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 council represents all women affiliated with sororities at Drury University. The council is comprised of five executive officers and four delegates, one representing each sorority at Drury University.
Panhellenic Council has five executive officer positions:
Spring 2019 meetings will take place every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Office.
Drury seeks to encourage serious moral thinking by its students and to provide an atmosphere of freedom in which moral autonomy can be developed. Students and student organizations are expected to observe minimum standards of conduct designated to ensure maximum freedom for all. They are subject to discipline if one or more of the Drury University policies, guidelines, or codes of conduct are violated.
Off-campus violations of civil law will be left to the jurisdiction of the appropriate civil authorities. Drury University reserves the right to prosecute students in the civil courts for on-campus violations of civil law. University authority will never be used to duplicate the function of civil laws.
The judicial process begins when information and/or documentation is submitted to the Center for Community Standards or Panhellenic Council regarding a Drury-related Sorority Life incident.
This documentation can be a:
Panhellenic Council: Violation Reporting
The Office of Greek Life and/or the Council Vice President of Standards will review documentation, check for previous incident files, and assess further steps that need to be taken in the judicial process. An incident file for the student or the student organization is kept on hand until the file is complete, and then turned in to the permanent file.
Panhellenic Council: Violation Report Review
Based on the nature and severity of the incident, students or student organizations are contacted via within five working days of the incident/receipt of documentation to schedule a meeting with the appropriate office. Contact will be made via Panhellenic Scheduling Letter through e-mail to the Drury University e-mail account and may also include an official Drury letter to the involved student or student organization and, if applicable, the campus advisor.
If the student or student organization does not respond within five working days after efforts to contact them have been made, information will be reviewed and a determination will be made without the student’s or organization’s input regarding the incident.
Panhellenic Council: Meeting Scheduling
The student or student organization will be given the Student Conduct Process Form and/or a Council Mediation Form as a guide for the meeting. The student or student organization will initial each section as it is reviewed and understood, and be advised on the nature of the alleged violation and their options and responsibilities. Options are to:
Panhellenic Council: Mediation Meeting
Student or student organization and campus advisor will be notified of the decision in writing by e-mail and an official Drury letter of the Mediation Compromise. The letter will indicate specific charges and violations, including date, time, location and nature. It will also indicate the decision, findings, and sanctions (if appropriate), with any relevant information such as specificity and deadlines. Finally, it may include recommendation of parental notification (if appropriate).
The student or student organization has 24 hours following receipt of letter to respond to Informal Disposition (Mediation Compromise) Letter via signature and return to the Office of Greek Life. The student or student organization has the right to:
Panhellenic Council: Mediation Compromise Letter
The Council judicial board is composed of equal representation from each chapter, traditionally represented by the senior council members. One member of the Greek Life staff will serve as ex-officio and Judicial Board Coordinator. The decision of the Judicial Board is final, unless otherwise subject to the right of appeal to the Drury University Judicial Board.
The student or student organization will be given the Council Judicial Form as a guide for the meeting. The student or student organization will initial each section as it is reviewed and understood, and be advised on the nature of the alleged violation and their options and responsibilities. Options are to:
For a more complete listing of Drury University sanctions, refer to the current Student Life Guide.
Panhellenic Council: Council Judicial Board Hearing
Student or student organization and campus advisor will be notified of the decision in writing by e-mail and an official Drury letter. The letter will indicate specific charges and violations, including date, time, location and nature. It will also indicate the decision, findings, and sanctions (if appropriate), with any relevant information such as specificity and deadlines. Finally, it may include recommendation of parental notification (if appropriate).
The student or student organization has 24 hours following receipt of letter to respond to Council Decision Letter via signature and return to the Office of Greek Life. The student or student organization has the right to:
The student or student organization has 24 hours following receipt of letter to respond to Official Decision Letter via signature and return to the Center for Community Standards.
Panhellenic Council: Council Decision Letter
The Drury judicial board is composed of three faculty/staff members and six students who are selected based on their involvement with Governing Student Organizations (RLA, IFC, and Panhellenic Council). The Dean of Students will serve as ex-officio and Judicial Board Coordinator.
