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University Panhellenic Council (UPC)

The University Panhellenic Council (UPC) governs the fourteen National Panhellenic Conference affiliated sororities at The University of Texas at Austin. UPC promotes sorority life by encouraging leadership, high academic achievement, philanthropic and community service efforts, as well as lasting bonds of sisterhood. The University Panhellenic Council serves as a forum for discussing issues facing collegiate women and the entire Sorority and Fraternity community, and promotes equality among its membership.

Benefits of Membership

Leadership

  • The largest all-women's undergraduate organization at The University of Texas at Austin with over 3,500 members
  • Over 200 leadership opportunities available within the UPC community
  • Both chapters and council recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for excellence in programming

Scholarship

  • 3.44 All Panhellenic GPA for Fall 2015
  • 3.27 All University Women GPA for Fall 2015
  • Over 85% of Panhellenic women have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Awarded $20,000 in scholarship money to members of the community in 2014

Service

  • All UPC sororities support both local and national philanthropic causes
  • Over $225,000 in philanthropic contributions each year
  • Panhellenic women participate in thousands of service hours each year

Sisterhood

  • Find your home away from home with your sorority membership
  • Make lifelong connections and friendships which will make your UT Austin experience unforgettable.

Campus Involvement

Every UPC sorority encourages their members to be involved in organizations outside of the sorority. Often, UPC women not only belong to these organizations, but many hold leadership positions. Sorority membership catapults women into these positions through experience shared by older members. Panhellenic women are involved in Student Government, Orange Jackets, Texas Spirits, UT Women's Volleyball, Mortar Board, Phi Beta Kappa, UT Women's Soccer & Track, Texas Pom and Cheer, 40 Acres Fest, Student Volunteer Board, Texas Union, Order of Omega, along with many more organizations and activities!

Signature Events

  • Panhellenic Bounceback: UPC coordinates with chapters to attend a Men’s Basketball game each season. The support of the athletics program is an important part of campus life!
  • Educational Speakers: Each semester, UPC offers an educational speaker each spring semester to cover various topics relevant to college students. Some examples include Buy In or Get Out! with David Stollman and entrepreneur, Ellen Gustofson.
  • Perfect Party: Each fall the council hosts this risk management educational event for chapter social chairs, presidents and risk management/standards officers in the chapters.

2016 UPC Executive Council

PresidentKassidy Knighttexaspanhellenic.president@gmail.com
President-electSarah Stubbssarah.stubbs@comcast.net
VP AdministrationKathleen Arnoldkathleenarnold@utexas.edu
VP RecruitmentDessire Ekbergtexaspanhellenic.recruitment@gmail.com
VP Recruitment-electSydney Dentonsydney_denton@yahoo.com
VP CounselingClaire Bankstexaspanhellenic.vpcounseling@gmail.com
VP Counseling-electRachel Riestenbergrachriesten@gmail.com
VP FinanceMcKenna Phillipstxpanhellenic.finance@gmail.com
VP StandardsTaylor Rogerstxupcstandards@gmail.com
VP CommunicationChristen Youngtexaspanhellenic.publications@gmail.com
VP PhilanthropyGrace Anne McGinnistexaspanhellenic.philanthropy@gmail.com