During this past year, the University of Kansas Panhellenic Association has sought to establish a strong support system for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation on our campus. Through events sponsored by individual chapters and the Panhellenic Council, such as donations based on percentage of sales nights at Kate Spade, cookie/bake sales and educational programs. Support and advocacy for the cause has grown tremendously at KU.
At the beginning of the school year, Sigma Kappa Sorority hosted an event called “Jayhawk Walk.” Sorority women from across the community participated. Panhellenic sisters walked to raise funds for the Foundation and to raise awareness about the challenges women face around the world and how we can help them.
Last fall, when the Half the Sky documentary aired on PBS, women from the chapters of Chi Omega and Sigma Kappa had a watch party together. They had a wonderful time bonding with one another and were deeply moved by the stories of the women highlighted in the documentary.
The Panhellenic community continued supporting the vision of the Circle of Sisterhood this spring by selling adorable and delicious cookies outside the homes of Kappa Delta, Sigma Kappa, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. The funds collected went toward the building of the new school in Senegal!
The Panhellenic will also be hosting an informational booth at their upcoming Panhellenic Picnic for potential new members. The booth seeks to inform our incoming freshmen of the mission of the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation and the importance of the Panhellenic community and the philanthropic spirit.
The University of Kansas Panhellenic Council is excited to continue the work of our chapters and our community. We know that everything we can do for the cause makes a difference and we are proud to be a Circle of Sisterhood campus!
This week’s Campus Spotlight contributor is Gretchen L. Beaver. Gretchen is currently a sophomore at the University of Kansas studying chemistry and biology. Before serving on Panhellenic as the Director of Philanthropy & Community Service, she was an officer in her sorority Sigma Kappa. Gretchen loves attending basketball games and cheering on her Jayhawks! She plans on entering medical school after completing her studies at KU.