National Panhellenic Council (NPC)
The Lander NPC is the governing body of 3 nationally recognized women’s fraternities and sororities. NPC is a nationally recognized group that is part of a campus network spanning more than 260 college campuses across the United States and Canada. This council helps to facilitate recruitment as well as develop judicial policy and procedure for the 3 chapters. This council also sponsors the annual Mr. Lander Pageant. Lander’s NPC chapters are:
Gamma Phi Beta
- Gamma Phi Beta National Home Page
- Nickname - Gamma Phi, G Phi B
- Founded - November 11, 1874, Syracuse University, New York
- National Colors - Brown and Mode
- Local Colors - Pink and Brown
- Flower - Pink carnation
- Symbols - Crescent Moon, butterfly, watermelon
- Motto- "Founded Upon a Rock"
- Philanthropies – Gamma Phi Beta’s national philanthropy is Campfire USA—a program designed to support underprivileged and abused children. Locally, the chapter supports Juvenile Diabetes Association and Girls on the Run.
Quick Facts – GPhiB was one of seven sororities that started the National Panhellenic Conference and they are the first women's organization to coin the term "sorority." Gamma Phi Beta was the 2013 Homecoming winner. The chapter also won 2013 Organization of the Year at the Student Life Awards Ceremony. Annually, the Lander chapter of Gamma Phi Beta hosts a SpaGAMmi Dinner, which raises thousands of dollars for Campfire USA.
- Phi Mu - Kappa Tau Chapter
- Phi Mu - National Home Page
- Nickname - Phi Mu
- Founded - March 4, 1852, Wesleyan Female College, Macon, Georgia
- Colors - Rose and White
- Flower - Rose Carnation
- Symbols - Lion - "Sir Fidel", Quatrefoil
- Magazine - The Aglaia
- Philanthropy - Children's Miracle Network
Quick Facts – Phi Mu was the first national sorority founded at Lander - established March 1971. Annually, Phi Mu hosts many fundraisers supporting CMNH including the Valentine’s themed Carnation Bake Sale. The 2013 Greek Woman of the Year was awarded to a sister of Phi Mu. The 2014 Lander Homecoming Queen was a Phi Mu sister.
Zeta Tau Alpha
Quick Facts – Zeta Tau Alpha was on the winning team of Greek week for 2013 and 2014. During Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2014, the Zeta’s were the first and only organization to have permission to dye the entrance fountains (pink!) in support of a charitable cause. In 2014, ZTA sisters contributed over 4,000 hours of community service. 2014 Greek Woman of the Year as well as Woman of the Year was a ZTA sister.