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Encyclopedia > National Panhellenic Conference
National Panhellenic Conference
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Established 1902
Members 26
Continent North America
Country United States
Organization type Service

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national women's sororities. Image File history File links Npc-crest. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Service fraternity may refer to any fraternal public service organization, such as the Kiwanis or Rotary International. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... While the terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, and the Shriners, in the United States and Canada fraternities and...


Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on over 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 4,600 alumnae associations, making up over 3.6 million sorority women in the world. Note: This article contains special characters. ... An alumnus (masculine) or alumna (feminine) of a college, university, or school is a former student. ...

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Members

Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ) is a sorority founded on October 15, 1885. ... Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... // History Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ), an international fraternity for women, was founded in 1904 at Syracuse University. ... Alpha Epsilon Phi is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Alpha Omicron Pi (ΑΟΠ, AOII) is an international fraternity that was founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College on the campus of Columbia University in New York. ... Alpha Phi(ΑΦ)is a fraternity for woman founded at Syracuse University on September 30, 1872. ... Alpha Sigma Alpha (ΑΣΑ) is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at Longwood College (now University) in Farmville, Virginia. ... Alpha Sigma Tau (AΣT) Sorority is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). ... Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ)was founded in 1893 by ten women at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. ... Chi Omega (ΧΩ) Fraternity is the largest womens fraternal organization in the world with 300,000 initiates and 170 collegiate chapters. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... nickname: Dee Gees Founded December 25, 1873 Greek Letters ΔΓ International Headquarters Columbus, Ohio Official Colors Bronze, Pink, and Blue Official Flower Cream-colored Rose Symbol Anchor Mascot The Hannah Doll National Philanthropy Service for Sight Founders Mary Comfort Leondard, Anna Boyd Ellington, and Eva Webb Dodd Delta Gamma Founders... Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is a college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ) is the name given to several college fraternities and sororities. ... ΓΦΒ (Gamma Phi Beta) is an international sorority that was founded in November 1874 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is sorority founded at the Normal School for Girls, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... nickname: Kappas Founded October 13, 1870 Greek Letters ΚΚΓ International Headquarters Columbus, Ohio Official Colors Dark Blue and Light Blue Official Flower Fleur-de-Lis Symbol Mascot Owl National Philanthropy Founders Mary Moore Stewart, Anna Elizabeth Willits, Susan Burley Walker, Hannah Jeannette Boyd, Mary Louise Bennett, and Martha Louisa Stevenson Kappa... // Phi Mu History Phi Mu (ΦΜ) is the second oldest secret organization for women in the United States. ... Phi Sigma Sigma is an international sorority founded at Hunter College in New York City on November 26, 1913. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international sorority that was founded on April 28, 1867 in Monmouth, Illinois at Monmouth College as I.C. Sorosis. ... Sigma Delta Tau(ΣΔΤ), a national sorority and member of the National Panhellenic Conference, was founded March 25, 1917 at Cornell University in New York. ... Sigma Kappa (ΣΚ) is a sorority founded in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, founded by five women: Mary Caffrey Low, Elizabeth Gorham Hoag, Ida Fuller, Frances Mann and Louise Helen Coburn. ... Sigma Sigma Sigma (ΣΣΣ), also known as Tri Sigma, is a national women’s sorority with membership totaling over 80,000 members. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a sorority, founded October 15 1898 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ...

History

Early histories of women's fraternities contain accounts of "rushing and pledging agreements" or "compacts" among fraternities on various campuses, and also many stories of cooperation and mutual assistance. However, no actual Panhellenic organization existed and no uniform practices were observed.


By 1902, it was obvious that some standards were needed, so the women of Alpha Phi invited Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Chi Omega and Chi Omega to a conference in Chicago on May 24. Alpha Chi Omega and Chi Omega were unable to attend. The remaining seven groups met and the session resulted in the organization of the first interfraternity association and the first intergroup organization on college campuses. National Interfraternity Conference for men's fraternities was organized in 1909, now called the North-American Interfraternity Conference. Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For nearly 100 years, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference) has assisted mens college fraternities in working together. ...


This meeting, and the next few, resulted in several mutual agreements, especially regarding pledging. Up to this time, no guidelines had been set, and women could be pledged to groups before enrolling in college and, indeed, even belong to more than one group.


The fact that NPC is a "Conference" is significant to the NPC philosophy because the organization is a conference, not a congress. It enacts no legislation except for the conduct of its own meetings. Other than the basic UNANIMOUS AGREEMENTS which all groups have voted to observe, NPC confines itself to recommendations and advice, and acts as a court of final appeal in any College Panhellenic difficulty. One of its greatest services is providing Area Advisors for College Panhellenics and Alumnae Panhellenics. A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ...


AES Merger with NPC

Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha Sigma Alpha organized the Association of Pedagogical Sororities on July 10, 1915. The membership consisted of sororities, who like the name indicates, were primarily located on state campuses where women entering the educational field were predominant. In 1917, Pi Kappa Sigma and Delta Sigma Epsilon joined the association, followed by Theta Sigma Upsilon in 1925, Alpha Sigma Tau in 1926, and Pi Delta Theta in 1931. At the third biennial conference, the name of the association was changed to the Association of Educational Sororities (AES). Later, the word "Educational" was changed to "Education". July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...


The AES was a strong group of leaders that focused not only on educational (providing scholarships) and women-centric issues, but cooperated to support issues outside of the sorority world including defense projects during World War II. One of the projects started by the AES member groups resulted in what is today the world-renowned Leader Dogs for the Blind School in Rochester, Michigan. Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II, also, The... Labrador Retriever guide dogs resting. ... Rochester is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan located in Oakland County, Michigan. ...


After much work on the part of NPC and AES, on November 12, 1947, the six AES sororities were unanimously accepted as associate members of NPC. At the same time, five other sororities were also admitted. In December of 1951, the six sororities became full members of NPC. November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


Since that time, three have merged with other NPC member groups leaving Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau and Sigma Sigma Sigma as the remaining former-AES members.


See also

. ... The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) is an umbrella council for 24 Latino Greek Letter Organizations established in 1998. ... The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. ... For nearly 100 years, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference) has assisted mens college fraternities in working together. ...

External links

  • Official site


National Panhellenic Conference
Alpha Chi Omega | Alpha Delta Pi | Alpha Gamma Delta | Alpha Epsilon Phi | Alpha Omicron Pi | Alpha Phi | Alpha Sigma Alpha | Alpha Sigma Tau | Alpha Xi Delta | Chi Omega | Delta Delta Delta | Delta Gamma | Delta Zeta | Delta Phi Epsilon | Gamma Phi Beta | Kappa Alpha Theta | Kappa Delta | Kappa Kappa Gamma | Phi Mu | Phi Sigma Sigma | Pi Beta Phi | Sigma Delta Tau | Sigma Kappa | Sigma Sigma Sigma | Theta Phi Alpha | Zeta Tau Alpha
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