About Our National Panhellenic Conference Organization

The National Panhellenic Conference consists of twenty-six member organizations, one of the largest organizations advocating for women. This umbrella group for 26 national and international sororities, are autonomous social organizations. The sororities that make up the NPC are located on more than 670 campuses with 411,242 undergraduate members in 3,288 chapters. Alumnae are represented in 3,784 associations throughout the world.


NPC was established in 1902 to assist collegiate and alumnae chapters of the NPC member organizations in cooperating with colleges and universities and to foster interfraternal relationships. The organization is committed to relationships built on trust through transparency, accountability and mutual respect. Innovation with the core values of friendship, leadership, service, knowledge, integrity and community, guide us. The shared vision is Advancing the Sorority Experience Together.



The National Panhellenic Conference Members

Alpha Chi Omega

Badge is a gold lyre set with pearls

Founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana on October 15, 1885. Alpha Chi Omega works to end domestic violence. Members raise money to staff violence hotlines, volunteer at their local women's shelters, collect needed items, and support The MacDowell Colony. Colors are scarlet and olive green. Flower is a scarlet carnation. Magazine is The Lyre.


Alpha Delta Pi

Badge is a diamond of black enamel with clasped hands, two stars, and the Greek letters "Alpha Delta Pi" in gold

Founded at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia on May 15, 1851. They support the Ronald McDonald House charities. Colors are azure blue and white. Flower is a woodland violet. Magazine is The Aldelphean of Alpha Delta Pi.

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Badge is sorority letters jeweled in pearls, placed in sequence on a narrow gold bar

Founded at Barnard College in New York, NY on October 24, 1909. They support the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Sharsheret. Colors are green and white. Flower is a lily-of-the-valley. Magazine is The Columns of Alpha Epsilon Phi.

Alpha Gamma Delta

Badge is a monogram of the Greek letters Alpha Gamma Delta in gold; the "A" may be pearled or plain

Founded at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY on May 30, 1904. Diabetes awareness and education are Alpha Gamma Delta's philanthropic focus. Colors are red, buff and green. Flower is red and buff roses. Magazine is the Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly.

Alpha Omicron Pi

Badge is a gold monogram of the Greek letters Alpha Omicron Pi with a ruby in the apex of the Alpha

Founded at Barnard College in New York, NY on January 2, 1879. Members contribute to Camp Jam,
a camp for children suffering from juvenile arthritis. The fraternity provides financial support for Arthritis research and to the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization. Flower is a Jacqueminot rose. Magazine
is To Dragma.

Alpha Phi

Badge is a gold monogram of Greek letters Alpha and Phi with lettters in black; worn over the member's heart

Founded at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY on October 10, 1872. Alpha Phi promotes women's heart health research, education, training, patient care, prevention, and cardiac research. Colors are
silver and bordeaux. The symbol is the ivy leaf; flowers are lily-of-the-valley and forget-me-nots.
Magazine is the Alpha Phi Quarterly.


Alpha Sigma Alpha

Badge is a concave square of black enamel displaying gold letters of name, crown, and star, bordered with 16 pearls

Founded at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia on November 15, 1901. Philanthropic focuses are the Special Olympics, Girls on the Run, and the S. June Smith Center for special needs children. Colors are pearl white and crimson. Flowers are narcissus and aster. Magazine is the The Phoenix.

Alpha Sigma Tau

Badge is a six-pointed shield of enamel and gold, bordered with pearls, and center display of the sorority letters

Founded at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan on November 4, 1899. The Habitat for Humanity and Pine Mountain Settlement School, are the philanthropic focuses. Colors are emerald
green and gold. Flower is the yellow rose. Magazine is The Anchor.

Alpha Xi Delta

Badge is a gold quill

Founded at Lombard College (now Knox College) in Galesburg, IL on April 17, 1893. The national philanthropy program is Autism Speaks. Colors are light and dark blue, and gold. Flower is the pink rose. Magazine is The Quill of Alpha Xi Delta.

Chi Omega

Badge is a gold monogram of the Greek letters Chi and Omega, adorned with 14 pearls or diamonds

Founded at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR on April 5, 1895. Partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2001, chapters raise money and volunteer. They also fund scholarships. Colors are cardinal and straw. Flower is a white carnation. Magazine is The Eleusis.

Delta Delta Delta

Badge is three jeweled stars with a crescent of gold, bearing three Delta letters

Founded at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, on Thanksgiving Eve, 1888. The Children's Cancer Charities are the primary focus of alumnae chapters, including St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Colors are silver, gold, and blue. Flower is the pansy. Magazine is The Trident.

Delta Gamma

Badge is a gold anchor entwined with a raised gold cable. Letters Delta Gamma rests on a white shield and anchor. The crossbar at the top of the anchor bears the letters Tau, Delta, and Eta

Founded at Lewis School in Oxford, Mississippi in December, 1873. Sight Conservation, Aid to the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Eye Research, are Delta Gamma's philanthropic mission. Colors are bronze, pink, and blue. Flower is "Delta Gamma," a cream-colored rose. Magazine is The Anchora.


Delta Phi Epsilon

Badge is an equilateral gold triangle bordered with twenty-one pearls, supporting a raised blade, and an enamel triangle bearing the sororoty letters in gold

Founded at Washington Square College (law division of New York University) in New York, NY on March 17, 1917. Delta Phi Epsilon supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, plus the Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Colors are royal purple and gold. Flower is the iris. Magazine is The Triad.

