The National Panhellenic Conference, one of the nation's largest organizations for women, will recognize 15 college panhellenic groups on campuses across the country at its annual meeting this October, including the Panhellenic Council at DePauw University.
College panhellenics, which are governance groups comprised of all sororities present on a campus, are recognized for leadership, progress, overall excellence, community service, philanthropy, public relations, risk management, recruitment and scholarship.
The NPC has recognized student panhellenics with national awards for more than 50 years. This year, NPC received 138 submissions from 48 colleges.
The DePauw Panhellenic Council is the recipient of NPC's Membership Recruitment Award for conducting effective recruitment and following standards and rules established by the national organization.
The council followed a no-frills recruitment style and limited spending. Chapters also participated in a philanthropy activity during the recruitment process, prioritizing community service and service to the campus.
A number of activities were also scheduled, from open houses to weekly luncheons and kickoff events, to make sure women participating in recruitment have a clear understanding of the process and outcomes.
The national awards will be presented Oct. 15 in Austin, Texas.