What is College Panhellenic Academy?

College Panhellenic Academy- The College Panhellenic Academy is actually a program of the National Panhellenic Conference developed for equipping College Panhellenic advisors and officers with current Panhellenic knowledge and to help ensure College Panhellenic organizations’ success across North America. The following video is a bit dated (2015) but offers a good impression of College Panhellenic Academy:

This Academy is a one and a half day-long conference that provides opportunities for hands-on training and discussions with NPC staff and representatives which allows attendees to sharpen their commitment to and knowledge of NPC values and guidelines and in turn, build up their sorority chapters and communities.

Something of Value-“Something of Value”, an NPC initiative, is set up with and supported by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Foundation. This initiative is an approach based on values to education in risk-management for collegians.

This program lasts one full day and is set up and chared by one of NPC’s traveling teams in combination with an NPC-affiliated attorney. The program comes with a mock trial and includes discussions on bystander behavior and values and as we know, sorority sisters are friends forever. Participants will be identifying risky behavior such as substance abuse, abusive relationships, academic dishonesty, financial mismanagement, eating disorders, harassment, hazing, or personal safety issues and concerns as well as more issues related to their specific campus environment. Click here for Tips on Recruitment Conversations. 

Achievement Award-Women in Higher Education

The WHEA (Women in Higher Education Achievement) Award of the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation Inc. was established to recognize outstanding women who make significant differences in higher education by discovering and applying their entrepreneurial strengths and their ways of leadership and positive support of the fraternity/sorority experience.

A recipient’s contributions may be achieved in the field of administration, faculty, or staff at a community college, university, or college, or community college. Contributions may also be achieved through professional education organizations or government entities that promote higher education. She may provide leadership for a humanitarian effort, be an author or a researcher or engage in activities like Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters did in the “Reading Is Fundamental” program.

Nominations for the 2019 WHEA are being accepted now through July 15, 2019. Download the application form at the organization’s and submit a worthy candidate today. Check out also this post about two campus studies on Panhellenic Recruitment.

Past Women in Higher Education Achievement Award Recipients are, among others:

  • Dr. A. (Audrey) Jaeger (Delta Delta Delta), Higher Education Associate Professor and Co-Exec. Director of the Nat’l Initiative for Leadership & Institutional Effectiveness at the NC State Department of Leadership, Policy, and Adult & Higher Education
  • Dr. Nancy Lusk Zimpher (Kappa Alpha Theta), Chancellor of the State University of New York
  • Dr. Karen A. Holbrook (Gamma Phi Beta), President, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Marsha Guenzler-Stevens (Alpha Omicron Pi), Director of Activities and Associate Director of the Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Dr. Joy Garrison Cauffman (Kappa Delta), Professor Emerita, University of Southern California
  • Dr. Deborah Floyd (Gamma Phi Beta), President Emerita, Prestonsburg Community College, Kentucky