UCLA's Junior Panhellenic Council is comprised of two representatives from each chapter in the Panhellenic Council. Each respective chapter has its own unique process of selecting the two members, typically through an application process issued by its executive board. Advised by the Executive Vice President and the VP Education of the Panhellenic Executive Board, JPC provides these emerging leaders with the opportunity to get involved in the Panhellenic community early on in their sorority experience through meetings and projects that provide valuable leadership experience. Membership in JPC can serve as a stepping-stone to becoming an executive officer of the Panhellenic Executive Board or to earning a position on the leadership team of the delegates’ own chapters. Being a part of Junior Panhellenic also provides young members with the opportunity to meet and create genuine friendships with sorority women in other chapters as they work to increase Panhellenic unity among the entire sorority community. JPC is a one-year commitment that runs each calendar year.
In 2016 thus far, we have had weekly meetings focusing on education, scholarship, wellness, unity, and service. The delegates have shadowed Panhellenic Executive Board members, helped with the annual Clothesline Project philanthropy supporting sexual assault awareness, and planned their first-ever event for all New Members of the 2015-2016 year. Called “Panhel Pampers,” the delegates planned and executed a fun night of relaxation and bonding for every New Member, and they plan on planning one large event every quarter.
These meetings and projects give an opportunity for the JPC Delegates to develop their leadership skills and voice their opinions about Panhellenic events. This new perspective gives the Panhellenic Executive Board great insight on how we can better the Panhellenic community. I am looking forward to continuing our efforts in the fall and highly encourage the fall new member classes to apply for the 2017 year!
Panhellenic's Executive Vice President, 2016