The National Panhellenic Conference exists to promote the values of and to serve as an advocate for its member groups in collaboration with those members, campuses and communities.more...
The National Panhellenic Conference provides support and guidance for its 26 member inter-national sororities/women’s fraternities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than 3.9 million women at 655 college/university campuses and 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, NPC-affiliated collegians and alumnae donate more than $5 million to worthy causes, provide $2.8 million in scholarships to women and volunteer 500,000 hours in their communities.
Also thought to be the all-incompassing "governing body" of many international sororities, Panhellenic (as it is more commonly known) sets the standards as to how members should conduct themselves and their organizations. As a rule many sororities or female fraternities are not considered legitmate or substantial if they are not members of Panhellenic. Women take pride in being members of Panhellenic as they should. On some campuses, local sororities may take part in rush, but are not technically Panhellenic sororities. These local sororities are typically smaller and not as strong as they do not have the national backing of a larger organization.
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