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     Panhellenic Council

    The campus Panhellenic Council (PHC) is the governing body for the two women’s sororities. PHC consists of six officers and two chapter delegates. Both chapters rotate officer positions annually and elect or appoint their own chapter delegates. Chapter delegates attend bi-weekly meetings to discuss issues important to the entire community. The campus Panhellenic Council seeks to provide quality educational programs, service opportunities, and social events for member chapters. 


    Welcome to the Panhellenic Council page at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse! The National Panhellenic Conference is an organization composed of 26 national Greek-letter women's sororities. Here at UW-La Crosse we have two Greek-letter women's sororities, Alpha Phi and Alpha Xi Delta. All sorority women value friendship, leadership, service, knowledge, integrity and community. Together both Alpha Phi and Alpha Xi Delta work together to advance the experience for all sorority women. We share these values with every Panhellenic woman across the country. These values connect every sorority woman no matter her fraternity; we can all share these values and try our best to live them in our everyday lives.

    Part of being in a sorority here at UWL means being open to endless opportunities that come your way. The relationships created during my time so far as a Panhellenic women have had a tremendous impact on me. I have met so many determined genuine and understanding women with strong values. As Panhellenic women, we are committed to relationships built on trust through transparency, accountability and mutual respect. Being surrounded by so many great women is a blessing, it pushes me to do better than my best and it could do the same for you.


    Abigail Gnewikow

    Panhellenic Council President 2015

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    Panhellenic Council Officers 2015
    Position Name E-mail Chapter
    President Abigail Gnewikow 
    Vice President of Recruitment Rachel Weigand   
    Director of Marketing Cassie Tritt
    Director of Communication and Finance Bre Vey Alpha Phi
    Director of Scholarship Paige Hayward Alpha Xi Delta
    Director of Activities & Philanthropy Shelby Hanewold Alpha Phi

    The Panhellenic Creed
    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.

    UW-La Crosse Panhellenic Council Bylaws

    Panhellenic Council MyOrgs

    National Panhellenic Council (NPC)


    Sorority Life

    Thank you for your interest in sorority life at UWL. Sorority membership offers fun, friendship, personal growth, professional networking, service opportunities, and, above all, a great connection to the rest of campus! Joining a sorority is connecting to a community of strong, independent women who strive to achieve their best by advancing the sorority experience together.

    Formal Recruitment

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    Sorority formal recruitment is hosted by the Panhellenic Council in the fall and is a great way to meet women from both of the national chapters on campus. Formal recruitment is an excellent way to begin building your network of friends  and to explore all that sorority life has to office at UWL. Formal recruitment includes pre-recruitment events and recruitment rounds. Pre-recruitment events are opportunities to speak with current members and get any questions answered about sorority life. Recruitment rounds allow you time to spend with each chapter to help you find your best fit! 

    For more information about the sorority recruitment, please check out the Fall 2015 Recruitment Schedule. If you are interested in participating in sorority recruitment, please fill out the Sorority Interest Form. Please contact us with any questions at



    Continuous Recruitment

    Both sororities engage in continuous recruitment throughout the rest of the academic year. This style of recruitment is designed to meet the needs of potential new members by providing more of a one on one experience. Continuous recruitment includes individual and small group meetings with members from the chapters, informal events, and informational sessions.

     Potential New Member’s Bill of Rights

    Potential New Member's Bill of Rights

    • The right to be treated as an individual
    • The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process
    • The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answer from recruitment counselors and members
    • The right to be treated with respect
    • The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized
    • The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers
    • The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors
    • The right to inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors
    • The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others
    • The right to be fully informed about NPC Unanimous Agreements implicit in the membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) signing process
    • The right to make one's own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision
    • The right to have a positive, safe, and enriching recruitment and new member experience
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