Joining Sorority and Fraternity Life will expand your circle of friendships. You will have the opportunity to meet new and brilliant women within your chapter and expand beyond other chapters as well. Not only will this give you the opportunity to make life-long friendships, but this will also expose you to networking opportunities. Being a part of a sorority does not necessarily mean that these friendships or networking opportunities will end during your collegiate years. These bonds will extend even after you become an alumnae.
In addition to striving for academic achievement, Panhellenic sororities encourage members to take on an active role in their chapters through a variety of leadership opportunities. Leadership development is a unique part of sorority life that provides essential experiences for growth as a professional woman. Being a member of the Panhellenic community is a privilege that provides many opportunities for leadership within individual chapters, on campus and in the UCI community. As seen in the photo to the left, this is the bond that a chapter's executive board was able to form.
The Panhellenic Association sponsors numerous events throughout the year to ensure that scholarship is always a top priority. We support and recognize women for their ability to excel in academics through educational seminars, workshops, and scholarships. Furthermore, we work with honor societies to provide resources and to recognize Panhellenic Members for their outstanding ability to participate in extracurricular activities on campus and in the community. With the constant support of sisters and a strong value of scholarship, the Panhellenic Association helps women not only envision goals, but to achieve them successfully.
As a Panhellenic community, we strive to work together to create a cohesive, philanthropic community. Each sorority has its own national philanthropy and participates on both a local and national level through volunteering, projects, and fundraising. Collectively, we have contributed thousands of hours and raised thousands of dollars to benefit over 9 different causes. In addition to these efforts, the UC Irvine Sorority and Fraternity community come together as a whole to raise money by holding weeklong activities that foster a competitive nature that helps each chapter raise money for their respective cause.