Letter from the Women of Delta Gamma Fraternity

In light of recent events that occurred at the Delta Gamma chapter at the University of Maryland, the women of Delta Gamma Fraternity’s Sigma Chapter would like to put forth the following thoughts in response:

Letter from the Women of the Delta Gamma Fraternity at Northwestern University – Spring 2013

Dance Marathon 2013

Members of the PHA & IFC Executive Boards came to visit and support dancing Greeks

Members of the PHA & IFC Executive Boards came to visit and support dancing Greeks

Members of the Greek community participated in a 30-hour Dance Marathon March 8-10 to raise money for the Danny Did Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation. After months of fundraising and 30 hours of dedicated dancing, the Northwestern community raised over $1.2 million for our two beneficiaries!

Several Greek teams received fundraising awards, including:

-Kappa Alpha Theta, who took home the award for top small group fundraisers

-Delta Delta Delta & Sigma Alpha Epsilon, who were the top medium group fundraisers

-Delta Gamma & Zeta Beta Tau won the PHA/IFC award for highest average fundraised per dancer, at $1,321 per dancer. In addition, they were the top large group fundraisers, setting an all-time record by fundraising $134,842!!

Northwestern PHA/IFC at DM 2013

IFC & PHA board members at DM 2013

The Panhellenic Association was proud to be a sponsor of such an outstanding philanthropic event. Furthermore, we are unbelievably proud of our members who exhibited our values through their endless commitment and perseverance!

Check out the following short video created by the Northwestern Greek community to show our support for all of the dancers. The video was played a few hours into the dance marathon to get all of the dancers revved up for the long night and day ahead!

2013 Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values Central Fraternal Leadership/National Black Greek Leadership Conference

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The 2013 PHA Executive Board

This year’s AFLV Conference was held in Indianapolis, IN over the weekend of February 7-10. The 2013 Panhellenic Executive Board traveled along with members of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council. We had a great time meeting and sharing ideas with Greek leaders from around the country, learning a lot at various educational sessions, and getting inspired by fantastic speakers. Each of us left the conference with some great new ideas to bring back to campus!

Additionally, during our time at AFLV, the Northwestern Panhellenic Association was honored with two awards!¬†We received the Gamma Phi Beta Panhellenic Community Excellence award for the ‘and I am Greek’ campaign, and took home a Panhellenic Division 3 Membership Recruitment Award. The hard work of the 2012 Executive Board and the Panhellenic community at large certainly paid off!

Presidents John Castellanos of the Multicultural Greek Council, Monika Buska of the Panhellenic Association, and John Cowgill of the Interfraternity Council holding the awards each council received at the Conference.

Presidents John Castellanos of the Multicultural Greek Council, Monika Buska of the Panhellenic Association, and John Cowgill of the Interfraternity Council holding the awards each council received at the Conference.