Linfield Panhellenic Council (LPC)
Every sorority woman on campus is a member of LPA - making it one of the largest group of women on campus, at almost 30% of the female student body. The Linfield Panhellenic Council (LPC) is the organization which governs the Linfield Panhellenic Association (LPA). LPC Officers are elected annually, and meet regularly to discuss and provide opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth for each chapter.
LPC Officers are essentially "disassociated" from their chapters; They work to improve the strength and character of the Panhellenic Association as a whole as opposed to their individual chapters. Delegates from each chapter attend meetings as the voice and vote of their individual chapters. These Delegates do not act as officers of LPC; rather, they are elected by their individual chapters, usually sitting on their chapter's executive board, as the chapter's representative to LPC. LPC organizes and implements formal recruitment and coordinates Panhellenic involvement in all-FSL and all-campus activities. The Linfield Panhellenic Association is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) which offers leadership resources to sorority members.
Nationally, NPC was founded in 1902 and is the umbrella organization for 26 women's fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on nearly 700 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and in over 3,773 alumnae organizations, comprising 3.5 million sorority women worldwide. NPC- affiliated collegians and alumnae have donated more than $3.2 million to worthy causes, provided $4.5 million in scholarships to women, and volunteered over 5 million hours in their communities.
We, as undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving to the best of our ability our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.
We, as fraternity women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.