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National Panhellenic Conference Recognizes Collegiate Associations

By July 28, 2017Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS — The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one of the largest advocacy organizations for
women, is proud to announce that 42 College Panhellenic Associations are being recognized with awards for
excellence and achievement in their work to advance the sorority experience.

NPC has recognized student-managed College Panhellenic Associations with awards for more than 50 years
and has used the excellence and achievement structure since 2013. With organizations located at more than
670 U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, only the top scoring groups receive this honor.

College Panhellenic Associations, which are cooperatives comprised of all NPC member sororities on a campus,
are scored on seven criteria of value to all college campuses. The 20 Excellence Award recipients met all seven
criteria and the 22 Achievement Award recipients met five or six criteria.

The seven areas of criteria are:
• Recruitment
• Panhellenic structure
• Communication with NPC area advisor
• Judicial procedures
• Panhellenic programming
• Academics
• Panhellenic community impact and relations

“NPC is proud of all our College Panhellenics receiving recognition and I congratulate them all on their
successes,” said Frances Mitchelson, Panhellenics chairman. “Since the Excellence and Achievement Awards for
College Panhellenics were created, we have increased the number of College Panhellenic Associations
receiving recognition to 42 campuses this year. 20 campuses received the Excellence Award and an all-time
high 22 campuses received the Achievement Award. These College Panhellenics have excelled in all areas of
Panhellenic operations and met the core competencies of reporting and communication.”

The 2016-17 award winners are:

College Panhellenic Excellence Awards (20):
• Auburn University
• College of Charleston
• East Carolina University
• Indiana State University
• Iowa State University
• Loyola University – New Orleans
• Montana State University
• Texas Christian University
• The College of William & Mary
• The University of Akron
• The University of Alabama – Birmingham
• The University of Arizona 
• The University of Georgia
• The University of Arkansas
• University of California, Los Angeles
• University of Delaware
• University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
• University of Kentucky
• University of South Florida
• Worcester Polytechnic Institute

College Panhellenic Achievement Awards (22):
• Ball State University
• Butler University
• California State University – Sacramento
• Carroll University
• Clemson University
• DePauw University
• Emporia State University
• Florida Atlantic University
• Hanover College
• Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
• Kent State University
• Middle Tennessee State University
• Oklahoma State University
• Pittsburg State University
• Southern Methodist University
• The University of Alabama
• The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
• The University of Texas at San Antonio
• University of Florida
• University of North Texas
• University of South Carolina
• Western Kentucky University


About the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
NPC, one of the largest organizations advocating for women, is the umbrella group for 26 national and international
sororities. NPC sororities are located on more than 670 campuses with 380,565 undergraduate members in 3,234 chapters.
Alumnae are represented in 3,889 associations throughout the world. For more information, including a complete list of
NPC sororities, visit or find NPC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


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