The object of the Panhellenic Council shall be to develop and maintain fraternity life and inter-fraternity relations at a high level of accomplishment and in doing so to consider the goals and ideals of member groups as continually applicable to campus and personal life, promote superior scholarship as a basic intellectual achievement, cooperate with member fraternities and the university administration in concern for maintenance of high social and moral standards, act in accordance with the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Unanimous Agreements and policies, and act in accordance with all rules established by its member fraternities. View our full list of Panhellenic chapters for more information.
Council President: Haley Foster | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-7:00 p.m. or by appointment
VP of Communication: Arianna Schmenk-Langhals | email@example.com
Office Hours: Tuesday 6:00-7:00 or by appointment
VP of Public and Alumni Relations:
Gabby Hiller | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-11:00 or by appointment
VP of Finance: Bridget Schuster | email@example.com
Office Hours: Thursday 11:30-1:00 or by appointment
VP of Judicial Affairs: Katie Trimper | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00-2:00 or by appointment
VP of New Member Education: Natalie Perfette | email@example.com
Office Hours: Thursday 2:30-4:00 or by appointment
VP of Philanthropy and Community Service: Mady Chew | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:00or by appointment
VP of Programming: Grace Ortiz | email@example.com
Office Hours: Monday 11:30-1:00 or by appointment
VP of Recruitment and Retention:
Courtney Carpenter | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-2:00 or by appointment
AVP of Recruitment and Retention: Ashleigh Shepard | email@example.com
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00 or by appointment
VP of Risk Management and Reduction: Taylor Schmac | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday 3:30-5:00 or by appointment
VP of Scholarship: Erykah Scruggs | email@example.com
Office Hours: Monday 6:00-7:00 or by appointment
Advisor: Will Cangialosi | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent State University Sorority and Fraternity Life prides itself on various values including scholarship, sisterhood/brotherhood, philanthropy, service, and friendship. We as a community work together to create both an exciting and rewarding experience for all members. Kent State has eight sororities on campus, each with a unique purpose that helps to foster the values outlined above. These chapters are listed below.
Events assigned to the Panhellenic Council will appear below.
Kent State Fraternity and Sorority Life present Songfest 2018:
Songfest is a fraternity and sorority philanthropy event that raises money for the philanthropy Kent State has partnered with that year. The 2018 partner is Akron Children’s Reach Out and Read. The goal is to create awareness and also raise money for the philanthropy. The actual event itself consists of teams performing a skit that is centered around the theme of Reach Out and Read. Each team will have a specific theme based upon the major theme of books. The team must incorporate both its theme and facts about the philanthropy.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
6pm in the Kent State Student Center - Ballroom
Follow us on Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/Kent_Songfest
Ticket sales available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songfest-tickets-51148418296
Alpha Phi: Alpha Phi Foundation benefiting women's heart health
Alpha Xi Delta: Autism Speaks
Chi Omega: The Make-A-Wish Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Relay for Life
Delta Gamma: Service for Sight
Delta Zeta: The Delta Zeta Foundation supporting the hearing and speech impaired, Starkey Hearing Foundation and The Painted Turtle Camp
Phi Mu: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) and The Phi Mu Foundation
Sigma Delta Tau: Prevent Child Abuse America and The Sigma Delta Tau Foundation
Sigma Sigma Sigma: "Sigma Serves Children" through the Robbie Page Memorial (RPM) supporting children's play therapy and March of Dimes
Each chapter on Kent's campus has its own unique values, principles, motto and creed that it lives by. It is important to go into the recruitment process with an open mind and positively outlook to discover the best for you.
At Kent State, we encourage ALL undergraduate students to attend out recruitment events and consider registering for formal recruitment.
No, the only pre-recruitment event you are required to attend is the PNM orientation night, which will give you all of the information you'll need prior to the start of Formal Recruitment week. However, we encourage you to attend the pre-recruitment events to learn more about each chapter and connect with sorority women in our community.
Our community greatly values and emphasizes scholarships and academics. Each sorority encourages academic success and provides support to its members through academic study tables and sisterhoods. We encourage you to ask other sorority women how they balance their time, but most sorority women are able to manage sorority responsibilities, academics, work and other extra-curricular activities.
Attending pre-recruitment events and talking to as many sorority women as possible is the best way to learn more about each individual chapter. You can also learn more about each individual chapter by visiting their national websites or right here on the FSL website!
Your assigned Sorority Recruitment Counselors (SRCs) will be in contact with you to help you through the process and answer any questions.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 12 -3 pm | Student Green
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 5 - 8 pm | Rizman Plaza
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 6 - 8 pm | KSC 306ABC
Thursday, September 6th, 2018 | 6 - 8 pm | KSC 306ABC
Friday, September 7th, 2018 | 12 - 5 pm | Rizman Plaza
We highly encourage each Potential New Member to attend as much of sorority recruitment as possible so that they may fully experience the diversity of our Panhellenic community and make an informed decision about which sorority they feel most at home in. However, we understand scheduling conflicts do occur. As a community priding itself on academic responsibility and integrity, we encourage Potential New Members with perceived schedule conflicts to complete the form below so that we can try to adjust schedules accordingly. Please note that not all requests may be met due to our own scheduling constraints, but we will try our best to make proper accommodations!
If you have further questions or concerns please feel free to contact your assigned Sorority Recruitment Counselor (SRC)! These individuals receive special training to assist you during the recruitment process and are knowledgable on all common questions and concerns that may arise throughout the recruitment process. Your SRC(s) will contact you via email when you have been assigned to a group.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 1 - 4pm | KIVA
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 6 - 9pm | KIVA
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 6 - 9pm | KIVA
It is mandatory to attend at least one session in order to go through the Formal Recruitment process.
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
PNM Arrival Time: 10 a.m.
Round Start Time: 11 a.m.
Friday, September 21, 2018
PNM Arrival Time: 2 p.m.
Round Start Time: 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
PNM Arrival Time: 11 a.m.
Round Start Time: 12 p.m.
Sunday September 23, 2018
PNM Arrival Time: 9 a.m.
Formal Recruitment is a mutual selection based process over a six-day period. During recruitment you will have the opportunity to meet women from each chapter, learn about their traditions, financial responsibilities and philanthropic efforts. You will be guided through the process by Sorority Recruitment Counselors who are women that temporarily disaffiliate from their chapters to assist you throughout the recruitment process.
Each chapter has different semester dues and financial responsibilities, which you will learn more about during the Formal Recruitment process. Also, each chapter offers personal payment plans that assist you in managing the financial obligations of sorority life.
Each sorority has a no tolerance policy against hazing. Hazing is against Panhellenic Bylaws, university policy and state law.
Kent State's sorority community fosters positivity, success and relationship building between all chapters on campus. We as a community work together to create a caring, understanding, respectful and enriching environment for all Kent State students and value friendship, service, scholarship, philanthropy and community among all sorority women.
Visit our Pinterest page for a guide on what to wear during each round of Formal Recruitment!
Please remember these are guidelines and not requirements by any means! Be unique and true to yourself and your personal style! Being true to yourself is the best way for you to find your home away from home!
Your SRC will be a role model in the Panhellenic community and act as a mentor throughout the formal recruitment process. SRCs are considered impartial representatives of the College Panhellenic Association who understand and implement the purposes and goals of the College Panhellenic Association in recruitment.