The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of (inter)National sororities which came into existence at UCLA in 1923. PHC is established to further intellectual achievement and scholarship, promote intersorority relations, and to foster education and awareness of members. The UCLA Panhellenic council is comprised of 14 sororities that are housed adjacent to campus on Hilgard Avenue.
What Is A Sorority?
A SORORITY is a group of young women who develop life-long friendships. These friendships go beyond wearing the same Greek letters, attending meetings, and going to social events; it has a much deeper meaning. Each woman is respected for her individuality and the unique talents she contributes to the group. Sisterhood develops through the growth of that individual, supported by her sorority sisters.
A SORORITY is having women guide you during your college years. During your time as a new member, you will get to know many women: in your new member class, in your sorority, and in other sororities. All of these women are there to help you during your life in the sorority. You will also develop a very close friendship with one special sorority woman - your big sister. Your big sister is someone on whom you can always depend to solve a problem or give advice.
WHILE receiving your college education, you will discover new talents and strengthen others through sorority life. You will experience excitement, laughs, hard times, and fun, and all of these experiences will occur with your closest friends - your sorority sisters. Your sorority experience will be summed up in one word - SISTERHOOD!
The Panhellenic Creed
We, the Undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.
We, the Fraternity Women of America, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutural respect and helpfulness, is the tenent by which we strive to live.