National Badge Day
Each year in the first week of March, college Panhellenics across the country and in Canada honor the badges of each of the 26 NPC Chapters with the National Badge Day Celebration. Here at UNCW, Panhellenic hosts a program in which a speaker is asked to highlight the importance of the values within the Panhellenic community. Although we all wear different badges with different Greek letters and symbols, we are united as one Panhellenic and utilize this day to remember the importance of the letters we wear over our hearts.
Every semester, along with IFC and NPHC, Panhellenic plans a reception in order to honor the members who received a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the previous semester. Members can come and socialize with other scholars and listen to a member of the faculty speak about the importance of academics and the value of the education we received at UNCW.
Twice a semester, the women of UNCW's Panhellenic Council take just one hour out of their Sunday afternoon to help make a section of Wrightsville Ave look more beautiful and more clean. In the past members from other councils have volunteered their time with Panhellenic to help keep our roads clean and free from litter. This service provides an opportunity for members from different chapter to get to know one another and continue to instill Panhellenic spirit.
Southeastern Panhellenic Conference (SEPC)
During the spring semester, the executive board members and chapter members travel to Atlanta, GA to attend the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference. At SEPC, members attend different seminars and speeches that touch on various topics ranging from tips for successful Recruitment, healthy lifestyles, tips for improving Scholarship, ways to promote sisterhood, Risk Management, Finance, and many more. In the past we have seen programs from well known speakers such as The Dating Doctor" and Stacey Nadeau, one of the six Real Beauty Models for the Dove Campaign. Members then bring back the information they have learned and share it with the Panhellenic community here at UNCW.
This program was put in place to promote sisterhood between the 8 chapters here on campus. Sister sororities are encouraged to plan sisterhood events with each other such as dinners together at local restaurants, movies at Mayfaire, as well as philanthropy events. Chapter members show their love for their sister sorority by bringing fun treats to the suite, chalking up and down Chancellor's Walk or painting the spirit rocks. Sororities receive points based on what type of event was held and at the end of the semester the sorority with the most points wins the coveted Sister Sorority of the Semester Award!