Greek Women Honored for National Excellence
Posted August 19, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
For the second year in a row, Georgia Tech’s sorority women are being acknowledged on a national level for their excellence.
(L-R): Susan Davies, Caroline Freeman, Erin Kelly, Alexandra Morley, Melissa Burns, Caroline Adams, Maggie Bridges.
Georgia Tech’s Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC), the governing body for Tech’s nine sorority chapters, was one of just 14 councils from more than 600 across the U.S. and Canada to earn a Collegiate Panhellenic Excellence Award from the National Panhellenic Conference.
"Over the past few years our council has intentionally focused on applying the already amazing initiatives of our individual chapters,” said Caroline Freeman, president of CPC. “For example, when chapters tell us that they would like to focus on leadership development, we try to work with them to bring in speakers and partner with organizations with similar goals.”
Freeman is one of seven undergraduate women who serve in yearlong leadership roles for CPC, whose vision is to create respectful young women of service.
“The sorority women at Tech are first and foremost Tech students,” said Tanner Marcantel, assistant dean and director of Greek Affairs. “The entrepreneurial spirit of Georgia Tech is evident in the way they approach their sorority experience. The Panhellenic officers are constantly looking to improve process and practices to enhance the experiences of all women on campus.”
The National Panhellenic Conference scores each council on seven criteria, including academics, programming, and community relations, to determine award recipients. To learn more about Greek life at Tech, visit www.greek.gatech.edu.