Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 Cabinet Spotlight: Abigail Debardeleben and Eliza Harmon


This year's Co-Directors of Benevolence are Abigail Debardeleben and Eliza Harmon!

Eliza Harmon is a Sophomore from Birmingham, AL majoring in Marketing. Outside of Panhellenic Cabinet, she is involved with Project Uplift and Women in Business. One hashtag that describes Eliza is #happy, because of her positive and bubbly personality!

Eliza Harmon

Abigail Debardeleben is a Junior from Birmingham, AL majoring in Health Services Administration. Outside of Panhellenic, she is involved with Be the Match, which is an organization that helps link possible donors for those who need either bone marrow to stem cell transplants. This coupled with her loved for service makes #givingback the perfect hashtag for her!

Abigail Debardeleben

Together, Abigail and Eliza hope to get the sororities more involved in giving back to the Auburn community, since it plays such a monumental roles in the lives of our students and some of their families.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pump Up Your Heart


It's time for the annual Pump Up Your Heart sorority challenge put on by the Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center! This annual competition is geared towards promoting health and wellness across Auburn's campus. 

The Rec offers up to 120 group fitness classes per week, including Cycle!


This year, the Rec is opening up the competition to everyone, featuring sorority and individual portions. The competition includes three prizes and a raffle that students can compete for throughout the month of February.

Students finding their balance in Yoga.
There are three ways to win prizes:
1) Group fitness class attendance 
  • The sorority that has the most participation in group fitness classes over the month of February receives Greek Sing practice space in the Rec.
2) Purchasing group fitness passes
  • The sorority that has the most members purchase group fitness passes receives an private, instructor led class to use as a chapter.
3) FITGO cards:
  • For every week filled up (4 stamps), participants get put into a raffle for massages and facials from Create-A-Spa Auburn.
  • If a participant fills up all 3 weeks, he or she will receive a blue "Drop It Like a Squat" tank while supplies last.

FITGO cards can be found in any group fitness class

If you are interested, all you need to do to participate is purchase a group fitness pass! These can be purchased online or at the Rec Center's front desk for $15/month or $50/semester. The pass includes unlimited classes, which provide all the equipment you need!

Group fitness passes are available at the Rec Center's Membership Desk.

PUYH participants rocking last year's tank tops!

So what are you waiting for? Purchase your group fitness pass today and get ready to Pump Up Your Heart! #PUYH17

Friday, February 3, 2017

2017 Cabinet Spotlight: Director of Campus Relations

This year's Director of Campus Relations is Lauren Spiwak!



Lauren is a sophomore from Houston, Texas majoring in Accounting. Her job is to be a liaison to campus organizations and Panhellenic, and this year she hopes to increase Panhellenic involvement on campus by doing organization spotlights at each Council. 

Outside of Panhellenic, Lauren is President of the Spanish Club, Director of Campus Relations for SGA, an Organizations Board Member, and an Executive Board Member, so the hashtag the best describes her is definitely #involved! Congratulations Lauren and thank you for all that you do for the Panhellenic Community!

Friday, January 20, 2017

2017 Cabinet Spotlight: Director of Junior Panhellenic

This year's Director of Junior Panhellenic is Lauren Brands!


With the position of Director of Junior Panhellenic, she oversees and runs small group for all Junior Panhellenic Delegates. Lauren is from Kansas City, Missouri and is majoring in International Business. Outside of Panhellenic, she is the PR Assistnat for the Director of UPC, Assistant Sisterhood Chair for Delta Zeta, and a member of CAREing Paws.

Despite her severe fear of turtles, she is a huge fan of Finding Nemo and would describe herself using the hastag #justkeepswimming.

Friday, January 13, 2017

#RushPiChi2017

Formal recruitment is one of the most stressful and exciting times in a girl’s college career. This week is full of many early mornings, spontaneous rain showers, and wardrobe malfunctions that keep everyone on their toes. Of course, all of this is worth it, because it leads up to the legendary and unforgettable Bid Day.

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While it’s all worth it in the end, what gets potential new members through all the ups and downs? The one person standing at the ready with a breath mint, tissue, umbrella, or anything in between is a PNM’s Pi Chi. 

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Former Pi Chi, Bailey Gray, captured how much Pi Chis mean to PNMs when she said, “My Pi Chi helped me by always being available and approachable. I felt so comfortable talking to her, because I trusted her as my friend.” 

