Welcome to the UCLA Panhellenic Council Website! We hope that it can be a valuable resource for you to learn more about the amazing Panhellenic community at the University of California, Los Angeles.
My name is Helene Cook and I am serving as the 2014 Panhellenic Council President. I work with a fantastic Panhellenic Executive Council of 13 women, along with 14 chapter delegates. We help to plan events such as community service projects, new member educational forums, and scholarship achievement ceremonies. We also collaborate with organizations such as Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA), the other five UCLA Greek councils, on-campus organizations, and the university.
As president, I would like to invite you to become a part of UCLA's largest, most active and diverse women's organization on campus. With a combined membership of over 2,000 women, Panhellenic definitely has something to offer every woman here at UCLA. Our organization attracts women of all religious, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, and this diverse group of individuals is bound together by one common goal: to provide every woman a supportive, safe, and educational environment.
Each and every member takes an active role in the community and campus life, whether it is student government, community service, cheerleading, athletics, internships, or writing for the school newspaper. Wherever you go, you are sure to find sorority women involved. Whether you're interested in getting into an organization, or starting a new one of your own, you'll find sisters there to help.
UCLA is a top-ranked university with rigorous academic requirements, and Panhellenic reflects the high level of achievement sorority members strive for. The all-sorority GPA currently and consistently surpasses the all-women's and all-campus GPA. Our continuing commitment for excellence is maintained and encouraged by various programs and scholarships sponsored by each sorority. Many sorority members are also actively involved in the national Greek honor societies: Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha, and Rho Lambda.
Panhellenic sponsors many programs that address issues that not only effect Greek women, but the entire UCLA campus and surrounding communities as well. Sorority events educate members in areas such as AIDS, breast cancer, homophobia, racism, hate crimes, nutrition and risk management; including alcohol abuse and self-defense. Each chapter organizes an event that serves to benefit their national philanthropy of their choice. The philanthropic organizations that benefits from Panhellenic activities include: the Los Angeles Blind Children's Center, the Ronald McDonald House, Cardiac Aid, Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, the Pediatric AIDS foundation, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and more.
Joining the Greek community here at UCLA has really been the best decision I have ever made. It has been an outlet of laughter, tears, and more importantly, friendships that have withstood the test of time. Majors and faces will change, but the Greek community will continue to open doors and prepare you for life after graduation. I encourage you to take a look at Greek Life and discover for yourself the opportunities it has to offer every individual.
Please enjoy our website, and do not hesitate to contact a Panhellenic Officer if you have any questions.
Thank you, and Go Bruins!
President, UCLA Panhellenic Council