OVERVIEW OF GREEK LIFE
Welcome to the University of Washington Greek Community! Entering college will be an exciting and challenging time in both you and your daughter's life. She will find UW to be a diverse university with almost unlimited choices and opportunities. The Greek Community offers involvement in activities outside the classroom in order to enhance her academic experiences. We hope your daughter will consider sorority membership!
Among the vast student population, sorority and fraternity members become a part of a smaller group that works to achieve common goals. Sororities strive to achieve the greatest potential from each individual member, utilizing each woman's talents and showcasing success. In choosing University of Washington and its Greek Community, your daughter is choosing an outstanding institution of higher education and place that will complement her academic experience.
Panhellenic is currently working on a plan for recruitment that ensures the safety of all the women participating in primary recruitment. We want you to know that recruitment will be happening in some way and we will work on accommodating all situations so no one is left out. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.
WHAT IS MY ROLE AS A PARENT?
Be supportive and learn as much as you can by asking your daughter questions as she meets new women through the recruitment/intake process. Also, be an active parent during your child's years in a sorority. Remember, being in a fraternity or sorority can only benefit your child. Encourage and support your child. Greek members will be more than happy to tell her (and you) about their group. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Greek Adviser, Karen Clegg.
Many chapters also have parent's clubs who help out with many aspects of chapter organization. Chapters also host events such as parent's weekend, mom's day, and dad's day events. These are just a few more ways in which you can remain supportive of your child's growth into adulthood.
HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS/CONCERNS?
We understand that there are lots of questions to be answered when it comes time to start a college career! If you have questions about Early Fall Start, Formal Fall Recruitment, housing, etc., please see our FAQ page here, or send us an email here.