Panhellenic Council

Every woman who joins a sorority becomes a member of the Panhellenic Council. It is Panhellenic that unites every chapter woman regardless of individual chapter affiliation. Panhellenic originated to:

  • Unite chapter women
  • Strengthen their values, and
  • Establish common goals

During recruitment, Panhellenic takes an active role in coordinating all aspects of the recruitment process-including the organizing, programming, and scheduling of recruitment events.
For a copy of the Valparaiso University Panhellenic Council Constitution and Bylaws see the Documents section of this website.

The Panhellenic Creed

We, as Undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.

We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.

2013 Panhellenic Council Executive Officers


Margo Banakis

Vice President Recruitment
Sarah Tiemann

Vice President of Operations
Amanda Werling

Vice President of Programming
Laura Mattson

Vice President of Public Relations
Katelyn Stermer

Quotes from Valpo's Fraternity and Sorority Members

"Being in a sorority allowed me to be among others who value the same things that are close to my heart. My sorority sisters have made me the best nurse, the best sister, and the best version of myself!" Margo Banakis, 2013 Panhellenic President, Valpo Class of 2014

"My advice to any woman thinking about joining a sorority would be to be yourself during recruitment. Sororities look for women who are comfortable in their own skin. Recruitment is a fun process, so come out, have a good time, and get to know us." Hillary Havlin, Delta Delta Delta, Valpo Class of 2015

"One of the best parts of being a sorority woman is the feeling of having a purpose. Whether it is through the service opportunities sorority life offers, leadership opportunities, or just the opportunities to talk to people who I would have never had the chance to meet, being a sorority woman has given my collegiate experience a purpose to work hard and grow in all aspects of my life." Sarah Tiemann, 2013 Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment, Valpo Class of 2014

There are several benefits of being a sorority woman, but overall the best part is having the cherished bonds you form during your membership that will last a lifetime. You can't explain the bonds we have until you experience it yourself. Your sisters become your second family, and you always have a constant support system cheering you on. We are more than just friends, we are sisters for life. Kelly Farnan, Pi Beta Phi, Valpo Class of 2015