Lander Panhellenic Council

The Lander Panhellenic Council 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 sponsors the annual Mr. Lander Pageant. In the spring of 2016, Lander Panhellenic Council pledged to support the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation through philanthropic activities.  Lander’s Panhellenic chapters include:

Gamma Phi Beta

The four core values of Gamma Phi Beta are Love, Labor, Learning and Loyalty. Members strive to live their values through a growing sisterhood, philanthropy, focus on scholarship, and building the bonds of sisterhood within the organization.  Gamma Phi has had the highest GPA of Panhellenic organizations at Lander for the last three semesters. Members in this chapter received recognition as Outstanding New Member of the Year and President of the Year. As well as Most Improved Chapter at the 2016 Greek Awards!
In support of their philanthropy, members volunteer for Girls on the Run events. Most recently members volunteered as Sparkle Runners for the Columbia GotR (Girls on the Run)race while other sisters made signs and cheered on participants. Gamma Phi Beta also sponsors an annual Spagammi Dinner in order to raise donations for Building Strong Girls. This year the chapter will also be starting a new philanthropy event, Moonball, in order to support Building Strong Girls.  Outside of their national philanthropy, members of Gamma Phi Beta participate in activities with Connie Maxwell Children's Home, Lander Animal Advocates, Habitat for Humanity, and volunteer through their other roles on campus such as Resident Assistants, members of the Blue Key Honor Society, the Honors College, and other organizations!

Phi Mu

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

The purpose of Zeta Tau Alpha is the intensifying of friendship, the fostering of a spirit of love, the creating of such sentiments, the performing of such deeds, and the moulding of such opinions as will be conducive to the building up of a purer and nobler womanhood in the world.

Zeta Tau Alpha received 1st place during the 2017 & 2016 Homecomings and 2016 Greek Week! 2017 Lander University Greek Woman of the Year is a sister of ZTA. In support of their philanthropy, ZTA host percent nights at local restaurants, Pink Out Week, Miss White Violet Pageant, and the Crown Classic Gold Tournament, all of which takes place right here in Greenwood!

To give back to the local community members of ZTA partake in community projects such as Bower's Rodgers, 5K Autism Walk, United Way, Connie Maxwell Children's Home, Habitat for Humanity, and Meg's House.

Interested in joining one of these organizations?

Register for fall 2018 formal recruitment here. If you have additional questions you may contact the Panhellenic Executive Council by emailing directly. Potential new members should not be in communication with chapter members until or outside of formal recruitment events starting on August 16, 2018.

Please contact Jill Franklin, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life with additional questions or concerns at or 864-388-8162.