Collegiate Panhellenic Association

Collegiate Panhellenic Association

Collegiate Panhellenic Association (Panhel) is the governing body for the National Panhellenic Conference sororities and associative members at the University of Pittsburgh. For the spring 2021 semester, Panhel meetings are 01/20, 02/03, 02/17, 03/03, 03/17, 03/31, and 04/14. If you would like to be on the agenda please contact Panhellenic President. For the most up to date information about the Collegiate Panhellenic Association, please visit their social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Meet the Panhellenic Sororities:  The Meet the Panhellenic Sororities was on Wednesday, September 16 from 8pm-10pm. Here is a recording of the event.


Spring 2021 Continuous Open Bidding Recruitment: After Formal Panhellenic Recruitment, chapters who are eligible can participate in Continuous Open Bidding or COB recruitment. COB starts on Monday, February 8. If you would like to be contacted by chapters who are participating in COB, please complete this form.


Spring Formal Structure Recruitment: Spring Panhellenic Recruitment Formal Recruitment is a two-weekend series of events. This mutual selection format is an opportunity for students to meet sorority members, ask questions, and define financial obligations, time commitments, and membership requirements. Participation in this particular recruitment format is limited to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) member organizations of our Council.


Given COVID-19, Panhellenic Formal Recruitment will be conducted in a virtual format. Please register for recruitment early, so you can receive regular updates. Registration takes about 20-30 minutes, we recommend completing it on a laptop or desktop computer. Due to virtual format, all interested students or potential new members (PNMs) who register for spring formal recruitment must submit a less than one minute video of themselves. Here are instructions for filming your video and a sample PNM video. To access formal recruitment, you will need to use a Pitt Zoom account.  It would be helpful if you could participate in Panhellenic Formal Recruitment with a stable internet connection and on a laptop/desktop. Please connect with if you have any concerns. There is $5 recruitment registration fee that can be paid at with a credit card (please see the button below), Panther Central with PantherFunds by emailing, or by mailing a check made out to the University of Pittsburgh and mailed to Collegiate Panhellenic Association, WPU 617, 3959 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

Dates for Spring Formal Recruitment:

  • Spring Formal Recruitment Registration Closes: Friday, January 22, 2021 11:59pm
  • Sorority Recruitment Orientation: Sunday, January 24, 2021, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • First Weekend: Friday, January 29-Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • Second Weekend: Friday, February 5-Saturday, February 6, 2021
  • Bid Day: Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Register for Spring 2021 Formal Recruitment Here

Associate Chapter Recruitment: The following chapters do not be participate in spring formal recruitment, because they are not member organizations of National Panhellenic Conference. Please connect with the following chapters about their recruitment event for the fall and spring semester or see them at a Meet the Panhellenic Sororities event.

For more information about Panhellenic recruitment, please contact the Vice President for Recruitment.


Chapter Information

Alpha Delta Pi
  • Chapter Name: Alpha Delta Pi
  • Charter Letters: Alpha Iota
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: We Live For Each Other
  • Colors: Azure Blue and White 
  • Mascot/Symbol: Alphie the Lion / Diamond 
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Ronald McDonald House Charities
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  • Interesting Fact about Chapter: Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society for women in the country. The Alpha Iota chapter was founded at the University of Pittsburgh on February 20, 1920. We celebrated our centennial in 2020!
Alpha Epsilon Phi



Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Chapter Name: Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Charter Letters: Lambda
  • Purpose: We, the Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, recognize the necessity of promoting sisterhood and Asian awareness within the university campus and the community, while in the process of pursing academic excellence, interpersonal growth, moral development, and strength in unity.
  • Values: Academic Excellence, Interpersonal Growth, Moral Development, and Strength in Unity
  • Colors: Red, White, Silver
  • Mascot: Swan
  • Symbol: 女 (nü - Chinese for woman)
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
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Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Chapter Name: Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Charter Letters: Eta
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: “Esse quam videri” “To be, rather than to seem to be”
  • Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
  • Mascot/Symbol: National Mascot: Unicorn Local Mascot: Koala
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and The Delta Phi Epsilon Education Foundation
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  • Interesting Fact: The current chair of the University Of Pittsburgh Board Of Trustees, Eva Tansky Blum, is a sister of the Eta chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon, and she is the first woman to be chair of the board.
Delta Zeta
  • Chapter Name: Delta Zeta
  • Charter Letters: Omicron
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: “The purpose of this sorority shall be to unite its members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of its members, and to develop plans for guidance and unity in action; objects worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort.”
  • Colors: Rose and Green
  • Mascot/Symbol: Turtle
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Starkey Hearing Foundation & Painted Turtle Camp
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  • Interesting Fact: One of our sisters is Greek Week President and another sister is Pitt’s Collegiate Panhellenic Association Vice President of Programming!
Kappa Delta
  • Chapter Name: Kappa Delta
  • Charter Letters: Xi
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Open Motto: Ta Kala Diokomen (Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.)
  • Values/Object: Building Confidence, Inspiring Action. The object of Kappa Delta Sorority is the formation and perpetuation of good fellowship, friendship and sisterly love among its members; the encouragement of literature and education; the promotion of social interest; and the furtherance of charitable and benevolent purposes.
  • Purpose: The purpose of Kappa Delta Sorority is to promote true friendship among the college girls of our country by inculcating into their hearts and lives those principles of truth, of honor, of duty, without which there can be no true friendship.
  • Colors: Olive Green & Pearl White
  • Mascot/Symbol: white rose, nautilus shell, dagger, teddy bear
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Philanthropies: Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Xi Large Service Events: Shamrock (Powderpuff Football game and cheerleading competition), Pinwheels for Prevention
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  • Interesting Fact: Xi Chapter is a single letter chapter, we were the 14th Kappa Delta chapter founded in the country! We celebrated our 100th year on campus in 2020!
Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Chapter Name: Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Charter Letters: Gamma Epsilon
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Dream boldly. Live fully.
  • Colors: Light blue and dark blue
  • Mascot/Symbol: Mascot - Owl, Key, and Fleur de Lis
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Reading is Fundamental and The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
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  • Chapter Website: National; Local
  • Interesting Fact: Our chapter has a house in North Oakland that we shared with Kappa Alpha Theta. In 2006, we purchased the entire house where up to 36 sisters can live every year.
Phi Sigma Rho
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Chapter Name: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Charter Letters: Sigma Eta
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Spirit, Strength, Sisterhood
  • Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Mascot/Symbol: Lionness and Sapphire
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Local Philanthropy - The Friendship Circle, National Philanthropy - American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
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  • Interesting Fact: Our sorority was founded at Pitt in the Fall 2017 semester.
Sigma Alpha Omega
  • Chapter Name:  Sigma Alpha Omega
  • Charter Letters:  Beta Theta chapter
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: "One in Christ Through Unity in Sisterhood"
  • National Colors: Forest Green and Burgundy
  • Local Colors: Teal and Petal Pink
  • Mascot/Symbol: Dove
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Ovarian Cancer Awareness
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Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Theta Phi Alpha
  • Chapter Name: Theta Phi Alpha
  • Charter Letters: Kappa
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Every Loyal, Ever Lasting
  • Colors: Silver, Gold, and Blue
  • Mascot/Symbol: The Compass
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Children's Miracle Network and The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built
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