Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the sororities at Drury University. Panhellenic Council promotes excellence in academics, community and campus involvement, and sisterhood. The bond of sisterhood is a special relationship that all sorority women share in their individual chapters and together as a Panhellenic community.
We, as Undergraduate Members of sororities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering sorority life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our sorority activities.
We, as Sorority Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual sorority 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.
The purpose of Panhellenic Council shall be to develop and maintain a sorority life and inter-sorority relations at a high level of accomplishment and in so doing to:
It shall be the duty of the Panhellenic Council to comply with the rules governing the Panhellenic Council and to administer all business that is related to the overall welfare of the Drury University Panhellenic Council, including recruitment and preferences, which do not violate the sovereignty, rights, and privileges of member sororities.
All members of the Drury University Sorority Life shall act in accordance with Drury Panhellenic policies and National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements.
It is in accord with the dignity and good manners of Drury University Sorority Life and National Panhellenic Conference:
Membership in Drury University Sorority Life is a privilege. Sorority Women are selected into their chapter over other interested women for their character, interests, talents, involvement, and scholarship. To enjoy the privileges of Drury University Sorority Life, Sorority Women must accept the responsibilities of membership.
Sorority women and chapters should bring all questions, concerns and ideas to Panhellenic council. Panhellenic council will decide the appropriate actions to be taken based on what is most beneficial for the Sorority Life community. Sorority women are expected to respect the decisions of Panhellenic Council.
The Drury University Panhellenic Council shall be composed of sorority women representing all chapters in good standing of National Panhellenic Conference sororities at Drury University.
The Drury University Panhellenic Council shall be composed of one senior officer and one junior officer for each Panhellenic officer position.
Officers and alumnae advisors to Panhellenic Council shall be selected by their respective sorority chapters to begin their term of office as soon as possible after all chapter elections.
Panhellenic council officers are responsible for the operation and activities of the Council. The officer team leads initiatives for campus promotion of Sorority Life. Officer terms begin in January and end in the fall semester after elections have been completed. It is the responsibility of each officer to train her successor and turn over all officer materials.
The senior representative in rotation for service as President of Panhellenic Council must have attended at least 75% of the meetings during the prior year. If qualifications cannot be met, that sorority will lose its place in the rotation of officers the next rotation year and may resume rotation the following year.
The junior representative in rotation for service as Vice President of Recruitment of Panhellenic Council must have attended at least 75% of the meetings during the prior year. If qualifications cannot be met, that sorority will lose its place in the rotation of officers the next rotation year and may resume rotation the following year.
The Senior Panhellenic delegates are official voting members of Panhellenic Council. The junior delegates shall have voting rights in general Panhellenic business, but shall only have a voice in judicial proceedings and official policy changes. The alumnae advisors to Panhellenic Council shall have voice, but no vote.
When an officer vacancy occurs, it shall be the responsibility of the sorority concerned to select a replacement within two weeks. When a senior officer vacancy exists, the junior officer of the sorority concerned shall fulfill the duties of the senior officer in all cases, save that of President.
Panhellenic Council officers hold meetings on a weekly basis to improve the Sorority Life Community:
Meeting attendance for Panhellenic Council officers is important to ensure accurate and consistent representation within the council and communication to the chapter. Panhellenic Council will inform chapters regarding any officer that misses three Panhellenic meetings during a semester without a written excuse to the President or the Vice President of Administration. It shall be decided by the President whether a delegate’s reason for missing meeting is acceptable.
Three-fourths of the voting membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Council.
Panhellenic Council sponsors multiple recognition opportunities for Greek organizations and students each year. These events are designed to provide recognition opportunities to Sorority members. These events include: