Senior Ceremony for Collegiate Seniors
Sorority Life does not end after graduation. You have plenty of opportunities to be involved! If you are interested in being inducted into the San Bernardino Alumnae Panhellenic, please complete the form below. Read on to find out more information about NPC and browse our website to learn more about our group.
The National Panhellenic Conference is an organization composed of 26 women’s Greek-letter fraternities (national and international in scope) established to assist collegiate and alumnae chapters and to foster interfraternal relationships.
The conference gradually evolved from a meeting organized by Kappa Kappa Gamma in Boston in 1891. Eight groups met in Chicago in 1902 where they realized the need for uniform practices and standards and hence, NPC was “born”. Since those early days, the conference has had several name changes and 18 additional women’s fraternities have met the requirements for membership.
Each member group is equally represented by a delegation of 4 women. The conference formulates policies on matters of mutual interest and concern, studies the ever-changing educational outlooks and contributes to interfraternal understanding and friendship.
One of the greatest services of NPC is to provide Area Advisors for the College and Alumnae Panhellenics. The Alumnae Panhellenic groups have developed through the years as purposeful organizations of dedicated, capable alumnae. Membership is open to any alumnae of the 26 NPC member groups.
Our purpose is to:
Inform women of current trends,
Promote the Fraternity system,
Improve the Panhellenic image and
Stimulate continuing interest in Panhellenic affairs.
NPC helps women to continue to Grow – Give – Lead and Succeed.
The National Panhellenic Conference exists to promote the values of and to serve as an advocate for its member groups in collaboration with those members, campuses and communities.
The shield is a protective influence for our entire membership.
A lamp denotes leadership, scholarship and enlightenment.
The laurel wreath signifies victory, or achievement of ideals.
While the sword piercing the wreath indicates willingness to fight for ideals, symbolizing, too, penalty of obligation; also bravery, achievement and discipline.
The mantling surrounding the shield is the protecting cloak that education gives us, and a protective influence of organization.
Thus, there in the mantle is inscribed the name of the National Panhellenic Conference.