Panhellenic Council: Hearing at the Next Level
Practices & Procedures
There are significant differences between the campus judicial and civil/criminal justice procedures.
Sanctions stated by the governing Council Judicial Board and/or the Drury University Student Judicial Board will follow the guidelines listed in the current Student Life Guide. The Council Judicial Board Sanctions and/or the Drury University Student Judicial Board will be consistent with the nature of the incident. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to:
For a complete list of Drury University sanctions, refer to the current Community Standards Handbook.
Case Paperwork is Processed and Filed, Case is Completed Once the meetings and/or hearings are finished, all necessary paperwork has been compiled and the sanctions have been completed; the case paperwork will be processed and filed by the Greek Life Office.
To review the complete Drury University Judicial process or find information regarding cooperation during investigations and non-completion of sanctions resolutions, refer to the current Community Standards Handbook.
The Panhellenic Recruitment Team is an essential part of the success of Sorority Life Recruitment. Members of the team are:
Recruitment Team members are chosen because of their understanding of the global perspective of Sorority Life, their support of all Drury sororities, and their willingness to assist Panhellenic council by knowing and upholding the standards of Sorority Recruitment.
Recruitment Team members are available for select orientation and Drury events to meet Potential New Members (PNMs), get to know them, introduce them to friends, and encourage them to participate in Sorority Recruitment.
Panhellenic Officers are selected at the end of the fall semester by a delegation from each chapter. The Recruitment Team works together to interview and select Recruitment Counselors to complete the Recruitment Team. Recruitment Counselors are selected based on their patience, leadership, compassion, and ability to work with different kinds of women.
The Panhellenic Recruitment Team is required to participate in a work week prior to Freshman Move-In. This week is filled with workshops, games, and information required to make recruitment successful at Drury.
As a Panhellenic Recruitment Team member, the top priority is maintaining a safe, comfortable environment that allows PNMs the opportunity to learn about Sorority Life and build excitement relating to Sorority Life recruitment and joining a Sorority chapter!
Drury Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the sororities at Drury University. Panhellenic Council works to promote unity between sorority chapters and to ensure excellence throughout the Drury Greek system. Panhellenic Council has been restructured to allow for a more cohesive partnership between the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils; each officer works with their respective counterpart and staff advisors.
Chloe Ray: President
Why I Joined Panhell: I have been a part of panhellenic for the whole time I’ve been at Drury, and I have loved every minute of it. I knew I wanted to be apart of an organization that pushes women to be the best version of themselves that they can be! I cannot wait to lead the women and work on making Greek life the best it can be. I am so excited for this year.
Abby Robertson: Vice President of Administration
Why I Joined Panhell: I wanted to in a leadership position outside of my comfort zone that would push me to be the best version of myself. With this position, it is my hope to do the same for all of the women on Drury’s campus.
Karly Chase: Vice President of Standards, Diversity, and Inclusion
Major(s): Criminology and Psychology
Why I joined Panhell: I wanted to make a difference in the Greek community as well as meet new people
Zoe Billedo: Vice President of Recruitment
Major(s): Computer Science — Software Engineering and French
Minor(s): Graphic Design and Business Administration
Why I joined Panhell: I joined Panhellenic Council because I wanted to be actively involved in making the Panhellenic community at Drury a better and more positive experience for everyone. I’ve met my best and closest friends thanks to my sorority, and I want to ensure that the Panhellenic experience is positive for anyone interested! I’m not a social butterfly, but the bonds I’ve created through Greek Life have allowed me to grow and spread my wings as a more confident person. I’m so very fortunate that I get to be involved further with the community and get to help shape the future of Greek Life and to meet so many new people as the semesters go on!
Mattie James: Vice President of Events
Major(s): Digital Media
Minor(s): Graphic Design
Why I joined Panhell: I joined panhellenic council to gain more experience in leadership as well as find confidence within myself. I never thought of myself as a strong leader until my sisters encouraged me that I was more capable than I thought. I love getting to be super active within the panhellenic community and making tons of connections. Greek life is something I’m very passionate about and I’m grateful I get to help lead and grow our community.