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5 Myths About Sorority Recruitment

May 24 is two days away. It will mark the 115th anniversary of the founding of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Representatives from seven organizations – Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa … Continue reading

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The Flowers of the National Panhellenic Conference Organizations

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the umbrella organization for women’s fraternities and sororities, was founded on May 24, 1902. Eleven of the first twelve NPC meetings took place in Chicago. The 1911 NPC meeting was held in Evanston on the Northwestern University campus.  … Continue reading

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Happy 114th @NPCWomen! “We Trust Nothing Will Prevent Your Being Present”

On May 17, 1902, Alpha Phi National President Margaret Mason Whitney sent postcards to the women who were scheduled to attend the first meeting on May 24, 1902. Inter-sorority Conference, Chicago On May 24 (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. (sharp) the … Continue reading

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Sorority Bashing Video Goes Viral – Who’da Thunk It?

Last week, a former sorority member, a public relations major in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, released a video. In it she bashed the entire women’s fraternity/sorority system for an “overwhelming lack of compassion for other … Continue reading

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Changing of the NPC Guard and More

October is the month for celebrating Founders’ Days in National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) land. More than a quarter of the NPC organizations celebrate Founders’ Day in October. The NPC groups that celebrate Founders’ Day this month are Alpha Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chi Omega, Zeta … Continue reading

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A White Rose for Kappa Delta’s Founding Day as NPC Friends Gather in Dallas

Kappa Delta was founded on October 23, 1897 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Its founders are Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Sara Turner White, Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick., and Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, the granddaughter of … Continue reading

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A Weeks’s Worth of GLO News

Here are some of the articles I’ve read over the past week: The inaugural Phillip A. Cox Volunteer Institute honors Sigma Phi Epsilon’s immediate past Grand President. Cox served from 2013-15 while at the same time battling cancer. The institute was funded during the 2015 Conclave … Continue reading

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The First Meeting of the National Panhellenic Conference

The National Panhellenic Conference, the umbrella organization for 26 women’s fraternities/sororities, officially met for the first time on May 24, 1902. It was at Alpha Phi’s invitation that the first meeting took place. A week prior to the meeting, Margaret Mason … Continue reading

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A Sondheim Letter, Leadership Academies, and Gamma Alpha Omega

I’m a day late for wishing Gamma Alpha Omega a Happy 22nd Birthday.  I will offer my sincere congratulations nonetheless. The sorority was founded at Arizona State University. The sorority is a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).  It … Continue reading

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The State by State Tour of Graves, Founding Sites, and HQs for NPC GLOs

In the process of compiling large amounts of information, there is a moment when I question my sanity. The point comes somewhere in the midst of spending too much time in research having too little to show for it, with … Continue reading

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