The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) at the University of West Florida is currently comprised of four National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) member sororities and one multi-cultural sorority, Delta Phi Lambda Asian-Interest Sorority as an Associate member. The College Panhellenic Council is excited to welcome our fifth NPC member sorority at the University of West Florida this fall.
As a council, the women of the Panhellenic Council strive to promote leadership, diversity, scholastic achievement and service through relationships within and beyond the Panhellenic community. We do this by facilitating educational and philanthropic events, student involvement opportunities, and community-wide service activities.
The Panhellenic Council is governed by an Executive Board comprised of 6 members from the NPC sororities in the council. These members were chosen by vote from the four NPC member sororities (based on voting eligibility).
President: Frances Adams
Executive Vice President: Logan Schultz
VP of Administration: Haley Creech
VP of Communications: Lucy Ambriz
VP of Recruitment: Vacant
VP of Membership: Meg Morrison
At the University of West Florida we have four chapters that are members of the National Panhellenic Conference. These chapters include Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Phi Sigma Sigma. Please click on the link below to view more information about each chapter.
At the University of West Florida we have one sorority that is an associate member of our Panhellenic Council. Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is an Asian-Interest Sorority. Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. advocates Asian awareness and empowers women leaders through its values-based programs and everlasting sisterhood. Although an Asian-Interest Sorority they are not Asian exclusive. Delta Phi Lambda does have their own recruitment process called Membership Intake that is much like our NPHC organizations. To find out more information about Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. or if you are interested in being a part of their organization click on the link below.
The University of West Florida College Panhellenic Council welcomes the newest Panhellenic sorority to campus this Fall. Kappa Delta will host their own 3 day recruitment after the completion of Fall Fromal Panhellenic Recruitment on September 27-29. For more information on Kappa Delta, you can check out their website below or contact the Fraternity & Sorority Life Staff.
Women interested in Kappa Delta should email Helena.Kooi@kappadelta.org.
Register for Panhellenic Recruitment
The 4 National Panhellenic Conference member sororities currently at UWF: Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Chi Omega, or Phi Sigma Sigma host a formal recruitment in the fall semester after Labor Day. In some years Spring Informal Recruitment is an option for Potential New Members.
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment takes place every fall semester in a week known as Formal Recruitment. This year’s Formal Recruitment will take place Wednesday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15. Through the formal recruitment process you will be able to meet women from each Panhellenic sorority on UWF’s campus. To go through Formal Recruitment you must register online before Friday, September 6th and pay a $40 registration fee. Please remember to attend one of the Formal Recruitment information sessions to get more detailed information.
To join Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Chi Omega, or Phi Sigma Sigma you can register for Fall Formal Recruitment starting at the end of the Spring semester by clicking the link above. If you have questions about any Panhellenic sorority you must contact the Panhellenic Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, the individual chapters will not be able to answer your questions therefore it is best to contact the Panhellenic Staff or Fraternity and Sorority Life Office.
Wednesday, September 11th, 8:30 pm at the Commons Auditorium
This is the first night of Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment. You will meet your Recruitment Counselors and the women who will be in your group. You will also learn about what the following nights will be like and the rules that the Panhellenic Council has for Recruitment. Attire is casual, come as you are!
Thursday, September 12th, 2:30 pm at the Commons Great Hall
This will be your first glimpse into Panhellenic Sorority life at UWF. Argo Spirit Night will be your first opportunity to meet all four Panhellenic sororities. You will be going to each Sorority’s event for a simple “meet and greet”. This round is short and high energy, so relax and enjoy meeting new friends.
Friday, September 13th, 1:00 pm at the Commons Great Hall
Philanthropy Night will allow you to see how each Panhellenic sorority you visit raises money and the importance of giving back to the community. Each chapter you visit will present a video or slideshow to inform you about their individual philanthropy. This round will be more hands on and give you a chance to learn more about each sorority you visit and their values.
Saturday, September 14th, 1:00 pm at the Commons Great Hall
Skit Night is the round that portrays the fun side of each chapter and shows their unique personalities. Each sorority you visit will present a skit that expresses their ideals, involvement, and achievements.
Sunday, September 15th, 8:00 am at the Commons Great Hall
This is the last round of the formal recruitment process. Preferential Tea shows the more serious side of each chapter’s sisterhood. Listen carefully to the songs and words you hear. The sisters are trying to show you what it means to be a part of their sisterhood.
Sunday, September 15th, 4:00 pm at the Commons Great Hall
It’s finally here! This is the day that invitations to join a Panhellenic sorority are distributed. Once bids are received, you will join your new sorority and enjoy the day with your new sisters.
Although not every woman will be offered an invitation for membership and some women choose not to complete the formal recruitment process, it is the hope of the FSL staff that each woman who goes through Formal Recruitment will be placed with a chapter. The end of Formal Recruitment culminates in the offering of Formal Bids. On “Bid Day”, those receiving invitations will find out what sorority they have been matched with. Both you and the sorority women will have a say in where you end up.
During Panhellenic Formal Recruitment PNMs are put into groups. These groups are led by two Recruitment Counselors also known as Beta Chis. These women are the PNMs guides and counselors for the week. These women disassociate from their organizations to in order to fully assist the PNMs in the recruitment process. The PNM will be better able to make her preferences based on what she personally wants if she is not swayed by the organization of her Beta Chi, whom she becomes close with. Additionally, by disassociating the Beta Chis are promising to be there for the best interest of the PNM and the Panhellenic Community.
Please see this year’s Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Booklet for more detailed information.