Sorority membership offers many lifelong benefits. From
making new friends to becoming more involved on campus, joining a sorority can
help you grow as a person in many ways. One of the main benefits of joining a
sorority, though, is the abundant amount of leadership opportunities that
become available to you.
Each NPC organization requires different leadership
structures from their chapters, but all of them are run by some sort of executive
board that must be approved by the chapter. Often times, there are also
non-executive leadership roles available as well, so there are many
opportunities to step up in your chapter.
A lot of campuses with a College Panhellenic offer
leadership programs for their chapters’ leaders to attend. They may brainstorm
ideas together, talk about their campus culture, recognize emerging leaders
and/or listen to keynote speakers.
Similarly, NPC organizations offer national leadership academies
and regional leadership conferences for their members as well. These programs
offer unique experiences for collegiate leaders, giving them the opportunity to
network with and learn from members and alumnae of their organization from all
across the country.
This month, the National Panhellenic Conference will be
hosting its 2nd annual College Panhellenic Academy, which is a
resource for chapter leaders everywhere. During Academy, attendees receive
officer-specific training, attend a variety of breakout sessions and listen to inspiring
talks from leaders in the Panhellenic community.
Holding a leadership position in a sorority and attending
available leadership programs can help you learn valuable skills such as time
management, teamwork, public speaking and how to communicate clearly; all of
which can benefit you in your professional life.