August 28, 2015
Texas Tech University’s Panhellenic Council recently received its first College Panhellenic Achievement Award for its activities during the 2014-15 academic year. The award was presented by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC).
“Receiving this award means we are moving in the right direction,” said Panhellenic Council president Nicki Dunn. “We have made bold changes in the past year by staying current with relevant issues and addressing common concerns related to programming, academics, leadership, safety and wellness. As leaders on campus, it is important for Panhellenic women to help engage our peers and the university in conversations about providing a positive student experience at Texas Tech.”
The awards recognize 43 college Panhellenic associations nationwide with 21 schools receiving the excellence award and 22 receiving the achievement award. NPC has more than 672 U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities that make up its organization, but only the top-scoring college Panhellenics were recognized for either their excellence or achievements.
College Panhellenics are student-managed cooperatives that include all sororities on a university campus. Texas Tech’s Panhellenic Council submitted reports and community updates to NPC throughout the year, enabling them to be considered for the award. Seven criteria were used by NPC to evaluate the groups, including academics, programming and community relations, which also are valued by a university campus.
The Greek Task Force recently released its final report, making 39 recommendations for the improvement of Texas Tech’s Greek life is six areas.