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Health & Safety

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) has identified health & safety as one of six advocacy building blocks. The goal of NPC’s health & safety advocacy efforts is to positively influence the physical and mental health behaviors of individual women, College Panhellenics and campuses, as well as to ensure the living and learning conditions of chapter facilities contribute to young women’s overall well-being and safety.

Below are NPC initiatives and partnerships that support our health & safety advocacy efforts to create safer campus climates for sorority women.


Anti-Hazing Coalition

The Anti-Hazing Coalition (AHC) is a collaboration of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and parents whose children were tragically killed by acts of hazing. The AHC is working to eradicate hazing through aggressive student educational outreach, new state-level efforts to strengthen criminal and civil penalties for hazing and federal advocacy to use transparency to make lasting cultural change in student organizations and on university campuses. Every student has the right to learn and thrive in a safe and healthy campus environment. For more information, visit the Anti-Hazing Coalition website.

Hazing Prevention Network

Hazing Prevention Network (formerly HazingPrevention.Org™) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization empowering people to prevent hazing. The organization educates, advocates on behalf of and engages the community in hazing prevention. NPC is a third-level supporter of Hazing Prevention Network’s mission to empower people to prevent hazing. For more information, please visit

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention

NPC Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Initiatives

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) encourages efforts to promote sexual violence prevention awareness on college campuses. We hope College Panhellenic Associations and sorority women will lead and participate in initiatives to end sexual violence on campus. For more information, visit the NPC Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention initiatives page.

Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (CoHEASAP)

Founded in 1983 as the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues, the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention (CoHEASAP) is an umbrella organization dedicated to promoting education, prevention, research, networking and national initiatives to help eliminate substance abuse and the problems it causes on college and university campuses.

CoHEASAP develops and promotes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, as well as a number of campus programming efforts around creating healthy lifestyles and preventing substance abuse.

As a member of CoHEASAP, National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) representatives participate in task force meetings and help share CoHEASAP program information with NPC constituents. For more information, visit the CoHEASAP website.