College Panhellenic Council (CPC)

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The Georgia College Panhellenic Council is the governing body that oversees eight dynamic chapters.  As a council our goal is to promote cooperation, collaboration, unity, and pride.  This goal allows our council to demonstrate our leadership, through community service, and educational awareness programs. Our council prides themselves on supporting all the women in our community.

Sororities at Georgia College: 

2021 Panhellenic Council  
President  Linley Brooks
VP Recruitment  Emma Kraby 
VP Recruitment Counselors Emma Yauger 
VP Administration  Wendy Cravey 
VP Finance  Julia Grace Fields 
VP Sorority Leadership Community  Abby Howell 

 

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*All photos taken prior to COVID-19 Pandemic

Awards & Recognitions

  • National Panhellenic Conference Excellence Award 2018
  • National Panhellenic Conference Excellence Award 2016
  • Georgia College's Woman of the Year - Taylor Ann Pruett 

"Taylor Ann is an aspiring leader. As VP New Member Experience for she has lead the new women of Alpha Gam and help mold them into great leaders in the future. She has also made an impact in the fraternity and sorority life through serving as a peer mentor for the SLC, she works well with the other sorority leaders and helps lead all sorority women living at the SLC. Taylor Ann is also taking the step in exemplifying leadership in the GC community through her recent acceptance into the GCSU Leadership Certificate Program.  Taylor Ann embodies what it means to be a woman of Alpha Gamma Delta. She cares a lot about her grades and always wants to learn, and although grades don't define a person I still think it means something to those who work hard for it and she does. She was faced with adversity when trying to come to Georgia College, she was asked to take part in the Bridge program, while there is nothing wrong with Bridge it was just so unexpected, so she stood strong and appealed the request and ever since she has been here at GCSU she has kept a 4.0 GPA. Taylor Ann also participates in many other organizations. She is a member of Love Your Melon, Nonprofit Leadership Student Association, Gamma Beta Phi honor society, and Psi Chi honor society. Awards that she has received include the Outstanding Freshman award for the Psychology majors, she has been on the President's list for 3 semesters thus far, and she received the award for having the most service hours out of all Alpha Gam members." - anonymous

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Welcome

WELCOME to Georgia College! On behalf of the Panhellenic community, we are so excited to have you! 

As I enter my senior year here at Georgia College, I have been given the opportunity to reflect on what has made my time here so special. My involvement in Greek life and membership in the Panhellenic community has gifted me with opportunities I never planned. I have had the ability to not only create incredible friendships with strong women, but I have learned from them how to be a leader in my own way. 

Our Panhellenic community is rooted in empowering those around us, serving others through our philanthropic ventures, and developing confidence.  Each of the eight organizations on this campus possess unique qualities.  You are guaranteed to find a close-knit sisterhood, with a strong dedication to service in all of them. The Panhellenic bond shared by members of each organization provides a refreshing assurance of our ability to count on each other for support, while also propelling each other to aim for success. 

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve as the 2019-2020 Panhellenic President. With all that this year has thrown at us, my position and responsibilities have changed, and I have learned how to adapt. Sometimes everything feels very hard and overwhelming, but then I remember how many strong leaders surround me and I am motivated to be strong like them. I hope to continue to instill a sense of empowerment, confidence, and inclusivity in Georgia College's Panhellenic community, and grow our impact on and off campus.  No matter where your path leads you, I hope you find your place in our Panhellenic community.

With Pan Love, 
Madison
2019-2020 Panhellenic President

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Philanthropy

Circle of Sisterhood

The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is a mechanism by which all sorority women can stand together across identity to make a difference in the lives of millions of girls and women around the world. Collectively, sorority women are one of the largest communities of college-educated women in the world while not even seven percent of the world’s population – men and women combined – has college degrees, and two thirds of all illiterate adults are women. Standing together as one community, we are creating sustainable change by removing barriers for girls and women to have an equal chance for rewarding lives and livelihoods through schooling, the learning of a trade, or even certifications or degrees.

Whether founded in the 1800s, 1900s or in the 2000s, sororities place a high priority on volunteering and community engagement. Together, sororities donate millions of domestic dollars every year to help eliminate life-shattering diseases, raise awareness for important health issues, as well as tackle local issues such as domestic-violence against women, illiteracy among youth, environmental stewardship, and aid to persons with disabilities and those aging. 

As the world is changing and boundaries are disintegrating, technology allows us to live in a global neighborhood. Today’s sorority women understand and appreciate others on a global scale, realizing they have the collective influence to make a difference for those experiencing marginalization and oppression both domestically and globally. As college educated women, we know the value of achieving an education, and we believe that every girl in the world deserves the opportunity to go to school.

Important Dates

*These are dates from 2020 Formal recruitment, 2021 dates are TBD

  • June 1st - Recruitment Registration OPENS
    Register Here!
  • July 12th - Recruitment Registration CLOSES
    • Registration will close at 11:59pm
  • August 2nd - Potential New Member (PNM) Move-In
  • August 2nd - Parent Orientation
  • August 3rd - Virtual Orientation
  • August 4th-9th - Recruitment
  • August 10th - Bid Day
  • August 12th–First Day of Classes
Recruitment Guide

*Click on the 2020 guide to learn more about CPC Recruitment.

This recruitment guide will provide you with more intentional information about what to expect and how to prepare for recruitment.

