Joining a Collegiate Panhellenic Sorority can offer many wonderful benefits. Learn more about what a UCSB sorority is like and can offer you below to decide if this could be the right choice for you!
Every Panhellenic member can make the most of their Greek experience. We recommend each member be prepared to dedicate at least 4 hours a week to sorority activities.
In addition, every member is required to uphold the Fraternity & Sorority Standards of Excellence requirments. This includes:
Completeing FOUR educational programs (one hour each) in total by the end of each academic school year.
CARE's sponsored Sexual Violence Prevention must be one of four workshops.
Must complete a minimum of six hours of community service per quarter, 18 hours total over three quarters.
New Members must attend the annual New Member Education Conference
Every chapter holds weekly one-hour meetings (typically on Monday nights) that require the attendance of chapter members as well as philanthropic events, social events, and sisterhood events throughout the quarter.
Please keep these time commitments in mind when committing to the Panhellenic Recruitment Process.
Our community attracts leaders, and lucky for you, there are countless leadership opportunities within each chapter to let your talents shine. Every chapter has their own executive board with a wide range of positions that require different skill sets. This provides a great opportunity to build your resume and gain valuable experience throughout your college career.
Joining Greek Life provides an excellent resource to get involved on campus. Not only does our community organize multiple UCSB campus events, but our community allows you the opportunity to meet like-minded women who value your same interests.
Sisterhood and Support
Let's face it, leaving for college is a huge transition. Our community is dedicated to making this transition a little easier. Our community makes up about 12% of the 180,000 undergraduates on campus. This allows our members the strong sense of community of a small campus with the resources of a large campus! Our community holds various sisterhood events to encourage female friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime. Some of these events include movie nights, beach picnics, ice skating, group exercise classes, shopping trips, and more!
Philanthropy and Service
A huge aspect of Panhellenic's culture is our commitment to community service. Just a few of the philanthropic events our members participate in include:
Domestic Violence Awareness
The Ronald McDonald Foundation
The Alpha Phi Foundation
Service for Sight
Girls on the Run
Reading is Fundamental
Fight Against Breast & Ovarian Cancer
Pi Beta Phi Foundation & Literacy
Statistically, Panhellenic women excel in academics. We believe the support system, connections to upperclassman mentors, and organized chapter study hours contribute to our success in academia. Panhellenic women consistently hold a higher average GPA than the overall UCSB undergrad and overall UCSB women's GPA.
Winter 2020 Panhellenic GPA: 3.504
Overall UCSB: 3.388
The Greek Community is HUGE nationwide. And you'd be surprised how often your Greek affiliation links you to someone with your dream job. Plus, our community culture encourages upperclassman to build relationships with their younger peers and help guide them in the right direction.
In order to land an internship these days, its all about who you know. And the Panhellenic community links you to many more women who share your same interests and aspirations, providing you a pool of women to connect you with future job opportunities.