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Adding an NPC Sorority Chapter (Extension)

Adding a chapter of a National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) member organization to a college or university campus is an exciting process. The process of adding a sorority chapter is called “extension.”

The College Panhellenic, the college/university, NPC member organizations, interest groups and local sororities play important roles in ensuring a successful extension occurs. Specific action steps and policies must be followed to adhere to the NPC Unanimous Agreements and protect all parties involved with extension.

The NPC Panhellenic Extension Committee serves as a clearinghouse for colleges and universities, College Panhellenics and individual sororities in the area of extension. The Extension Committee chair is available to advise and assist.

FOR CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS: If you are a campus administrator (e.g., vice president of student affairs or dean of students) looking to establish a sorority community, the NPC Extension Committee must have a letter from you granting permission for an NPC sorority chapter to be established. Contact the NPC office for assistance.

FOR COLLEGE PANHELLENICS: If you are a College Panhellenic considering extension, please review NPC’s extension-related resources. You also may wish to contact your NPC College Panhellenic area advisor.

FOR INDIVIDUALS, LOCAL SORORITIES OR INTEREST GROUPS: If you are an individual, local sorority or other group interested in bringing a chapter of an NPC sorority to your campus, please review the Local Sorority or Interest Group Information Form. It provides an overview of the process for extension for most campus situations. You may return the completed form to the NPC Extension Committee chair by emailing

The Local Sorority or Interest Group Steps document also provides additional definitions and details about the extension process.

For further questions about extension, please contact the NPC office at or 317-872-3185. 

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