Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

College Panhellenic Council

The Panhellenic Council is a collegiate chapter of the National Panhellenic Conference.

The Panhellenic Council is a board of student leaders chosen to govern the seven Panhellenic sororities at California State University, Chico. They operate on the values of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Friendship, and Integrity.

The Panhellenic Creed

"We, as 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 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."

  • Why Go Greek?

    Embarking upon a new path in life often feels lonely and confusing, leaving you wondering where you fit. However, joining a sorority truly personalizes and enriches the overall collegiate experience. Joining a sorority is the beginning of a new experience with new friends and the process of discovering a new home-away-from-home. Sorority members attend a variety of activities such as chapter retreats, meetings, study programs, formal dinners and service projects, fostering a closer relationship with the women who become sisters for a lifetime. Endless opportunities exist for making new friends and forming bonds that will truly last long after graduation when joining a sorority.


    At Chico State, each sorority expects academic excellence and improved scholastic achievement from each of its members. Each group has a a specific grade point average requirement that members must maintain to remain active. Chapters also offer academic assistance for members, providing study areas and peer tutoring. Sorority chapters understand that their members are students first, providing recognition to those who excel and also improve their academic standing.


    One of the many advantages of sorority membership is the time spent helping others. The ability to give of oneself is one of the most important qualities developed while participating in a sorority. All of our sororities hold philanthropic events throughout the academic year, donating to both national and local charities.


    Sororities provide a solid foundation for leadership development, preparing women for the demands and responsibilities that they will face after graduation. Membership in a sorority is an extraordinary means of discovering and refining your leadership abilities. Each sorority uses a committee structure to promote member involvement in all operational aspects of the organization. In addition, sorority chapters provide educational programming and participate in each of their own regional or national leadership conferences. Becoming involved in a leadership role supports the development of self-confidence, effective communication skills, and ultimately individual growth.


    Each sorority hosts a variety of social activities. These may include date parties, formals, parents' weekends, retreats, Greek Week, mixers, and many other activities to socialize with sisters and meet other Greek members on campus. 


    Recreation Sports department offers students opportunities to participate in intramural sports. Sororities often will form teams and collaborate with other Greek organizations to participate in sports such as flag football, softball, soccer, basketball and even dodge ball.

  • Recruitment Counselor Application

    A Recruitment Counselor is an impartial representative of the College Panhellenic Association who understands and implements the purposes and goals of the College Panhellenic Association in recruitment.  These representatives model the way for Potential New Members (PNMs). They serve as a confidant and sounding board as PNMs search for organizations that meet their needs and match their values.

    Application deadline: September 18th


    • Must be a member in an NPC chapter
    • Must be in good standing with their chapter
    • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Enrolled full-time at Chico State
    • Attend all RC Trainings
      • Sunday, October 22nd
      • Sunday, December 3rd
      • January RC Trainings TBA
    • Attend all Formal Recruitment (January 16th-21st)
    • Disaffiliate from chapter starting January 1st, 2024


    • Enthusiasm for the Panhellenic community
    • Objectivity and inclusive attitude with respect to all Panhellenic members
    • Positivity toward all chapters
    • Good listening and communication skills
    • Respectfulness of the importance of confidentiality in appropriate situations
    • Responsibility, dependability and resourcefulness
    • Willingness to display dedication and attention during all training and assigned responsibilities


    • Attend all recruitment counselor training sessions and other related commitments.
    • Explain all procedures and answer questions concerning the logistics of recruitment.
    • Plan and facilitate meetings with assigned PNMs in appropriate and convenient locations (this includes having agendas, topics and questions and answers prepared for those meetings).
    • Promote and maintain interest in the recruitment process and in membership in a sorority.
    • Show support for all PNMs through person-to-person contact.
    • Maintain confidentiality regarding conversations with PNMs.
    • Monitor PNM progression through the recruitment process and give appropriate attention to issues.
    • Be available and flexible during recruitment for all PNMs to contact and address their concerns as needed in one-on-one situations.
    • Maintain neutrality in difficult situations or conflicts requiring objective guidance to PNMs.
    • Promote a positive attitude in the Panhellenic community through conversation and personal behavior.
    • Consult Panhellenic officers and FSA advisor in situations that require outside and more experienced guidance.
    • Understand the process for filing a recruitment infraction and commit to doing so in necessary situations only.
    • Model the Panhellenic Creed.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned and applicable to the campus recruitment style.


    The interview process will be hosted by the Vice President of Programming, Panhellenic Executive Board Officers, the Panhellenic Paraprofessional, and the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Advisor. All applicants will participate in an interview. You will receive more information about the interview after filling out the application.

    Questions? Contact our VP Programming, Katie Chai, at

  • Continuous Open Bidding

    Are you interested in joining a sorority but Formal Recruitment is over? Fill out the Interest Form and we can share your information with any of our sororities who may be participating in Continuous Open Bidding (COB).

    COB is an informal process in which interested women can join sororities. Only sororities that are below Campus Total are eligible to participate. If an eligible chapter chooses to participate, they organize and run their own recruitment events.

    In order to join a chapter students must:

    • Have at least 12 college credit units
    • Be currently in good academic standing
    • Have at least a 2.5 Chico State cumulative GPA

    More questions about Continuous Open Bidding? Email our Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment, Olivia Velasco, at