Panhellenic Council Records
Contains records of the Panhellenic Council, governing body for sororities at University of Denver.
- 1930 - 2000
- University of Denver. Panhellenic Council (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
Panhellenic Council began at the University of Denver in 1917 after the previous greek organization governing body Greek Council split into IFC and Panhellenic. The first five member sororities were Pi Beta Phi, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta and Sigma Kappa. As of 2022, the DU Panhellenic Council consists of seven member sororities: Alpha Delta Chi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta and Gamma Phi Beta.
Panhellenic Councils generally exist on any college campus with two or more sororities. At DU, the mission statement of Panhellenic Council states their commitment to "excellence, personal growth, philanthropy, and supporting our community."
As on 2022, the National Panhellenic Conference is an umbrella organization for 26 international member women's sororites. The NPC was established in 1902 to assist collegiate and alumni chapters with university relationships and to foster interfraternal cooperation. The NPC enacts no legislation and only provides recommendations and advice to member sororities.
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Scope and Contents
Includes constitutions, meeeting minutes, correspondence, delegate handbooks, recruitment (rho chi) handbooks, election information, organizational documents, rush guidelines, schedules and evaluations for various years, panhellenic scholarship information and folders on Junior Panhellenic (representing pledge classes) and Professional Panhellenic Council (representing professional sororities Phi Gamma Nu and Phi Chi Theta for students in business/commerce school).
Multiple series arranged in one box. As more materials are accrued, will expand to multiple boxes.
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