College Panhellenic Association

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The College Panhellenic Association (CPA) is the Governing Council for the five sororities that hold membership in the College Panhellenic Association at SIU and a collegiate chapter of the National Panhellenic Conference. The purpose of CPH is to develop and maintain a high level of accomplishment and involvement on campus. They also promote superior scholarship, cooperate with member fraternities and the university/college administration.  Each CPH sorority sends representatives to CPH’s bimonthly meetings.

The National Panhellenic Conference exists to promote the values of and to serve as an advocate for its member groups in collaboration with those members, campuses and communities. NPC provides support and guidance for its 26 member inter/national sororities/women’s fraternities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than 4 million women at 655 college/university campuses and 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, NPC-affiliated collegians and alumnae donate more than $5 million to worthy causes, provide $2.8 million in scholarships to women and volunteer 500,000 hours in their communities.

How to Join

In the spring, chapters have an informal recruitment. Not all chapters participate in informal recruitment, and each chapter is responsible for holding their own recruitment events. Contact individual chapters if you are interested in informal recruitment. For more information contact the the Fraternity & Sorority Life office at (618) 453-5714 or email

In the fall, Panhellenic has formal recruitment.  During formal recruitment, prospective members meet and talk to members of the chapters in the Panhellenic community. In addition, prospective members will have the opportunity to learn about each sorority and make new friends. 

Requirements to Join a Sorority

Each organization has its own minimum requirements set by their (inter)national organization and the SIU chapter. Please contact the SIU chapter that you are interested in to find out their requirements.  

2017 CPH Executive Council Officers




Executive Vice President


VP of Recruitment & Retention


VP of Administration & Finance


VP of Communications


VP of Leadership and Education


VP of Special Events


VP of Philanthropy & Service


**Last names have been removed in compliance with the disaffiliation rules**

Member Organizations

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