Category Archives: Denver Alumnae Panhellenic

National Panhellenic Council Message

Dear College and Alumnae Panhellenic presidents,

Our right to sisterhood is in jeopardy!

Today, a group of sororities, fraternities and students—backed by the National Panhellenic Conference—filed a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions policy that punishes students who join off-campus, single-sex social organizations. The mission of the National Panhellenic Conference is to advocate for the sorority experience by championing the opportunities for empowerment and development made possible through women’s organizations like the 26 sororities that make up NPC.

We must stand together to protect members’ right to shape their own leadership and social paths and preserve the sorority experience for current members and future generations.

Harvard boasts its students are among the brightest minds in the world, yet it is baffling the administrators won’t trust those students to make decisions about how they choose to associate with one another.

Before Harvard announced its policy, one in four undergraduates belonged to sororities, fraternities or all-women’s or all-men’s final clubs—opportunities protected by Title IX and the First Amendment. Starting this fall, members of our organizations are, in a word, blacklisted—
stripped of opportunities to hold leadership roles in Harvard organizations and athletic teams, and to obtain post-graduate fellowships and scholarships influenced or controlled by Harvard.

The impact on women’s organizations, in particular, has been devastating. Almost all of the all-women’s sororities and final clubs at Harvard have either closed or had to renounce our proud status as women’s groups and commit to admitting men. After membership soared to record highs in recent years, Harvard has erased our empowering women’s organizations designed to create opportunities, resources and sustainable networks built by women for women.

We can’t sit back and allow Harvard to set a precedent that could be followed by others. This policy blatantly infringes on the rights of Harvard students.

We need you! Share social media posts from NPC and your member organization to add your voice to the support as we STAND UP TO HARVARD. Learn more at standuptoharvard.org.

Interfraternally,
Carole J. Jones
NPC chairman 2017-19

Denver Area Panhellenic – Holiday Luncheon – RSVP by Nov 30

All Panhellenic alumnae members from the Denver area are invited to join us for Sisterhood and Holiday Cheer at our annual Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, December 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7401 S Clinton Englewood. Cost $42. By mailing a check to Stacey Cummins, Denver Area Panhellenic Treasurer
330 South Pierce Street Lakewood, Colorado 80226 or pay online at http://www.denverareapanhellenic.org by Friday, November 30. For more information, contact Jennifer Mores, DAP Vice President at jennifermores@gmail.com. Donations to the DAP scholarship fund or of items for Newborns in Need will be accepted.

CU Panhellenic – Career Networking Night

CU Panhellenic is hosting a Panhellenic Career Networking Night on Wednesday, November 28 from 5-8 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom on the University of Colorado, Boulder Campus. The Denver Area Panhellenic alumnae are invited to participate. Event will give collegiate members a chance to embrace their Panhellenic network and the importance of the Panhellenic community beyond the collegiate years. Collegians are excited to learn from your experiences and ask for tips as they prepare to enter the workforce. All academic levels will be present with members from all 13 of the CU Panhellenic Chapters. RSVPs are being accepted through this link: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbd841yNAgRab4h.

Denver Area Panhellenic (DAP) Awards Luncheon

Join us to celebrate with our panhellenic sisters and Linda Holloway and JJ Kaelin, our award nominees.
Saturday, April 28 at 11 a.m.
Denver Country Club, 1700 E 1st Ave, Denver
Cost: $41 by check to Jennifer Mores, DAP Treasurer, 11953 S Meander Way, Parker 80138 or $43 by charge online at DenverAreaPanhellenic.org
More: Indicate Sorority and Meal selection: Chicken Crepe, Red Trout, or Vegetarian

RSVP’s are due by Tuesday, April 24th.

Denver Area Panhellenic (DAP) Leadership Summit

Summit will be run TEDx style format. There are five amazing speakers. Join the Greek women in our community to learn about leadership topics that will be applicable within each of our different organizations, professional, and personal lives.
Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
University of Denver Campus, Sturm Hall Academic Building Lindsay Auditorium Room 281
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 day of the event/at the door; beverages and light lunch included (all proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund)
Contact Vicki Baur at leefis@comcast.net or 303-324-4322 to purchase tickets as each sorority is selling 10 tickets. DAC has 2 left to sell. Tickets can be purchased online at http://denverareapanhellenic.org/.
See speaker bios at http://denverareapanhellenic.org/womens-leadership-summit-speakers/.
– Michelle M King / Speaker, Coach, Author, International Model
– Tamra Ryan / CEO Women’s Bean Project
– Dr. Inge Wefes / Associate Dean UCD Anschutz Medical Center
– Carolyn Jones / RN, LPC, CEDS, CEDRN
– Denise Burgess / CEO/President of Burgess Construction/Board of Directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

International Badge Day – March 5

Wear your badge with pride. Post your pics with Panhellenic badge sisters! Instagram: DenverGPB or Facebook: Denver Alumnae Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta.

Denver Area Panhellenic (DAP) Scholarships – Due by March 1

Two $2500 Denver Area Panhellenic (DAP) Scholarships are available to be awarded to NPC sorority collegians and alumnae with ties to Colorado. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate women who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism, and meaningful participation in sorority activities are encouraged to apply. See http://denverareapanhellenic.org/scholarships/ starting on December 15. Due by March 1, 2018. Winners are announced at the DAP Awards Luncheon on April 28, 2018.