The Panhellenic Council of Presbyterian College earned five prestigious national awards at the National Panhellenic Conference this year.
The Panhellenic Innovation Awards are granted to college Panhellenics who demonstrate outstanding and unique contributions to an individual award category. Of the seven categories, PC was honored for its work in five – community impact, judicial procedure, leadership, recruitment, and programming.
Nearly 400 schools nationwide applied for awards in each category. PC was one of only 67 schools to be honored overall at the 2021 national conference.
PC was one of 26 schools to win a community impact award. Highlighted successes for the College’s PCH include:
- Multicultural Student Union partnership – “Talk About It: Sorority Stigmas”
- Bone Marrow Registry Drive honoring Panhellenic sisters battling cancer
- Supply drive for Laurens County Humane Society
- Student Government Association partnership – Women’s History Month event
- The Finals Formal
- The Fraternity and Sorority New Member Mixer
The PHC at PC was one of 25 winners in the judicial procedure category. Highlighted successes there include:
- Consistent implementation of “informal discussion” procedures to solve community tensions
- Weekly health and wellbeing trainings
- Strong training and utilization of the Panhellenic Judicial Board
In the leadership category, PC was one of only 16 winners named. Highlighted successes include:
- Leadership development opportunities for all members, including the Greek Leadership Academy, Phired Up Consultations, and NPC’s Be Bold program
- Well-utilized vice president and committee structure
- Empowerment of chapter Panhellenic delegates to create a strong system of internal communication among chapters
- Thorough annual bylaw review
PC’s Panhellenic Council was one of 23 recruitment award winners. Highlighted successes were:
- Completion of NPC’s recruitment styles analysis and data-driven decision to overhaul current recruitment practices to make fall primary recruitment more equitable and accessible for all students
- Recruitment counselor training program
- Recruitment rules written from community feedback collected in roundtable discussions
PC earned one of 19 awards for programming. Highlighted successes were:
- Academics – The Student Success Series, Professor of the Month
- Career and Personal Development – Career Services presentation on graduate school
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – “Talk About It” with MSU
- Leadership – Greek Leadership Academy, Phired Up Growth Summit
- Service and Citizenship – Humane Society supply drive, Bone Marrow Registry drive
- Women’s-Only Experience – Be Bold, recruitment counselor training
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one of the largest advocacy and support organizations for women and has recognized the outstanding work of college Panhellinics for more than 50 years.
“Despite the hardships presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, these College Panhellenic Associations continued their focus on high achievement and community support,” said Linda Henderson, College Panhellenics Committee chair. “Now is the time to reflect and acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by our College Panhellenics to their sorority community, campus and the community at-large. We are pleased to recognize these 67 College Panhellenics for excellence and innovation this year.”