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

Alpha Phi

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

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: 1888 at Boston University

Philanthropy:  St. Jude children’s research hospital

Values: Truth, self-sacrifice, friendship

Instagram: @trideltadurham

Delta Gamma

Founded: December 25, 1873, at the Lewis School, Oxford Mississippi

Philanthropy: Service for Sight

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

Instagram: @deltagammadurham

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

Instagram: @durhamgammaphi

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

Instagram: @Durhamtheta

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

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 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.

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