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University of Maryland

Panhellenic Association




Who We Are

Greek Life was founded at the University of Maryland in 1912 and now has 4 councils: The Panhellenic Association, the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council.   University of Maryland Panhellenic Association is the governing body for the 16 National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus.  Each sorority elects a delegate to represent their chapter during the school year, sharing information, discussing issues of concern and interest, and voting on policies and procedures. Ten women are elected to serve on the Executive Board, and a staff advisor from the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life works closely with them.

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I want

a place to feel like home

Each year, around 1,000 girls find a place to call home in our community on campus. Similar to you, they were once searching for a place where they could make lasting memories, confide in others, experience new things, and grow in themselves. By joining our community you too can find a place to feel at home.


Interested in Joining?

We couldn't be happier for you to join our growing community. Our council is more than just a part of Greek life. We offer a home for thousands of girls across campus and are eager to welcome you in!

Learn More from Our Members

"As someone who never expected to join a sorority and decided to sign up for recruitment 3 days before the deadline, I can confidently say that being in a community surrounded by such amazing and supportive people has completely changed my college experience."

Rachel Chen

Opportunities to Lead, Learn, & Grow

Our community encourages the growth of each of our members, fostering strength in academics and creating opportunities for career development. By being involved in the Panhellenic Community, young women can create crucial connections and skills that lead to success in many aspects of life. 



College is a prime time to develop the skills you'll need to thrive in your future career. Our sorority offers a supportive environment where you can step up and become a leader. We have numerous opportunities, from chapter executive positions to involvement in the Panhellenic council, that allow you to gain real-world experience in areas like communication, organization, and more. These leadership roles not only look impressive on a resume, but they also equip you with transferable skills that will be valuable assets in any professional setting.



The Panhellenic community fosters a culture of academic success that goes beyond individual effort. Through collaborative learning such as group study sessions, scholarship support that recognizes and rewards academic achievement within our chapters, and building a support network our members are given various ​support systems for academic excellence.

These combined efforts contribute to our members consistently maintaining a higher average GPA compared to the overall female student body on campus.



Joining our sorority unlocks a world of personal and professional development. You'll gain valuable skills like communication, leadership, and organization through chapter involvement. Supportive sisters will boost your confidence as you step outside your comfort zone and explore new possibilities. Our network extends beyond college, connecting you with alumnae who can offer guidance and job opportunities. Additionally, our philanthropic efforts allow you to discover passions and make a positive impact.

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