The UNC Panhellenic Association is the governing organization of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities, as well as Phi Beta Chi, UNC's associate member. The Panhellenic Association is responsible for organizing activities of mutual concern and interest for all Panhellenic sororities on campus.
Nationally, NPC was founded in 1902 and is the umbrella organization for 26 women's fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on nearly 700 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and in over 3,773 alumnae organizations, comprising 3.5 million sorority women worldwide. NPC- affiliated collegians and alumnae have donated more than $3.2 million to worthy causes, provided $4.5 million in scholarships to women, and volunteered over 5 million hours in their communities.
We, as undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving to the best of our ability our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.
We, as fraternity women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity 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.