Panhellenic Association (PHA)
The Panhellenic Association serves as the governing body for the social sororities at West Virginia University, which were founded on the ideals of sisterhood, service, scholarship, and leadership. Panhellenic Association sororities offer educational programs, community service projects, leadership training, social functions, and sisterhood to last through college and beyond. Currently, the WVU Panhellenic Association consists of nine (9) sororities; eight (8) inter/national sororities affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference, and one national engineering and STEM social/professional sorority, Alpha Omega Epsilon, who is an associate member of the WVU Panhellenic Association, meaning that while they are not members of the National Panhellenic Conference nationally, the local chapter is associated with the WVU Panhellenic Association.
sorority member belongs to the Panhellenic Association immediately upon
becoming a new member. The Panhellenic Association is lead by an elected board
of 8 officers and two delegates from each of the member chapters, which comprise
the Panhellenic Council. The Council works to unite sorority women to focus on
common goals and to create a network of support by providing interactive
programs and activities for sorority women and all WVU students.
The Panhellenic Council oversees and organizes events such as the formal recruitment process, Panhellenic-wide service projects, Homecoming and Greek Week events, and the Panhellenic carnival.
We, as Undergraduate Members of women’s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.
We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.