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
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
Founded: April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas
Values: Friendship, personal integrity, service to others, academic excellence and intellectual pursuits, community and campus involvement and personal and career development.
Delta Delta Delta
Founded: Nov. 27, 1888, at Boston University
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Values: Truth, self-sacrifice and friendship
Founded: Dec. 25, 1873, at the Lewis School
Philanthropy: Service for Sight
Values: Friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, social responsibility, character
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
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
Pi Beta Phi
Founded: April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College
Values: Integrity, lifelong commitment, honor and respect, personal and intellectual growth, philanthropic service to others and sincere friendship
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.