Delta Zeta

Badge is a Roman lamp resting upon an Ionic column; each side, three wings of Mercury. The official jewel is a diamond in the flame and four pearls at the base of the lamp, bearing the Greek letters Delta Zeta in black enamel

Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on October 24, 1902. The national philanthropy is Speech and Hearing and the Painted Turtle Camp. Colors are rose and green. Flower is the Killarney rose. Magazine is The Lamp of Delta Zeta.

Gamma Phi Beta

Badge is a monogram of the Greek letters Gamma Phi Beta surrounded by a black enamel crescent

Founded at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY on November 11, 1874. The national philanthropy provides camperships to girls through Campfire USA, and other special needs camps. Colors are light
and dark brown. Flower is a pink carnation. Magazine is The Crescent.


Kappa Alpha Theta

Badge is a kite-shaped gold bordered black enamel shield, set with diamond stars and a white chevron, with Greek letters Kappa Alpha Theta

Founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana on January 27, 1870, Kappa Alpha Theta is the first Greek letter fraternity for women. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a juvenile court advocacy program on behalf of foster children, is the fraternity's philanthropy. Colors are black and gold. Flower is the black and gold pansy. Magazine is The Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine.


Kappa Delta

Badge is diamond shaped, displaying a gold dagger and Greek letters Kappa Delta and AOT in gold on black

Founded at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia on October 23, 1897. Prevent Child Abuse America benefits from efforts on the sorority's national level. Also supported by Kappa Delta are the Girl Scouts
of the USA, the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and Orthopaedic Research Awards. Colors are olive green and pearl white. Flower is the white rose. Magazine is The Angelos.


Kappa Kappa Gamma

Badge is a golden key bearing the Greek letters Kappa Kappa Gamma on the stem, and Alpha Omega Omicron on the ward. The badge is sometimes jeweled with sapphires, pearls or diamonds

Founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL on October 13, 1870. The fraternity's philanthropic partner is Reading Is Fundamental. Kappas help underserved childeren discover the joys of reading. Colors are dark and light blue. Flower is the fleur-de-lis. Magazine is The Key.


Phi Mu

Badge is a shield of gold overlayed with a black shield, bearing two bands, three stars, and a hand clasping a heart. The Greek letters Phi Mu is centered on the top band

Founded at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia on March 4, 1852. The sorority raises funds for
The Children's Miracle Network to improve the quality of life for children. Colors are rose and white. Flower is the enchantress carnation. Magazine is The Aglaia.


Phi Sigma Sigma

Badge is a sphinx head with sapphire eyes. The Greek letters Phi Sigma Sigma appears below it. In the tri corners are three sapphires each

Founded at Hunter College in New York, NY on November 26, 1913. School and college readiness is the focus of Phi Sigma Sigma. Colors are king blue and gold. Flower is the
American Beauty rose. Magazine is The Sphinx.

Pi Beta Phi

Badge is a golden arrow with the letters Pi Beta Phi transversely on the feather,
with a loop chain pendant from the shaft

Founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL on April 28, 1867. The local Pi Phis have supported the Evanston Women's Shelter for battered women, for many years. During the holiday season, gifts for the women and children are contributed. On a national level since the 1920's, the Pi Phis support Arrowmont School for the Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They have also supported the National Literacy Programs since 1991. Colors are wine red and silver blue. Flower is a wine carnation. Magazine is The Arrow.


Sigma Delta Tau

Badge is a jeweled torch with five pearls on the cross bar handle. Above the pearls are the sorority letters
and a diamond-brightened torch flame

Founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY on March 25, 1917. Sigma Delta Tau's philanthropic partners include Jewish Women International, Prevent Child Abuse America, and Women for Women International.
Colors are café au lait and old blue. Flower is the golden tea rose. Magazine is The Torch.


Sigma Kappa

Badge is a gold triangle bearing the Greek letters Sigma Kappa, surrounded by a pearl border and three
rubied corner gems

Founded at Colby College in Waterville, Maine on November 9, 1874. Sigma Kappas participate as a group in the annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk. Gerontology and environment are philanthropies on the national level, which include Inherit the Earth Program since 1992, Alzheimer's disease research since 1984, and Main Sea Coast Mission since 1918. Colors are maroon and lavender. Flower is the violet.
Magazine is The Triangle.


Sigma Sigma Sigma

Badge is an indented equilateral triangle upon a raised inner black enamel portion. A skull and crossed bones
center the badge, with the Greek letter Sigma in each angle

Founded at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia on April 20, 1898. Through the work of The Robbie Page Memorial Foundation, Tri Sigma has pioneered and supported Play Therapy for hospitalized children since the early 1950's. Locally, the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation has given grants to The Evanston Hospital Child Life Department to purchase items for their play therapies. Tri Sigma's colors
are royal purple and white. Magazine is The Triangle.


Theta Phi Alpha

Badge is the gold letter Theta set with pearls, superimposed on plain gold letters Phi and Alpha in the
order named

Founded at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on August 30, 1912. Philanthropic efforts include Glenmary Home Missioners and The House Theta Phi Alpha Built. Colors are silver, blue, and gold.
Flower is the white rose. Magazine is The Compass of Theta Phi Alpha.

Zeta Tau Alpha

Badge is a shield of black enamel superimposed on a jeweled shield of gold. The black shield bears
a five-pointed crown and the Greek letters Zeta Tau Alpha

Founded at Longwood College in Farmville Virginia on October 15, 1898. The North Shore Illinois Alumnae Chapter's local philanthropy is A Safe Place, the Lake County Crisis Center shelter for
battered women and their children. The alumnae chapter also supports the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. Nationally, Zeta Tau Alpha supports Breast Cancer Education and Awareness, which includes the
Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure. Colors are steel gray and turquoise. Flower is the white violet. Magazine the Themis.