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Welcome from Panhellenic President, Elizabeth Timmons
Panhellenic is composed of eleven national sororities and over 1,800 Clemson women. We are led by advisors and housed within the division of Student Affairs here at Clemson. We are proud of our history (beginning in the 1970’s), our commitment to academics and service, and our strong student presence in campus-wide organizations and leadership positions.
On this website you will find information about all eleven chapters, our executive council, recruitment, and a calendar of upcoming events. We hope you enjoy learning more about our Panhellenic system and our larger fraternity and sorority community.
"People ask why I am in a sorority and I try to explain the things a sorority is that they cannot see. A sorority is more than letters on a sweatshirt, I say. More than traditional songs, a gold pin, rituals, and obligation, or a way of life. A sorority is learning about people. A sorority is giving without expecting a return. A sorority is earning respect from others, as well as for yourself."
What is the Panhellenic Council?
The word Panhellenic means “all Greek.” The Clemson University Panhellenic Council is the governing body of all National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organizations on campus and coordinates numerous activities, including recruitment. The Council is made up of six executive board members as well as each chapter president and two delegates from every chapter on campus. Clemson has eleven organizations representing about 1800 women. You will see members of the Panhellenic Executive Council during recruitment. Feel free to ask them for assistance.
We, as Undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.
We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.
Panhellenic encourages academic success. Greek women consistently have a higher grade point average than non-Greek women. For example, after the Fall 2011 semester, non-Greek women averaged a 3.22 GPA whereas women involved in Greek Life averaged a 3.40 GPA. For academic support, chapters provide structured study halls, scholarships, study partner programs, test files, educational programs, and awards to challenge their members to attain their full academic potential.
The leadership skills and knowledge you gain through your sorority experience will prove to be invaluable throughout your college career. Numerous leadership positions are available within sororities. Sorority members also hold many leadership positions in other campus organizations. These organizations include: Student Government, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Resident Hall Association, as well as a variety of professional and honorary organizations. These leadership opportunities enhance your character and your career development.
Service involvement is also an important part of sorority life. Sororities spend time working together on philanthropy projects and community activities. Each sorority supports at least one national philanthropic organization, such as the National Prevention of Child Abuse, National Easter Seals, Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and others.