Our Panhellenic Council is comprised of about eighty women. There are three representatives from each sorority: the chapter President, the voting Delegate, and the Junior Panhellenic Delegate. They represent their sororities as we interact as a Panhellenic Council. Each sorority works closely with its National Panhellenic Delegate to ensure that we act within the boundaries of our sorority bylaws as well as National Panhellenic Conference policy. There is also a cabinet of around twenty sorority women who coordinate the various Panhellenic projects and efforts we participate in. They are chosen in November by an application and interview process. The outgoing and incoming Panhellenic executive officers make those selections. At the same time cabinet members are chosen, we also select eight women to serve in recruitment-related positions on the Recruitment Executive Board. The Panhellenic Council is led by the Panhellenic Executive Board, which is a five member team chosen by an application and interview process by the outgoing Panhellenic council through votes from their chapter delegates. We meet as a council on alternating Tuesdays when classes are in session. On the Tuesdays that we do not meet as a council, we meet in our small groups (cabinet together, delegates together…) to have discussions that don’t relate to the whole group.
2020 Panhellenic Executive Officers
Madison Birckhead is the 2020 Panhellenic President. Madison is a junior from Charlottesville, Virgina, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies; Child Life. She has been able to serve Auburn in multiple diverse capacities including being a Camp War Eagle Counselor, the Director of Campus Relations for Auburn University Dance Marathon, and the Vice President of her own Chapter. She is also and active member of Rho Lambda and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies.
As Panhellenic President, she will lead the 90-member Panhellenic Council by collaborating with our eighteen, chapter presidents and Panhellenic executive board. Madison would encourage each Potential New Member, PNM, to go into recruitment with the intent to make friends rather than to impress others and find your fit. She believes that this allows you to get to know our women better, and to really see where you’d like to spend your next four years. Madison encourages girls to take it all in and embrace what a fun and hectic week this is. Madison is so excited to serve Panhellenic because Panhellenic has served her so well. She has witnessed the most incredible women leaders in this organization, and has seen tremendous change take place on this campus because of these women. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to advocate for our women and represent them on our campus and community. Madison says that she is simply overjoyed to be in the Panhellenic President role and is grateful for the trust that the Panhellenic community has instilled in her. Her Executive Board is comprised with some of the most fantastic women she knows and cannot wait to lead alongside them this year. They have so much in store this year and hopes to serve Panhellenic with grace and joy.
Bailey Thomas is the 2020 Panhellenic Administrative Vice President. Bailey is a senior from Sardis, Alabama, majoring in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. She is currently the Vice President of Auburn University’s Best Buddies program, serves on Tri Delta’s National College Advisory Panel, served as a SOS Orientation Leader last year, and is on the HSLC advisor on the HSLC advisor conference staff. She has also been a level 2 WINGS Peer Mentor for the EAGLES program and has also served as project coordinator for The BIG Event. As Panhellenic Administrative Vice President, she will coordinate the Panhellenic Cabinet, which works on projects such as Greek Sing and Convocation, as well as works with liaison positions to other offices on campus. One piece of advice she would give to a Potential New Member would be to not go into recruitment dead seat on one sorority! She wants to remind girls that no matter what letters you end up with, Panhellenic is still a family and you don’t have to be friends with only the girls in your sorority. Bailey feels so blessed and excited to serve Panhellenic as Administrative Vice President this year and is looking forward to leading Panhellenic Cabinet.
Caroline Cross is the 2020 Panhellenic Vice President for Recruitment. Caroline is a junior from Birmingham, Alabama, majoring in Accounting. She is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Greek Life on Auburn University Dance Marathon and she serves as a mentor for Auburn’s mentorship program, Project Uplift. Caroline also had the opportunity to serve as her sorority’s Greek Sing Chair, and the Director of Campus Relations for Panhellenic Cabinet. In her position, will work with all 18 of the Recruitment Chairs from each sorority and plan various aspects of Recruitment, as well as select and train the Recruitment Counselors known as “Pi Chis” and the eight-member Recruitment Executive Board team. Caroline’s one piece of advice to a potential new member is that you are the only person that knows what you want. She says how it is always great to have someone to confide in like a mom, friend, or even your Pi Chi; but it does not matter what anyone else thinks as long as your are happy. Panhellenic has given her so many opportunities, inside and out of her individual chapter, and she is so excited to give back to the Panhellenic community. While serving as a Pi Chi last year, she was so intrigued by the recruitment process from the Panhellenic point of view. Caroline is so honored to be able to lead a group of REB member s and Pi Chis through and amazing recruitment.
Abbey Baird is the 2020 Panhellenic Executive Vice President. Abbey is a junior from Woodstock, Georgia majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Psychology. Last year she served on Panhellenic Cabinet as the Director of Spiritual Life. She has also served on Auburn’s student run television station, Eagle Eye. Abbey is also been a member of PRSSA and has played for Auburn’s Club Tennis Team. In her position Abbey will work closely with the eighteen Panhellenic delegates, which act as liaisons between their individual chapters and Panhellenic. The Delegates are also responsible for casting votes on Panhellenic Council matters. She will also record and distribute minutes and other information relevant to Panhellenic Council. Abbey’s advice to a Potential New Member is to be yourself and to enjoy the week. Everything always works out how it is supposed to so rest in that truth throughout the week. The women that are around you this week are going to be the same women that you will be making memories with the next four years. She is so excited to be serving as Executive Vice President of Panhellenic this year because Panhellenic has presented her with so many wonderful opportunities and she wants to give back to the community that has blessed her with so many incredible relationships.
Madeline Akins is the 2020 Panhellenic Vice President for Finance. Madeline is a junior from Birmingham, Alabama majoring in Finance. She had the opportunity to serve on her sorority’s Executive Board as the vice President of Finance. In her position she will handle finances of Auburn Panhellenic. This includes coordinating the finances of all Panhellenic events such as Greek Sing, Miss Panhellenic, and Recruitment. She will also work closely with the treasures of each chapter and assist them as needed. Madeline’s one piece of advice that she wants every Potential New Member to take with her during recruitment is to be yourself throughout the entire process and to look around the room during the parties. Those girls are going to be the ones that you spend the best four years of your life with and you want to be comfortable while staying true to yourself. Madeline is overjoyed to serve Panhellenic and is excited for all of the amazing opportunities and experiences that come along with it. She wants to thank Panhellenic for trusting her with their money and ensures that it is in good hands.
Last modified: January 23, 2020