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Collegiate Panhellenic Council

College Panhellenic Council logo.The National Panhellenic Conference, one of the largest organizations advocating for women, is the umbrella group for 26 national and international sororities that are autonomous social organizations. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than 4 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.

CMU's Collegiate Panhellenic Council is the local governing body that oversees the 11 NPC sororities we have on CMU's campus. These women's groups promote superior scholarship and provide opportunities to give back to the city, campus, and community to which they belong. We believe membership in CPC sorority enhances the college experience for women through sisterhood and personal development.

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Chapters on campus


    National Founding Date:October 15, 1885

    Local Founding Date: November 8, 1958

    Colors:Scarlet Red and Olive Green

    Flower:Red Carnation

    Symbol:The Lyre

    Philanthropies:Domestic Violence Awareness (R.I.S.E. Advocacy)

    Open Motto:Together let us seek the heights


    Learn More about Alpha Chi Omega

    National Founding Date: May 30, 1904

    Local Founding Date: November 21, 1959

    Colors: Red, Buff and Green

    Flower: Red and buff roses with green asparagus plumosa fern

    Symbol: Squirrel

    Philanthropy: Fighting Hunger

    Open Motto: Live with purpose

    Learn More about Alpha Gamma Delta

    National Founding Date: November 15, 1901

    Local Founding Date: November 15, 1941

    Colors: Palm Green, Pearl White, Crimson and Gold

    Symbol: Crown Star, Palm Tree, Phoenix

    Philanthropies: S. June Smith Center, Special Olympics, ASA Foundation, Girls on the Run

    Open Motto: Aspire. Seek. Attain

    Learn More about Alpha Sigma Alpha

    National Founding Date: November 4, 1899

    Local Founding Date: April 28, 1905

    Colors: Emerald Green and Gold

    Flower: Yellow Rose

    Symbol: Anchor

    Philanthropies: Women’s Wellness Initiative, Pine Mountain Settlement School

    Open Motto: Active, self-reliant, trustworthy

    Learn More about Alpha Sigma Tau

    National Founding Date: March 17, 1917

    Local Founding Date: November 17, 1906

    Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold

    Flower: The lovely purple iris

    Symbol: Unicorn

    Philanthropies: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders, Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation and Organ Donor Awareness

    Open Motto: To be rather than to seem to be.

    Learn More about Delta Phi Epsilon


    National Founding Date:October 24, 1902

    Local Founding Date:May 2, 1953

    Colors:Rose and Green

    Flower:Killarney Rose

    Symbol:Turtle and Diamond

    Philanthropies:Starkey Hearing Foundation, Gallaudet University, House Ear Institute, Painted Turtle Camp and Delta Zeta Foundation

    Open Motto:Walk truly in the light of the flame


    Learn More about Delta Zeta

    National Founding Date: March 4, 1852

    Local Founding Date: January 19, 1985

    Colors: Rose and White

    Flower: Rose-colored Carnation

    Symbol: Quatrefoil

    Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network

    Open Motto: “Les Soeurs Fideles” – The Faithful Sisters

    Learn More about Phi Mu

    National Founding Date: November 9, 1874

    Local Founding Date: September 1959

    Colors: Lavender and Maroon

    Flower: Wild Purple Violet

    Symbol: Dove and Heart

    Philanthropies: Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Gerontology and Maine Sea Coast Mission

    Open Motto: One heart, One Way

    Learn More about Sigma Kappa

    National Founding Date: November 26, 1913

    Local Founding Date: February 11, 1984

    Colors: King Blue and Gold

    Flower: American Beauty Rose

    Symbol: Sphinx

    Philanthropy: Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation

    Open Motto: “Diokete Hupsala” – Aim High

    Learn More about Phi Sigma Sigma

    National Founding Date: April 20, 1898

    Local Founding Date: January 10, 1942

    Colors: Purple and White

    Flower: Purple Violet

    Symbol: Sailboat

    Philanthropies: Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation, March of Dimes and The Robbie Page Memorial Fund

    Open Motto: Faithful Unto Death

    Learn More about Sigma Sigma Sigma


    National Founding Date: October 15, 1898

    Local Founding Date: May 19, 1951

    Colors: Blue and Steel Gray

    Flower: White Violet

    Symbol: Five-Pointed Crown and Strawberry

    Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Education and Awareness

    Open Motto: Seek the Noblest

    Learn More about Zeta Tau Alpha

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