Letter from the Panhellenic Advisor

 Barbara Patterson Panhellenic Advisor

To Mom & Dad,

We, who make up the faculty and staff, hope that your daughter will enjoy being a part of our campus. You will find that Troy University has many varied activities and organizations in which your daughter can become involved and a sorority is one of those options. Many moms and dads ask me what sororities are like and how their daughters go about becoming part of a sorority.

Sororities at Troy University are made up of women with varying backgrounds and interests. Sororities provide structured and planned activities to enhance their members’ college years. For example, if there is a pep rally, the members get together, make signs and go support the Trojans. A sorority may have a speaker address them on the topic of successful job interviewing technique. Perhaps your daughter loves to play sports, the sororities sponsor intramural teams in which she can participate. Our sorority women also believe in helping others, you can find them tutoring children in after school programs and playing bingo with the elderly. Sororities encourage their members to participate in all aspects of campus life and support their efforts.

I want to point out that our sororities realize that their members’ first priority is their academics. I am proud to say that the all-sorority grade point average is consistently higher than the all-women’s grade point average.

Sorority life has brought much happiness to the women who have been a part of it. The decision whether to participate in membership recruitment is a difficult but important one. We hope this website will help your daughter become familiar with sorority life and help her make that decision. Also, during IMPACT, the sorority women and I will be present to answer any questions and to meet with you and your daughter. Whatever decision your daughter makes, we hope that your family will love being a part of the Troy University family.

Barbara Patterson
Panhellenic Advisor