About the Durham Panhellenic Association

The Durham Panhellenic Association is an independent College Panhellenic Association, founded on Dec. 1, 2021 (view the news release of this announcement here). As an independent College Panhellenic Association, it is fully operational and recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and the inter/national member organizations of the Durham Panhellenic’s member sorority chapters.

Though the Durham Panhellenic is independent of Duke University, it is still held to the same expectations and requirements of all other College Panhellenics. Moreover, NPC and its member organizations ensure the collegiate chapters continue to uphold requirements and are supplied with resources needed for success.

Ultimately, the Durham Panhellenic aims to provide transformational experiences to collegiate sorority members who are Duke students and advance initiatives that impact the larger campus culture.

Information about spring 2023 Panhellenic recruitment can be found below.


Sororities at Durham

Alpha Phi

Founded: Oct. 10, 1872, at Syracuse University

Philanthropy: The Alpha Phi Foundation with a focus on improving women’s heart health.

Values: Sisterhood, scholarship, service, leadership, loyalty and character development

Instagram: @durhamalphaphi

Chi Omega

Founded: April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas

Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish

Values: Friendship, personal integrity, service to others, academic excellence and intellectual pursuits, community and campus involvement and personal and career development.

Instagram: @durhamchiomega

Delta Delta Delta

Founded: Nov. 27, 1888, at Boston University

Philanthropy:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Values: Truth, self-sacrifice and friendship

Instagram: @trideltadurham

Delta Gamma

Founded: Dec. 25, 1873, at the Lewis School

Philanthropy: Service for Sight

Values: Friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, social responsibility, character

Instagram: @deltagammadurham

Kappa Alpha Theta

Founded: Jan. 27, 1870, at DePauw University

Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA)

Values: Scholarship, service, leadership, personal excellence and friendship/sisterhood

Instagram: @Durhamtheta

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Founded: Oct. 13, 1870, at Monmouth College

Philanthropy: Mental health and well-being

Values: Truth, creating connections, respecting and embracing differences, leading with optimism, building and applying knowledge and rising to the occasion together

Instagram: @durhamkkg

Pi Beta Phi

Founded: April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College

Philanthropy: Read>Lead>Achieve

Values: Integrity, lifelong commitment, honor and respect, personal and intellectual growth, philanthropic service to others and sincere friendship

Instagram: @PiPhiDurham


Durham Recruitment

The Durham Panhellenic will host primary recruitment from Jan 19 – 22, 2023. Information for the 2023 recruitment will be posted here as soon as it is available.


Why Join a Sorority?

Sorority women learn vital life skills that can be a launch pad for personal and career success. The modern sorority experience offers a community of women that value personal development, sisterhood, volunteer and service opportunities. Joining a sorority can provide you with all of these benefits and more.

Joining a sorority at Durham offers women the opportunity to be part of a larger community of women who support one another and advocate for the causes they believe in.

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