We, as an Alumnae Panhellenic, wish to clearly state that no letters of
recommendation are required for participation in the sorority recruitment
The official NPC Policy with reference to Letters of Recommendation is as
Letters of Recommendation (2020 - 2021) POLICY
Any membership recruitment information distributed by College
and/or Alumnae Panhellenic must not include references to letters
of recommendation as a requirement to participate in
recruitment. Member organizations that accept/request letters of
recommendation have the responsibility to educate members and
potential new members about their policies. Additionally, member
organizations that do accept/request letters of recommendation
must clarify that letters will not be accepted that are procured by
a potential new member or her family in exchange for any type of
We suggest that Potential New Members (PNM’s) acquaint themselves with each individual organization’s preference or requirements that are on the campus where they have chosen to go through the sorority recruitment process.
We wish to refer PNM’s to the organizational websites listed below:
NPC Member Organizations
NPC Member Organization International Websites
Pi Beta Phi http://www.pibetaphi.org
Kappa Alpha Theta http://www.kappaalphatheta.org
Kappa Kappa Gamma http://www.kappa.org
Alpha Phi http://www.alphaphi.org
Delta Gamma http://www.deltagamma.org
Gamma Phi Beta http://www.gammaphibeta.org
Alpha Chi Omega http://www.alphachiomega.org
Delta Delta Delta http://www.tridelta.org
Alpha Xi Delta http://www.alphaxidelta.org
Chi Omega http://www.chiomega.com
Sigma Kappa http://www.sigmakappa.org
Alpha Omicron Pi http://www.alphaomicronpi.org
Zeta Tau Alpha http://www.zetataualpha.org
Alpha Gamma Delta http://www.alphagammadelta.org
Alpha Delta Pi http://www.alphadeltapi.org
Delta Zeta http://www.deltazeta.org
Phi Mu http://www.phimu.org
Kappa Delta http://www.kappadelta.org
Sigma Sigma Sigma http://www.sigmasigmasigma.org
Alpha Sigma Tau http://www.alphasigmatau.org
Alpha Sigma Alpha http://www.alphasigmaalpha.org
Alpha Epsilon Phi http://www.aephi.org
Theta Phi Alpha http://www.thetaphialpha.org
Delta Phi Epsilon http://www.dphie.org
Sigma Delta Tau http://www.sigmadeltatau.org
Phi Sigma Sigma http://www.phisigmasigma.org
Each Sorority has its own policy and we suggest you contact them if you have any questions. We offer you this to assist you in your endeavours. You may also wish to contact the Greek Life office or website. Many Chapters have information pages posted there.
The (26) national sorority member organizations of the National Panhellenic
Conference are listed above in order of their joining NPC. Chairmanship
rotation within NPC is based upon the date of entrance into the Conference.
NPC Member Organization Internet Web Site
Each Sorority has its own policy and we suggest you contact them if you have any questions. We offer you this to assist you in your endeavors.
We actively promote the spirit of Panhellenic unity and the overall sorority
experience. It is our desire to reach out to all women wishing to share the
opportunity of sorority membership.
We ask if you would please let us know after you have gone through recruitment what your experience has been, if you have gone Greek, and if not, anything you would care to share with us.
Sorority Life can be a wonderful experience. Please remember it is your experience, and not your friends, your mother's or anyone else's. Your choice should be yours and reflect the unique campus, organizations and people you experience. Always remember it is a mutual selection process and you are interviewing people and groups as much as they are you.
Since 1908, the name “National Panhellenic Conference” (Panhellenic=All Greek) was adopted by a number of national sororities to designate their cooperative organization. There are presently (26) national sororities who are members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) in the United States and Canada. Where there are national sororities on a college/university campus, their collaborative organization is also called a Collegiate Panhellenic.
As a member of NPC, the Southern California Council of Alumnae Panhellenics strives to assist all potential Southern California sorority members in experiencing the best recruitment possible; and enable the maximum number of girls to become sorority members. This can be achieved by familiarizing potential new members with the recruitment process and the benefits of local area alumnae panhellenic involvement. These Panhellenics are volunteer organizations of sorority alumnae who focus on scholarships and assistance to their area colleges and universities.
Below are a variety of websites for further assistance. Please consider viewing them.
Have a wonderful recruitment experience.
Southern California Council of Alumnae Panhellenics
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION REFERENCES:
NY Times Article
Five Things You Shouldn't Do As A PNM
(Note: The following websites are also available. However, we do not endorse or imply any endorsement of them or their products or services. When you start researching, you will find many many sites and information. Remember, recruitment is about meeting people, being yourself and seeing how you and sorority life fit together. Purchasing services, classes or programs is not necessary or required.)
NPC Member Organizations
The (26) national sorority member organizations of the National Panhellenic Conference are listed below in order of their joining NPC. Chairmanship rotation within NPC is based upon the date of entrance into the Conference.