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Recruitment Schedule

*Recruitment 2020 schedule, 2021 Recruitment schedule TBD

  • August 2nd - PNM's Move-in to Residence Halls
  • August 3rd - PNM Virtual Orientation
  • August 4th - 5th - Virtual Open House Round
    • PNM’s will virtually visit all eight chapters and talk to sorority women of each chapter
  • August 6th - 7th - Virtual Philanthropy/Sisterhood Round
    • PNM’s will virtually visit with at most 5 chapters
  • August 8th - 9th – Preference Round
    • Following CDC guidelines, PNM’s will visit with chapter women 
  • August 10th - BID DAY
Recruitment Need-2-Know

The registration fee for 2020 was $300 if you lived on campus, and $200 if you lived off campus. The registration fee includes the early move in rate for the residence halls (for on campus students), breakfast and lunch for five days in the MAX, three t-shirts, recruitment technology, and program supplies.

*The 2021 registration fee is TBD. 

Sorority membership is a big commitment, it has the potential to positively impact your life for years to come.  We hope that you are serious about wanting to be a part of our Panhellenic community.  If you are, here are a few things you need to know:

  • Time Commitment- Like the best things in life, the more you put into your sorority experience, the more you will gain from it. Sorority life is a great place to learn time management as you will have the opportunity to participate in leadership roles, serve on committees, volunteer and, of course, make new friends. During your time as a new member, you will attend weekly new member education sessions. Some of the sorority chapters will also invite you to attend their weekly chapter meeting. Our sororities are also going to support your academic endeavors by offering study sessions and major-mentor groups. Georgia College and our Panhellenic Council require our Panhellenic sorority women to participate in a unique membership experience that houses second year sorority women in apartment style residences at The Village apartments. Women will be living alongside their sorority sisters, as they participate in a women's leadership development program.
     
  • Financial Obligation - The cost of membership is different for every group. Each organization sets their own budget that is voted on by chapter members. Some chapters’ budgets include all the year’s activities, some chapters’ budgets do not include all activities; instead, members pay only for the events and activities they attend. A range of the costs of common fees charged by sororities at Georgia College for the first year of membership averages between $1,000 - $1,750.
    • The 1styear is always the most expensive time.  Below is a list of potential fees.  Fees denoted with a (*) are considered one-time fees.
      • Inter/National Fees Sisterhood Events
      • Date/Social Events Philanthropy Events
      • Initiation Fee*
      • Badge Fee*
      • Parlor/Housing Corporation Fee Technology Fee
      • T-shirts
         
  • Sorority Living-Learning Community – Georgia College offers a unique living experience for Panhellenic sorority women.  Women who participate in formal recruitment, accepting a bid from one of our CPC sororities, participate in the Sorority Living-Learning Leadership Community.  Students move into the facility the beginning of their sophomore year, and participate in leadership development programs that focus on Women Empowerment.
Recruitment BID Day 2019 Video

The best part of recruitment is watching our women find their new sorority home.  BID Day Run-out is a long standing tradition at Georgia College.  Unfortunately, due to COVID_19, Bid Day will not be celebrated in the same capacity as in the past.  However, we promise to make BID Day for our 2020 recruitment class just as memorable as past BID Days.  Let's take a look back at all the fun that BID Day brings.... know that we will see our traditional Bid Day again, but unfortunately not for the 2020 Recruitment.

Watch Past Bid Day Video

Recruitment Recommendation Letter Submissions

A Recommendation Letter (also referred as a "rec" or "reference") are often submitted to chapters in support of a potential new member (PNM).  Please be advised that each sorority has a different policy on the submission of recommendation/reference information.

Recommendations can only be made by sorority alumna, and depending on the organization, a collegiate member of a chapter.  Each organization will have a different requirement for the submission of said reference/recommendation letters.

Continuous Open Bidding

The Georgia College Panhellenic Council holds a Formal Recruitment during the Fall semester before classes begin.
We also have an informal process called Continuous Open Bidding (COB), where Panhellenic Chapters can recruit more members, in order to reach campus total.
The COB process takes place after Primary Recruitment in the Fall and in the Spring after classes have begun and Panhellenic total has been reset. It’s important to note that not all Panhellenic chapters will participate in COB, only those looking to maximize membership to reach total. 

COB is a great process for women who may have decided to withdraw themselves during the Formal Recruitment process, missed the recruitment registration date, or want to see if a sorority is for them. 

 

When does Continuous Open Bidding take place? 

  • Fall semester: COB can begin immediately after bids are distributed in the Primary Recruitment process, and can take place up until midterms. 
  • Spring semester: COB can begin once Panhellenic campus total is reset (the first week of classes), and can take place up until midterms. This number will determine which chapters are able to participate in COB for that semester. 

 

How does Continuous Open Bidding work? 

  • The COB process is very informal, and it is up to each chapter to determine how they want to conduct this process. Women can expect small group gatherings, fun outings, and personal meetings with women in the chapter. The goal of these events is for you to get to know the members in the chapter.
     

What are my options if I receive a bid from a chapter?

  • If you are offered a bid from a sorority, you have the option to decline the bid, or accept the bid. If you choose to decline the bid, you are eligible to continue the Continuous Open Bidding Process. If you choose to accept the bid, you have 24 hours to complete the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement, and you have then completed the COB process. After this, you are not eligible for recruitment for one full year.
     

Women eligible for COB: 

  • Fully enrolled as students at Georgia College 
  • Anyone who has not previously been initiated into a sorority
  • Anyone who has NOT signed the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) within the last year. 
    • If have signed MRABA, potential member must not have received and or accepted a bid
       

If you are interested in the COB process, we encourage you to complete an interest form. This form simply lets us know that you are interested, and we can share this information with our Panhellenic chapters. You are not obligated to attend any events, or even participate by completing this form.