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The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the four international sororities at William Woods University. All sororities at William Woods are members of the National Panhellenic Conference, which is the governing body of 26 women's organizations across the country.
The Panhellenic Executive Board has elected officers from each of the four sororities, and oversees Fall and January Recruitment, executes Greek-wide events, and promotes Greek life in a positive manner at William Woods.
Alpha Chi Omega
"Together let us seek the heights"
Alpha Chi Omega is a national women's organization that enriches the lives of both its collegiate and alumnae members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service. As a leading women's organization, Alpha Chi Omega inspires and encourages its members to achieve the highest moral, cultural and intellectual level in the art of daily living. We believe in the development of members in their cultural appreciation, social awareness, and personal presentation.
National Founding: October 15, 1885 at DePauw University
William Woods University founding: November 20, 1965 as the Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega.
Nickname: A-Chi-O, Alpha Chi
Flower: Red Carnation
Colors: Scarlet Red and Olive Green
Official Symbol: The Golden Lyre
Philanthropy: Women Against Domestic Violence. Alpha Chi Omega's philanthropy encourages members to support victims of domestic violence through connections with local agencies, and to assist in the development and implementation of educational programs and hands-on activities. Delta Chi's local affiliate is the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARD-V.)
"Union Hand in Hand"
The objectives of our Fraternity are the promotion of growth in character; unity of feeling, sisterly affection, and social communion among our members. In all that we do, we try to obey God's principles of justice and right. We have banded ourselves together to improve our minds and hearts, and we seek to aid each other through a constant watchcare always given in love. We believe ourselves to be sincere searchers for truth. We seek the highest ideal of womanhood, and we try to gain this ideal by cultivating not only the power and passion for seeking intellectual development but, also, the spirit of love and charity. And we who are thus united are under a solemn pledge to lend a helping hand to one another.
National Founding: 1872 at Syracuse University
William Woods University Founding: November 20, 1965 as the Delta Chi chapter of Alpha Phi.
Nickname: A-Phi or "Phi's"
Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget-me-not
Colors: Silver and Bordeaux
Official Symbol: Ivy
Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundation, an important funding source of education in women's cardiac health. Alpha Phi also supports the Cardiac Care Go Red For Women Campaign.
National Founding: April 5, 1895 at the University of Arkansas
William Woods University Founding: November 20, 1965 as the Tau Theta chapter of Chi Omega.
Flower: White Carnation
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Official Symbol: Owl
Philanthropy: Make A Wish Foundation. Tau Theta has helped to grant three wishes in the past four years.
Delta Gamma Founders sought to maintain high ideals and standards and to encourage intellectual growth and service in order to exemplify college women at their best. Today Delta Gamma is an international women's fraternity that continues to place a strong dedication on personal values and standards, academic excellence, leadership and service. Delta Gamma encourages each member to strive for excellence and offers the programming and support to help each member reach that commitment. Delta Gamma offers its members the experience of sharing the strong bonds of sisterhood for a lifetime. Delta Gamma's purpose is accomplished through planned collegiate and alumnae programs that provide intellectual motivation, opportunity for graciousness in daily living, and community awareness; enriching the lives of members and instilling in them a respect for the enduring values gained through fraternity life.
National Founding: December 25, 1873 at the Lewis School for Girls in Oxford, MS.
William Woods University Founding: April 30, 1977 as the Delta Omega chapter of Delta Gamma.
Nickname: Dee Gees or DG
Flower: Cream Colored Rose
Colors: Bronze, Pink, and Blue
Original Badge: The original badge of our Founders was the letter "H". This symbolized Hope.
Official Symbol: Anchor
Philanthropy: Delta Gammas adopted Service for Sight as an international project and mission in 1936. Delta Gamma's work for the visually impaired became unique among philanthropies as members answered the needs within their own communities as well as on the international scene. We are proud to be the most pro-active Foundation in the Greek world. Today, the Ruth Billow Memorial Fund provides financial aid to visually impaired members and educational grants to those members pursuing careers in services to the visually impaired. The Golden Anchor Program is to assist Delta Gamma senior citizens, as well as other senior citizens who reside in health care facilities throughout the United States and Canada, by bringing joy to their lives in the way of personal interaction and the bonds of friendship.