About Us

What is Panhellenic?

Mission: The mission of the Pennsylvania State University Panhellenic Council is to provide leadership, sisterhood, scholarship, and service to the Penn State Greek community as well as the community at large in order to aid in the personal growth of Nittany Lion women.

Who we are: The Penn State Panhellenic Council is the governing body for Penn State’s 21 inter/national sorority chapters. With such a large Greek system at Penn State, the Panhellenic Council (sometimes abbreviated “PHC” or “Panhellenic”) unifies and oversees the chapters and serves as their collective link to the campus and surrounding communities.

The Panhellenic Council works throughout the year to organize events of common interest to the more than 4,000 women that belong to our chapters. Last semester, the Panhellenic Council organized a hazing awareness program, an advisor appreciation dinner, and a family carnival for the State College community, to name a few events. The Panhellenic Council also organizes Formal Recruitment in the spring, where potential new members are able to meet our chapters and learn more about joining.

Penn State has one of the largest sorority systems in the country, with 18 National Panhellenic Conference chapters and 3 associate chapters.

Fraternity and sorority organizations at The Pennsylvania State University, identified in this document, are considered private, independentself-governing, and social entities that freely associate and determine their own membership.  The four governing councils at Penn State, i.e., the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Association (PA), the Multicultural Greek-letter Council (MGC), and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) are responsible for establishing policies and procedures under which their member organizations are expected to follow.