Fraternity & Sorority Life

Panhellenic Association

The Panhellenic Association, established at Michigan in the first decade of the 20th century, is the organization that strives to unite National Panhellenic Conference sororities and work for their common goals. Each sorority elects a delegate to serve on the Panhellenic Council that meets weekly during the school year, sharing information, discussing issues of concern and interest, and voting on policies and procedures. Ten women are elected to serve on the Executive Board, and a staff advisor works closely with them.

Panhellenic Continuous Open Bidding - Fall 2018

The primary recruitment period for Michigan’s Panhellenic Association is during the fall of each academic year, but Continuous Open Bidding (COB) during the fall and winter semester serves as an opportunity for young women to join participating National Panhellenic Conference sororities.  COB is an informal process in which eligible chapters are permitted to host events to recruit. Only eligible chapters may participate in COB so the number of chapters is subject to change each year. If a chapter is not participating in COB, they are not permitted to hold events or issue bids during this time.

Panhellenic Peer Educator Program

In the fall of 2015, Alyssa Gorenberg and Eileen Enright launched the Panhellenic Peer Educator Program. This program aimed to educate women on sexual violence and create a support system within the community. Each chapter has between one and four peer educators, and they serve as allies to the women in their chapter. Every peer educator was trained in the fall semester, then led workshops for new members in the winter semester.

Junior Panhellenic

The Junior Panhellenic is an educational and service program sponsored by and modeled on the greater College Panhellenic. It is composed of two representatives of each recognized Panhel chapter on campus, who are new members and newly initiated members. Junior Panhel encourages the special responsiblities and good campus citizenship that all sorority membership entails while fostering intersorority relationships.