Auburn University Panhellenic receives highest national award

Published: August 07, 2017
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Auburn University Panhellenic has received its first National Panhellenic Conference, or NPC, College Panhellenic Excellence Award, the highest award that a college Panhellenic can win from the conference.

The award recognizes Auburn Panhellenic as women who demonstrate success in the areas of academics, recruitment, Panhellenic operations and administration, communication with the NPC area advisor, judicial procedures, Panhellenic programming and Panhellenic community impact and relations. Auburn University Panhellenic is the governing body which coordinates Auburn’s 18 National Panhellenic Conference sororities.

"This recognition is a testament to the work our Panhellenic leaders have done to move our community in the right direction," said Jill Martin, Auburn’s director of Greek Life.

Auburn Panhellenic students prepared and submitted a packet of information detailing their accomplishments and activities over the past academic year. Highlights in this year’s submission included collaboration on events like Greek Sing and Panhellenic convocation, along with academic achievement and member retention.

A plaque of recognition will be presented to representatives from Auburn Panhellenic during the Celebrating Panhellenic Excellence luncheon at the NPC annual meeting in Denver on Oct. 28.

"With over 4,000 women and an average GPA of 3.32, our sorority members are engaged on campus and committed to philanthropic works," said Martin. "Our Panhellenic leaders have challenged and encouraged the community toward success and I am proud of their accomplishments."

Out of more than 600 Panhellenics, 20 campus Panhellenics received this honor. The University of Alabama at Birmingham and William and Mary, both of whom have Auburn alumnae advisors, were also awarded top honors.

Panhellenic graduate assistant Lindsay Ollis says she sees the work Auburn University Panhellenic leaders do and is happy it is paying off.

"Our Panhellenic members continue to excel in areas such as academics, recruitment, community engagement and more," Ollis said. "I couldn't be more proud of our Panhellenic women for being recognized."

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 29,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn's commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. Auburn's mission to educate, discover and collaborate drives its expanding impact on the world.