Making a mistake has consequences today that didn’t exist before the days of email. Today, the online crowd can be merciless. Remember this in your summer convention moments and celebrations. Talk about the importance of your personal and sorority brand. Remember that young women have miles to go and mentors they need to make the better choices in their lives. Then, act accordingly
The Parade for Women’s Suffrage in 1913 laid the groundwork for passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution – giving each of us today the right to vote in a process that so many now take for granted or simply ignore.
Heart disease is the number one killer for women in the United States – a stark fact and that could lead one to avoid checking on heart health. While there are risk factors you cannot change, such as family history, there are many you can control.
If you have not read our recently published 2011-2012 annual report, we can also share that 427 College Panhellenics reported donating 639,021 hours to community service efforts and raising more than $2.8 million for various philanthropies.
In many ways, we find mentors that last a lifetime. Someone we can call in a pinch for a bit of emotional support during trying times or to assist with a long-range strategic plan for a business or charity.
… we simply need a reminder to all women that what you do – as a sorority woman and in the name of sorority women – affects us widely.
The last week of September is set aside each year to remind us that hazing is “everyone’s problem, everyone’s responsibility.” There are vast online resources for both students, parents and families to set the record straight on behavior that is not acceptable – and you can also report college hazing incidents anonymously to the Anti-Hazing Hotline at 1-888-668-4293, which translated to 1-888-NOT-HAZE.
You will know when you’re with a sorority if it “feels right” Don’t drop a sorority because you don’t have a friend in it or someone else going through recruitment suggests that you should. This is a lifetime decision and no one should make it but you.
We also like to share in our successes so sorority sisters can emulate a work and personal ethic that takes us all to the next level. What inspires one woman can inspire many women.
The National Panhellenic Conference is often consulted about negative images women face in their lives. It seems extraordinary that in 2012 we are still confronted with real challenges for women – such as lower pay than our male counterparts and a dearth of women leaders in Congress.
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