A Message for Parents
The transition between high school and college at first glance may appear to be a daunting challenge. As the parent of a young woman entering her collegiate years, your priorities likely include assisting your daughter in making wise and fulfilling choices as well as encouraging her to excel academically. As your daughter considers membership in a Panhellenic organization, you may ask how joining a sorority can aid her in achieving these and other goals.
The Virginia Commonwealth University College Panhellenic Council is composed of seven social organizations and one academic interest colony. All eight organizations work interdependently to promote honorable values, academic excellence, strong leadership skills, and the importance of philanthropic service. During the recruitment process, your daughter may struggle in selecting an organization as all are unique and offer lifetime bonds of sisterhood. It is important to offer words of support and remind her to keep an open mind during this exciting and perhaps emotional experience. Upon joining a sorority, your daughter can expect to be treated with respect and acceptance as she embarks on what will be an extremely rewarding and educational collegiate experience. Her sorority sisters will provide a "home-away-from-home" where she can always seek support, whether it be academic, social, or otherwise. She will also enjoy the benefits of a lifetime network of women who share a common bond.
Membership in a sorority extends far beyond the brief collegiate experience-it is a lifetime of sisterhood. Questions and concerns can be discussed at any time prior to or during the recruitment process. Parents can direct questions to the College Panhellenic Council and can also read about the experiences of sorority parents at www.sororityparents.com.
CPC's Formal Recruitment Counselors