Welcome Prospective members and guests,
Welcome to the Panhellenic Council website!
As you journey through your college career at UMaine, you will find that there are several organizations to become involved in on campus. Although each and every one of these organizations will contribute to your college experience as a student, none of them is quite as exciting and rewarding as becoming a member of a Sorority or Fraternity. Greek membership provides you with the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, pursue academic excellence, serve in the local community, and make lasting friendships that will be treasured forever.
The Panhellenic community strives to develop leaders not only within Greek Life, but in the UMaine community as well. Greek affiliates hold multiple leadership positions in the 180 student run organizations offered at the University of Maine. Greek life offers you the opportunity to learn the skills to become an influential leader within your individual chapter, the Greek community and campus wide. Greeks make up 10% of the campus community; however our involvement can be seen throughout.
Scholarship is the most important aspect of college life, so naturally it is first in Greek Life. Sorority women are dedicated to the value of education and are continually developing the skills to enhance their learning. At UMaine, our Greek organizations are the first to offer a helping hand with academics. Every chapter has academic help available in the way of study halls, academic advising, mentoring from older members and more. Panhellenic is also dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for each woman by offering information and programs in dealing with time management, handling stress, setting priorities, and study skills!
As a whole Greek Life donates more community service and raises more money for charity than any other student group on campus. Last year we logged thousands of community service hours and donated over $45,000 to charity. Individual chapters are dedicated to a specific cause and put on multiple events annually to fundraise. At these events you can find representation of each Greek organization in full support of a good cause. Greeks are also supportive of events that occur on campus, athletic events, and fundraisers of student organizations.
In addition to the successes Greek Life can provide for your college experience, Greek Life offers friendships that last long past receiving your diploma. Sorority membership provides an unlimited network of colleagues, professional associates, community members, support and, above all, sisters who will always be there for you. “Sisterhood means more than wearing the same letters, because sisterhood extends to all sorority women. It’s the Panhellenic spirit that comes forth when you meet another woman who wears Greek letters that may be different from your own but knows what a treasure it is to be a part of something so worthwhile.”
GO GREEK and GO BLACK BEARS!
Panhellenic Council President