What is a Sorority?
- Sororities are a self-sustaining friendship organizations composed of female students in colleges and universities. They are value based and were built upon a series of shared group values such as leadership, philanthropy, academics, service, and ethics.
- Members have high esteem and seek high scholarship, promote cultural interests, participate in campus activities, experience group interaction, provide service to others, cultivate friendships and continually strive to improve themselves.
- Each group fulfills its own purpose and serves the needs of its individual members by developing effective programs in scholarship, campus and community service and self-improvement.
- Sororities offer a life-long support system that provides a multitude of networking opportunities that will extend throughout and far beyond your college years.
- Membership in these Sororities is a privilege, and all members are expected to exemplify the finest personal qualities.
The Five Pillars of Greek Life
Each Sorority has their own set of individual standards and principles, but as a Panhellenic community there are five values we believe in and strive to fulfill -- the Five Pillars of Greek Life. As a Panhellenic community, we hold several events every year that fall into one of these five pillars.
Scholarship is an significant aspect of the Panhellenic community at NKU. Chapters provide academic resources, study sessions, scholarship awards, and other incentives to help motivate members to achieve academically. National research has also shown that fraternity and sorority members are more likely to graduate than non-Greeks.
Joining a sorority means becoming part of a family. Panhellenic sisters provide a "home away from home" for NKU students that offers support and guidance.
Chapters and members create lifelong friendships and memories at many social events such as sisterhoods, retreats, mixers, date parties and formals. These opportunities allow chapter members to establish relationships, enhance their skills in communication and instill self-confidence.
Service is a fundamental component of the Panhellenic Community. Each Sorority has their own philanthropy project that they support by giving both time and donations throughout the year. Greek organizations support a variety of other different philanthropic projects within Kentucky.
The Panhellenic community provides opportunities for both leadership and development. Each year members of the Greek community are sent to various regional and national leadership conferences. Numerous leadership opportunities are available through the chapters and the Panhellenic council.