The Panhellenic Council is the governing body for the PC member Sororities. During college, an NPC sorority offers women personal and professional support within a smaller group of friends in a larger college environment. With this support, her individual personal and leadership development is fostered through attending seminars as well as holding officer and committee positions within the chapter.
Membership in a PC sorority enhances women’s academic achievement by providing several forms of support to assist her, from study resources to quiet study areas. She also is encouraged to participate in community service through philanthropic activities, setting a pattern of lifelong service to others.
After her undergraduate years, she will have lifelong friendships as well as continued personal and professional support through alumnae activities and networking programs.
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Delta Delta Delta
"Tri Delt," founded in 1888 at Boston University, began as an organization concerned with the growth and development of college woman and has evolved into a leader among sororities. The Beta Psi chapter of Tri Delta was founded at Union College in 1981 and currently consists of 120 active collegiate members. Tri Delta's chosen philanthropy is Children's Cancer Charities, namely St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Along with other philanthropic events such as our Pancake Breakfast, we have and continue to sponsor educational speakers ranging from the topic of anti-hazing to alcohol awareness. We proudly maintain a diverse and motivated sisterhood where we strive to uphold the purpose of Delta Delta Delta; to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way.
Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Phi Beta was founded in 1874 at Syracuse University, making it one of the ten oldest women's groups in America and the sisterhood for which the term "sorority" was coined. The Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was installed on the Union College campus in May of 1986 and is one of the 119 collegiate chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The objective of Gamma Phi Beta is to promote the highest form of womanhood through education, social life, and service to humanity. Gamma Phi Beta encourages the growth of our sisters through academic excellence, leadership development, philanthropic involvement, and social enrichment. The Epsilon Epsilon chapter at Union College works towards accomplishing these objectives in all aspects of life. The sisters of our chapter pride themselves in holding true to the goals of Gamma Phi Beta as well as integrating the Union College campus community into the social and philanthropic events of Gamma Phi Beta. The Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Gamma Phi Beta consists of 102 sisters, 40 of whom live in our chapter house, which is the largest free standing house on campus. The national colors of Gamma Phi Beta are brown and mode, and the local colors of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter are pink and white. Our symbol is the crescent moon, our flower is the pink carnation and our jewel is the pearl.
Sigma Delta Tau
"SDT" is a diverse group of women with common goals: friendship, trust, understanding, and support. Seven special women founded Sigma Delta Tau at Cornell University in 1917. SDT is one of the most well known sororities nationally, with sixty-three chapters nationwide. Our chapter, Beta Xi, was the first sorority founded at Union College and was established on November 20, 1977. Along with friendship and fun, our sorority sponsors several fund raisers. Our biggest outreach is for the Prevent Child Abuse America organization including "Shots for Tots", a student/faculty basketball game each spring. We have also helped to sponsor a student trip to New Orleans to aid with Katrina relief. We invite fraternities to the school's Safe-Space films and hold presentations that promote alcohol awareness. We are proud of our diverse and amazing group of sisters.
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Chi Omega was founded in 1885 by seven young women at DePauw University as the sixth women’s fraternity in the country. There are now 142 collegiate chapters nationwide and more than 230,000 women who have been initiated into Alpha Chi Omega, whose purpose is to develop the true spirit of sisterhood, to encourage a high moral and academic standard and to provide lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning and service. Our philanthropic outreach is domestic violence awareness and prevention, and we’re excited to partner with Union College on this initiative. We participate in the movement to end domestic violence by fundraising and sharing gifts of time and talent with local shelters and other service-providing organizations, as well as educating the larger campus community. We’re a group of Real. Strong. Women. Women who want to make a difference on campus, make fun memories and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.
Alpha Delta Lambda
In 1886, the first branch of Alpha Delta was founded at SUNY Brockport. The Union College chapter, Alpha Delta Lambda, was founded on March 12th, 2010 with the principles of loyalty and service to associates and the hope of promoting intellectual, moral and social improvement. Alpha Delta Lambda hopes to bind our Sisters closer in our work as students of Union and help us give back to worthy causes.