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Welcome to the Auburn Panhellenic Council Page!

The Panhellenic Council is committed to growing and leading the Panhellenic community. Our mission is to make the community supportive of others and encourage campus involvement, philanthropy efforts, and an unforgettable sisterhood bond! Please see below our recent announcements to find out more information about our Council:

The Auburn Panhellenic Council and Auburn Greek Life have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and its potential impact on our fall recruitment experience. We also reviewed recommendations from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the governing body of the 26 member organization sororities, who recently released a Recruitment Contingencies Task Force Report encouraging the use of virtual and/or in-person recruitment with physical distancing guidelines. In collaboration with Greek Life, chapter leadership, advisors, campus partners, and NPC representatives, Auburn Panhellenic revised the recruitment format to enhance the safety of our community. As we await Auburn University’s announcement about fall instruction, we wanted to share Panhellenic’s plan for Primary Recruitment.

Revised Schedule and Format

The revised dates for Primary Recruitment are August 8-15. Plans include three options for virtual and in-person rounds:

 Option 1: Normal Operations

Virtual: Ice Water Teas & Philanthropy Rounds

In-person: Sisterhood & Preference Rounds

Option 2: Elevated Risk

Virtual: Ice Water Teas, Philanthropy, and Sisterhood Rounds

In-person: Preference Round

Option 3: Immediate Risk

All Virtual Rounds

Our hope is to utilize Option 1. However, we will adhere to Auburn University and relevant federal, state, and local guidelines, keeping the health and safety of our community at the forefront of any decisions made. If there is an elevated risk, or immediate risk, we will move to option 2 or option 3, respectively.

Recruitment Week Guidelines: 
Masks will be required for both PNMs and active chapter members during all in-person rounds of recruitment.

There will be the option for PNMs who are at a higher risk for severe illness or immunocompromised to participate in recruitment via a fully virtual experience. Should a PNM experience any COVID-19 symptoms, or test positive during the recruitment process, there will be an option to complete the recruitment experience process virtually. There will be a thorough cleaning of the recruiting spaces in between parties. PNMs will still receive a t-shirt to wear for Philanthropy Round, as well as a hard copy of the PNM Handbook. Due to this, as well as additional costs for recruitment, some of which are still unknown given the circumstances, we will maintain the No Refund Policy for recruitment registration.

 

Information about Bid Day

While Bid Day is tentatively scheduled for August 15, the specific details are still being finalized. Due to health and safety concerns, we are not able to host parents, families, and other guests at Bid Day activities. This was not an easy decision, but we feel this is the safest way to allow our potential new members and their new sisters to have a Bid Day experience.

For the most up to date information about Auburn University’s response to COVID-19 visit the University’s website at https://ocm.auburn.edu/news/coronavirus/.

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Leadership

Madison Birckhead

President

Bailey Thomas

Administrative Vice President

Caroline Cross

Vice President for Recruitment

Abbey Baird

Executive Vice President

Madeline Akins

Vice President of Finance

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Last modified: June 23, 2020