National Panhellenic Conference Archives

NPC National Member Presidents, 1912

Since its inception in 1902, the National Panhellenic Conference has been dedicated to bringing cooperation and cohesion to issues affecting the whole of its membership while supporting and even strengthening the autonomy, individuality, and diversity of each member sorority. From the very start it was agreed that all proposals brought before NPC must have unanimous approval of all members, allowing for individual prerogatives while striving for consensus. In tackling numerous issues, NPC has always emphasized that its members are "groups of friends." As stated in Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities, "this principle has been scrupulously observed, and the historic record is a source of pride among Greekletter women." 

 NPC Archives

Because of NPC's outstanding accomplishments, and as the oldest interfraternity organization, its historical records are valuable source material for research into the American Greek-Letter organization movement and women's education. 

It is the purpose of the National Panhellenic Conference Archives, which is housed at the University of Illinois, to maintain historical records for research use. A list of holdings in the archives follows. Finding aids are available in the University Archives.


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	41/82/006   National Panhellenic Conference Subject File
	41/82/007   Fraternity Organizations
	41/82/009   Fraternity Affairs File
	41/82/010   National Panhellenic Conference Proceedings
	41/82/011   National Conference File
	41/82/020   Chairman's File 
	41/82/050   Committee File
	41/82/052   Field Consultant's Seminar File
	41/82/090   Slide Shows, Photographs & Videos
	41/82/800   Publications
	41/82/801   Directories
	41/82/802   Listings
	41/82/809   Manuals of Information
	41/82/810   Programs
	41/82/811   Reports
	41/82/812   Bulletins
	41/82/813   National Panhellenic Review


Panhellenic Creed

We, the undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of 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 activity. 

We, as fraternity women, stand for service, through the developing 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. 

NPC Member Groups (2000)
Name Founded
Alpha Chi Omega 1885
Alpha Delta Pi  1851
Alpha Epsilon Phi 1909
Alpha Gamma Delta 1904
Alpha Omicron Pi 1897
Alpha Phi 1872
Alpha Sigma Alpha 1901
Alpha Sigma Tau 1899
Alpha Xi Delta 1893
Chi Omega 1895
Delta Delta Delta 1888
Delta Gamma 1873
Delta Phi Epsilon 1917
Delta Zeta 1902
Gamma Phi Beta 1874
Kappa Alpha Theta 1870
Kappa Delta 1897
Kappa Kappa Gamma 1870
Phi Mu 1852
Phi Sigma Sigma 1913
Pi Beta Phi 1867
Sigma Delta Tau 1917
Sigma Kappa. 1874
Sigma Sigma Sigma 1898
Theta Phi Alpha 1912
Zeta Tau Alpha 1898

         Ellen D. Swain 
         Student Life and Culture Archivist 
         Archives Research Center, Room 105 
         1707 South Orchard 
         Urbana, IL, 61801 

         Telephone: 217-333-7841 
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