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.
Registration for spring recruitment is now open and the link can be found below.
Sororities at Durham
Founded: October 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: 1888 at Boston University
Philanthropy: St. Jude children’s research hospital
Values: Truth, self-sacrifice, friendship
Founded: December 25, 1873, at the Lewis School, Oxford Mississippi
Philanthropy: Service for Sight
Values: Friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, social responsibility, character
Gamma Phi Beta
Founded: November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University
Philanthropy: Building Strong Girls through a partnership with Girls on the Run.
Values: Love, labor, learning and loyalty
Kappa Alpha Theta
Founded: January 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: October 13, 1870, at Monmouth College
Philanthropy: Reading is Fundamental
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 be hosting recruitment from Feb. 17-20, 2022. Recruitment is open to all unaffiliated Duke women, including first-year students. Registration for recruitment is now open. Registration closes on Feb. 16 at 11:55 p.m. Eastern.
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.