paradigm shifting community service, is sending me out as a stronger woman with a newfound sense of confidence. As I leave I realize that above just “friends,” I’ve made deep connections with people who have brought out and expected the best of me, I’ve developed a stronger set of values, and I’ve had the best years of my life while doing it.
My story is one-of-a-kind, but many other Panhellenic women have similar experiences. Some women aren’t sure whether they should join a chapter, and have little or no knowledge about sororities. I encourage and invite you to learn more about the Panhellenic Association at NC State, and participate in recruitment so you can hear firsthand from our members about the impact their sorority has made in their life. Most importantly though, we want to hear your story. Hope to see you this fall!