A letter from our President
Welcome to the Panhellenic Association!
At the University of Maryland, the Panhellenic Association (PHA) is one of four Greek councils. PHA has 16 unique nationally recognized sorority chapters on campus. Governed by the National Panhellenic Council (NPC), PHA strives to promote and exhibit values such as philanthropy, service, community engagement, leadership, and academic excellence.
I am incredibly proud to be representing this organization, as it has provided me with invaluable friendships, space for personal and professional development, leadership opportunities, and a connection to the larger Maryland Greek community and University as a whole.
With that being said, I must acknowledge that the Panhellenic Association at UMD, and the National organization that we are part of, has historically excluded people of color, people of low socioeconomic status, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We are by no means where we need to be in terms of expanding inclusion and accessibility in our community, and me and my executive council are prioritizing this area throughout our term. Greek life should be a space for anyone who wishes to experience the love and support that so many people have gained through their chapters. Without this love and support, my college experience would have looked very different, so it is crucial to me that every decision I make is done so with an equity-focused lens. My goal is to expand our community to those who currently face barriers to entry.
I hope you find or have already found a home in our Panhellenic Association. If you are currently considering if joining the Panhellenic community is right for you, I urge you to take time to look at our resources, ranging from information on our chapters, to financial transparency information, to campus partners, and so much more.
If you would like to speak with me about absolutely anything, Panhellenic-related or otherwise, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to having you connect with our community!
Piper Jackson, University of Maryland Panhellenic Association President