Panhellenic Association

Members from each of the five sororities stand together on Gilman Quad.

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) provides support and guidance for 26 inter/national sororities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than four million women at 655 college/university campuses and 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, NPC-affiliated collegians and alumnae donate more than $5 million to worthy causes, provide $2.8 million in scholarships to women, and volunteer 500,000 hours in their communities.*

The local governing council, called the Panhellenic Association (PHA), is composed of delegates and an executive board made up of women from NPC member organizations. Currently, there are five inter/national social sororities on campus.


National WebsiteOrganization Letters (Founding Year)Local Chapter Designation (Charter Year)Local Chapter WebsitePhilanthropy
Alpha PhiΑΦ(1872)Zeta Omicron (1982)Zeta OmicronThe Alpha Phi Foundation
Kappa Alpha ThetaΚΑΘ(1870)Zeta Chi (1997); Reinstalled (2014)Zeta ChiCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Kappa Kappa GammaΚΚΓ(1870)Eta Epsilon (1999)Eta EpsilonReading is Fundemental
Phi MuΦΜ(1852)Gamma Tau (1982)Gamma TauChildren's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH)
Pi Beta PhiΠΒΦ(1867)Maryland Gamma(2010)Maryland GammaRead>Lead>Achieve

Council Officers

PresidentCurran McSwigganKappa Kappa Gamma
Vice PresidentSydney GertzogPi Beta Phi
Vice President of AdministrationDemy AlfonsoKappa Alpha Theta
Vice President of FinanceSharmila TambyAlpha Phi
Vice President of RecruitmentBarbara MerrymanPhi Mu
Assistant Vice President of RecruitmentJoan GoldingKappa Kappa Gamma
Vice President of ProgrammingBridgette BolshemKappa Alpha Theta
Vice President of MarketingMeghan McDermottPhi Mu
DelegateMegan MargraffKappa Kappa Gamma
DelegateAbby AnnearKappa Alpha Theta
DelegateKatelyn BillingsPi Beta Phi
DelegateMegan MargraffAlpha Phi
DelegateEmily StearnsPhi Mu

Additional Resources for Sororities

*Language adapted from the association or conference website.