During the week of March 22-March 26, Auburn Panhellenic had the honor of hosting their first ever Women's Empowerment Week.
The week was focused on all of the women in the Auburn community. We highlighted female-owned businesses such as Ross House Coffee Shop and took steps to empower women on Auburn's campus by distributing cookies and roses on the Haley Concourse.
The week was also spent highlighting different female-focused clubs and organizations on campus.
On Tuesday, Ross House offered 15% off your purchase if you showed a graphic posted by the Auburn Panhellenic social media accounts. On Wednesday, members of the Panhellenic Cabinet distributed cookies and roses on the Haley Concourse. Finally, on Thursday, members of Panhellenic highlighted different female-focused clubs and organizations in Auburn by posting an informational blog post and promoting the organizations on various Auburn Panhellenic social media channels.
As Women's History Month comes to a close, Auburn Panhellenic was proud to spend one of the last weeks of the month empowering and celebrating all of the women on Auburn's campus and beyond.
Every year, the Auburn University Panhellenic Council plans and facilitates Greek Sing: a choreographed dance competition among eighteen Panhellenic sororities. The event draws many participants, spectators, and sponsors not only because of the talent of the dancers, but also because of the heart and meaning behind the event.
Members from each chapter volunteer throughout the course of the Greek Sing season for “Habitat Days.” These days are set aside for students to go to work on homesites with the amazing leadership of the Habitat team. This is an impactful time of service that benefits not only families in our local communities, but members of the Greek community as well.
What are Greek Sing Habitat Days?
Habitat Days are opportunities for Panhellenic women from each chapter to serve Habitat for Humanity, the beneficiary of all funds raised by Greek Sing each year, in a hands-on service-oriented environment.
What is the purpose of Greek Sing Habitat Days?
The purpose of Habitat Days is not only to allow Panhellenic women to physically help build homes for Habitat homeowners and see what Greek Sing truly is all about, but to also encourage new bonds to be built among women from different chapters who would likely not have met had if it had not been for the service day.
What is accomplished during Greek Sing Habitat Days?
During Habitat Days, Auburn Panhellenic volunteers work alongside experienced Habitat for Humanity leaders on any work that needs to be completed. Some of the projects we help with are attaching siding to homes, building fences, painting beadboard, organizing the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and assisting with anything else the team needs!
When and where do Greek Sing Habitat Days occur?
The Greek Sing Habitat Days occur on a few different Saturdays throughout the spring semester. We work on Habitat home sites around the Auburn-Opelika area and at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Auburn.
We can hardly believe the last month of the semester is already upon us! In a year with great uncertainty, we’re proud to have made it through the semester thus far at Auburn with our sisters by our side. As the last month of the semester slowly arrives, here are Panhellenic’s top 5 ways to spend it!
1. Enjoy the sunshine at the Auburn Campus Recreation Pool
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The Auburn Campus Recreation Pool has opened and is ready to be enjoyed! With a rock-climbing wall overhanging the pool, plenty of lounge chairs and lifeguards on-site, there’s hardly a better spot to enjoy the sunshine than right here on campus! Visit the campus recreation website for more information on hours of operation and events!
2. Spend time at the Davis Arboretum
The Davis Arboretum is one of Auburn University’s best-kept secrets. At 13.5-acres, the botanic garden is one of the oldest and largest in the SEC. It serves as a plant museum and an outdoor classroom for both students at Auburn and elsewhere, demonstrating Alabama’s native plants and habitats. Free to the public and open sun-up to sun-down 365 days a year, the Arboretum is the perfect place to enjoy a Spring day!
3. Have a picnic lunch on Samford Lawn
There’s nothing quite like having a picnic lunch with your closest friends on Samford Lawn. If you visit Samford Lawn during the daytime, you’re sure to find people hammocking, studying, throwing the football or spending time chatting with friends. You’ll be in good company if you bring a picnic blanket along with you and set up shop for a nice little snack. If you’re running low on time, skip packing your own meal
4. Visit Kiesel Park for a walk with friends
On a nice spring day, Kiesel Park is the place to be! Known for its off-leash dog walking trail, Kiesel Park is the perfect place to go on a walk with your friends (furry or human!) to enjoy the weather and get a little bit of exercise. Kiesel Park is Auburn's largest park, with a pavilion, a garden, a pond and a walking trail with a distance of 2 1/4 miles. Open sun-up to sun-down, Kiesel Park is lovely any time of the day!
5. Finish your classes strong!
As the semester comes to a close, one of the most important things to do in your last month of school is to finish the semester strong. Regardless of your major or year, finishing the semester strong will prepare you for your future both in college and your career. Don’t forget to study hard and seek help when you need to! Go the extra mile and finish the race, because at the end of the day, it will be so worth it!
Alpha Xi Delta
My name is Cat Powers and I am a Global Studies major with a Hunger Studies Minor and International Minor in Human Sciences. I am actively involved in many organizations across campus, including Younglife, Honors College, Universities Fighting World Hunger, Sigma Iota Rho, and Alpha Xi Delta. After graduation, I plan to attend law school with a concentration in human rights. My favorite thing to do at Auburn is spend time outside with my friends!
Women in Business
“Women in Business is a student led organization on campus open to any Harbert College of Business majors or minors. Our vision is to offer a supportive environment that promotes the advancement of workplace equality, fosters valuable professional growth and encourages a diverse student and alumnae network. We hold monthly meetings that can include internal networking events, workshops, external networking, keynote speakers, and panels.Auburn University’s Women in Business seeks to create a strong community of students, faculty, and staff that join together to promote leadership and professional connections. Our development initiatives focus on providing our members with the tools and skills needed to become successful business leaders who will influence the diversity and inclusion efforts of their future employers.We will be accepting members again this fall, and Panhellenic business students can find us on AU involve under "Auburn Women in Business".
Women in Technology
“Women in Technology aims to help women prepare for working in business-based technical fields through networking, engaging with professionals in a variety of fields, and promoting education through meetings and workshops.Our organization is part of Harbert College of Business, and we work with other AIS clubs to help students pursuing information systems and business analytics.This being said, Women in Technology is open to anyone and everyone who is looking to prepare themselves for the working world! The events we hold can benefit just about everyone, and we want to encourage as many women as possible to get involved. Auburn women can get involved through AU Involve. “You can find more resources on theirInstagram account,(@auburnwit).
Society of Women Engineers
“Our organization aims to encourage women to continue in their pursuit of a STEM career by giving them networking opportunities with employers, companies, and other female engineers. We host meetings and Lunch & Learns about once a week that involve either a speaker or a company. To join, go to our AUinvolve page!”
Association of Women in Mathematics
AWM is a professional organization dedicated to encouraging women to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women in STEM fields. Our goals as an organization at Auburn are to create a network of students to help each other as they continue their education or progress in their career, to celebrate the accomplishments of the female students, faculty, and staff, to learn by attending conferences and inviting speakers, and to promote women in STEM both on and off campus. As a benefit of being a member of the student chapter, you receive free membership into the professional organization.
“We are always open to new members and let the members make the organization what they want it to be. We have a buddy program that pairs undergraduate students with graduate students to help with classes, give advice, and just to hang out. We also volunteer for outreach events such as the Alabama Science Olympiad and AMP'd (Auburn Mathematical Puzzle Challenge). We attend conferences such as the annual Joint Math Meetings, Troy Mathfest and the AMS Sectional Meetings. Before COVID-19, we had social events such as going bowling or to an escape room. Those interested in joining can come to our monthly meeting April 8th at 6pm. The zoom link is below: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/82448130158