Pi Beta Phi held a chicken wing eating contest in their chapter room in order to raise money for the Pi Beta Phi Foundation.
The foundation splits all the money raised by Pi Phi into two funds: The Literacy Fund and the Friendship Fund. The Literacy Fund supports literacy advocacy projects across America and Canada. The Friendship Fund provides scholarships for current and alumni members of Pi Beta Phi.
There were about 200 people at the event and they raised $10,555 in total. Congrats!
The ladies of Chi Omega hosted a week long philanthropy event that consisted of numerous activities each night. Events such as a move event, a jewelry and athletic wear trunk show, and a live concert at a coffee shop brought in around 500 attendees and raised roughly $10,000!
Wish Week supports Make a Wish - Alabama, an organization that uses the funds donated to grant wishes to critically ill children in the state. These wishes include meeting famous people, traveling to vacation sites, receiving requested gifts, or role-playing for a day as a character of choice. Chi Omega loves supporting these wishes and seeing the impact it has on the children and their family's lives!
Part of the Auburn Panhellenic Code of Ethics reads "As members of the Panhellenic Council, we stand for academic excellence, social responsibility, leadership, and service to our college campus and community."
While events such as Recruitment, Greek Sing, and Miss Panhellenic are certainly fun and entertaining, we cannot forget the social responsibility and service aspect of Panhellenic.
In 2018, we gave a total of $54,329 to our local community. Greek Sing raised $37,000 and Panhellenic was ¼ of a sponsor for Habitat for Humanity’s 66th home! $17,329 was donated to the following charities:
Boys & Girls Club: A national organization of local chapters which provide after school programs for young people.
Campus Food Pantry: The goal of this campus organization is to provide non perishable food items to aid Auburn students struggling with food insecurity.
Big House Foundation: Big House Programs provide much needed support and valuable resources for local foster and adoptive families.
Haddie’s Home: The mission of Haddie's Home is to provide a Christ-centered home environment of trust and hope where girls in crisis have an opportunity to see God fulfill His purpose for their lives.
Footprints Ministry: "Walking in God's grace and sharing His love with families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit."
Panhellenic Cabinet and REB applications are LIVE! Any Panhellenic member is eligible to apply and I strongly encourage you to do so.
All Panhellenic Cabinet members, which includes the Recruitment Executive Board, must be available to serve in the spring and fall terms of the calendar year for which they are appointed. Some positions are required to serve in the summer as well.
Panhellenic Council meetings are every other Tuesday at 5:00 pm. Panhellenic Cabinet will meet as a small group at 5:00 pm on the Tuesdays that Panhellenic Council does not meet as a whole. Each cabinet member is allowed one unexcused absence annually. Cabinet members who have more than one unexcused absence will be subject to dismissal. All members of cabinet are expected to perform the duties outlined in their specific position as well as helping other cabinet members with their duties. Each week, all cabinet members are expected to perform one hour of office work in the Greek Life office.
With around 20 Cabinet positions and 8 REB positions, there is a good fit for everyone. Click here for descriptions of each position!
Positions on Cabinet and REB are great ways to serve the Greek community while also positively representing your sorority. Personally, serving on Cabinet this past year has given me a better understanding and appreciation for all the projects and initiatives that Panhellenic and all of Greek Life host throughout the year. I have made friends in other sororities, as well as in IFC and NPHC. Additionally, I am proud to say that I devoted part of my time here at Auburn to making a positive impact on Panhellenic and Greek Life as a whole.
Applications close Friday, November 2nd at noon so don't wait... click here to apply and don't forget to sign up for an interview time as well! Contact Administrative Vice President Lauren Spiwak if you have any questions.
The 2018 Director of Scholarship is MB Smith!
Majors: English Literature and Economics with minors in Spanish and Philosophy
An interesting fact about her is that MB lived in South Korea at age 3! Outside of Panhellenic, she is the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for SGA, VP of Membership for Cardinal Key, a writing consultant at Miller Writing Center, and a member of ODK. Lastly, one item on MB's Auburn bucket list is to participate in the Ring Ceremony!
For more information about Panhellenic scholarships, click here. Applications open in December!
Welcome to our blog! Here Panhellenic will highlight the activities of all 18 of our sisterhoods.