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Bailey Gray and her Pi Chi group.
The experience of being a Pi Chi is so unique to anything else a student can do at Auburn. It gives those involved the chance to find relationships with people from an array of areas, backgrounds, and sororities. This is reflected perfectly in Head Pi Chi Hannah Dean's experience. She stated, "My position as a Pi Chi allowed me to engage a diverse group of girls beyond my sorority. Initially when I applied, I understood the close relationship I would form with the PNMs in my group. However, I was not aware I would have the chance to form lasting friendships with the other Pi Chis. The friends I made through the experience are such a blessing to me, and I am still so thankful to have had the opportunity to serve Auburn University in this way."

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Assistant Head Pi Chi, Lily Hardwick, and her Pi Chi group.

Assistant Head Pi Chi, Lily Hardwick, offers some advice to those going through the application process: “I would tell anyone applying to be a Pi Chi to be yourself and be confident. Through every aspect of the application process remain true to who you are and don't be afraid to show your personality!”

Recruitment wouldn’t be possible without Pi Chis, and if you want to take a shot at being a part of this once (or twice) in a lifetime opportunity, now is the time to take action! Pi Chi applications are due January 27th at 12pm, and Panhellenic encourages everyone to take part, so apply today!


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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Delta Gamma's Milk and Cookies




On November 30, Delta Gamma held their annual philanthropy event, Milk and Cookies, benefiting Service for Sight. For $5, attendees got unlimited milk and cookies home made by Delta Gamma sisters! 


The event was Christmas themed, and Aubie even came to lend a helping hand!



All of the proceeds from the event go towards Service for Sight. This organization has four schools where children who are blind or visually impaired learn specialized skills, all of which were founded by Delta Gammas. 



Protecting the gift of sight continues to be a priority for Delta Gamma with members volunteering with over 150 sight related organizations nationally. 


Milk and Cookies continues to be a real treat for the Auburn community!




Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sigmas Setting Sail




Sisters Hayden Verinder, Haley Dawkins and
Haley Turner at initiation
On Saturday, November 19, the Theta Iota chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma held their first initiation and installation banquet. In attendance was the Executive Council from Tri Sigma’s National Headquarters, representatives from Auburn’s Panhellenic Council, and the newly initiated members with their families.

Installation Banquet at the Opelika Bottling Plant Event Center
At the banquet, the National President, Natalie Averette, and new chapter president, Maggie King, presented the chapter with the Theta Iota charter. On being the first chapter president, Maggie stated, “I’m looking forward to helping the Theta Iota Chapter of Tri Sigma set the foundation for success this year and years to come! I’m excited to work closely with our newly elected Officer Team and support them as well as our sisters!” The chapter doll and chapter Bible were also presented.

Honor Initiate, Courtlyn Harcrow, with the chapter
charter, doll, and Bible
Also in attendance was the Director of Greek Life, Jill Martin, who gave a speech on the excitement of the Panhellenic organizations to officially welcome Tri Sigma to the Greek community. She went on to discuss the efforts put in by the members of Panhellenic, the student body, and alumnae to make this dream a reality. As Jill would put it, the day has come and "it's really real!" 

Jill Martin and Graduate Assistant, Lindsay Ollis, at
the Installation Banquet

Two instrumental people in the chartering of this new chapter were Stephanie Blair and Kailea Marshall, the two consultants for the new members. Tri Sigma member, Allison Galle, stated “Our chapter would not be where it is today without the support and guidance from our consultants, Stephanie and Kailea. Their patience with us is outstanding, especially since we’re all so eager to get more involved and to be a part of more activities within the sorority.” Several other sisters would also like to extend their thanks to our chapter advisors, National Executive Council, and members of Panhellenic. 

Consultants Kailea Marshall (left) and Stephanie Blair (right)
pictured with Lauren McGlon (middle)
The future goals of the sorority are best summed up by Tri Sigma sister, Victoria Gross. She stated, "In the future, my main goal is to make Tri Sigma well known, especially since the Theta Iota chapter is the first one in the state of Alabama. Colonizing this sorority was the one of the greatest things I've done. There are a lot of ups and downs, but at the end of the day I have all my sisters, because we're all in this together. Since we have one common goal, we can turn Tri Sigma into something great." 

Congratulations to all the women of Tri Sigma! The Panhellenic community can't wait to see where the future takes you!



Tri Sigma's newly elected officers