Panhellenic Council

National Panhellenic Council Chapters at Youngstown State University


Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Theta Upsilon Chapter
Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Phi Lambda Chapter
Delta Zeta Sorority, Kappa Chi Chapter
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Zeta Gamma Chapter


National Panhellenic Conference

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is the umbrella organization for 26 national and international women’s fraternities and sororities. Members are represented on more than 655 college campuses in the United States and Canada, and in more than 4,500 alumnae associations. Established NPC chapters and alumnae associations are composed of more than four million women worldwide. The National Panhellenic Conference’s mission is to support its women’s fraternities, commonly known as sororities, by promoting values, education, leadership, friendship, cooperation, and citizenship. NPC supports its Collegiate Panhellenic chapters in all endeavors. When a student joins one of the four NPC sororities at Youngstown State, she also becomes a member of the Panhellenic Association. The Panhellenic Association and its sororities are led by YSU’s Panhellenic Council (PHC), which is the governing body for the four chartered Panhellenic sororities at YSU. 

Panhellenic Executive Board

The Council is made up of seven officers and one delegate and alternate from each of the four chapters. Through a committee structure, the Panhellenic Council is able to effectively organize and assist in events of mutual concern to all sorority women. Panhellenic helps support events such as community service projects, academic initiatives, and formal sorority recruitment. Panhellenic Council is an excellent way for the women of Youngstown State’s NPC sororities to get involved not just in their individual chapters, but in the entire community. Delegates are the voting members of their chapters on all community-wide issues and elected officers are able to provide leadership for the community. 

Philanthropy - Circle of Sisterhood (COS)

Circle of Sisterhood is the Panhellenic Council’s chosen philanthropy. It is a non-profit organization founded and powered by sorority women on a mission to raise financial resources to help remove education barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression. COS supports women and girls in 21 countries and on four continents. It only costs $53 to send a girl to school for a year with everything she needs to be successful, such as a uniform, supplies, tuition, and lunch every day!