Looking for another way to stay involved as an alumna? Participate in an Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Alpha Sigma Tau is always looking for alumnae to represent our organization in a local Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Please contact Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters for more information.
What is an Alumnae Panhellenic (APH)?
The Alumnae Panhellenic Association (APH) is a vital resource that can significantly contribute to the success of the College Panhellenic and the women’s fraternity community. Specifically, an Alumnae Panhellenic Association is a community based organization, affiliated with National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), whose membership is composed of representative alumnae from NPC member group fraternities.
Purpose of Alumnae Panhellenics:
- To inform fraternity women of current trends
- To promote the fraternity system
- To improve the Panhellenic image
- To stimulate a continuing interest in Panhellenic affairs
Based upon NPC policies, APHs set up their own organizations and carry out programs in line with their special interest or situations. APHs offer alumnae of the 26 member groups of the National Panhellenic Conference further leadership and social opportunities, beyond the college years. An APH represents an ongoing commitment of women to promote and foster the Greek experience.
APHs enhance the fraternity system through scholarship awards, annual educational informational functions for prospective college freshman, philanthropic projects, community participation and civic leadership. If located in a college community, an APH can give valuable support to a College Panhellenic.
Examples of Alumnae Panhellenic Service Programs:
Alumnae Panhellenic Associations award scholarships to deserving high school graduates as well as many sorority women. They also host a variety of fundraising activities for scholarships.
Awards and Loans
Alumnae Panhellenics give annual scholarship grants to outstanding seniors and/or collegiate members of NPC fraternities. Some have loan funds to assist deserving students with college expenses. Others support awards for mature students returning to college.
Assistance to College Panhellenics
When a College Panhellenic requests help, an APH may provide personnel to do bid- matching, supply a fraternity/sorority advisor when needed, assist with Panhellenic workshops or underwrite the costs of College Panhellenic programs. Any of these things shall be done only when requested.
Although each of the 26 National Panhellenic Conference fraternities has its own philanthropy, an APH may undertake projects of its own. Perhaps the community has some special need that an APH can support. Many Alumnae Panhellenic Associations unite in supporting the philanthropic efforts of each of the member groups.
For more detailed information please visit: www.npcwomen.org