A Letter From Our President
Welcome to the Panhellenic Association,
With ten growing National Panhellenic Conference sororities, Towson University’s PHA is proud to be the home to an amazing community of nearly 1,000 diverse, intelligent, philanthropic women. As members of the Greek community, each woman works diligently each day to embody our core values of sisterhood, leadership, scholarship, and service. We take an oath to commit ourselves to the organization we belong to, living the ideals and values of our organization to become stronger as leaders. Joining Greek Life brings women the opportunity for friendship, academic excellence, philanthropy, community service, leadership development, campus involvement, personal growth, social development, mentoring, networking, scholarships, and an unparalleled memorable life experience.
As a woman who comes from a large family, and has a considerable group of friends, I knew it would be difficult coming to college and temporarily leaving my support systems. I share very close and special bonds with each of my family members and friends, so I was unsure if I could have similar connections at college with fellow students. Arriving at Towson, for the first time in my life, I was alone in an unfamiliar place and had to lead myself. During this period of adjustment, I learned that the only way to make a home at Towson, was to become involved. Making the decision to go through recruitment was one of the best decisions I have made thus far.
Going through the process of recruitment, not knowing what to expect, I was unsettled. However, each sorority made the “process” easier by making me feel comfortable and accepted. Formal recruitment allowed me to get to know all the incredibly unique characteristics each organization had to offer. Within our community, there is no “best” organization; there is only the “right” organization for you. Each organization has their own set of ideals and values that make them special and unique. The Greek Community enabled me to not only find my best friends, but to form bonds that will be with me forever. I do not have a sister, but by going Greek I adopted many, who I share unbreakable bonds with that will last forever.
Ask any Greek woman and they will agree that joining the Greek community has been an unprecedented life experience. Each and every organization portrays strong friendship, dedication to their cause, and most importantly sisterhood. Throughout your years of being Greek, you will be challenged as a leader, and a woman. However, this is what the Panhellenic Association is here for; we are here to make women better.
I hope that throughout your experience, from recruitment through graduation, you remember the core values of this community, live them to the fullest every day, and be a role model for this whole campus. If you have any questions regarding recruitment, or Greek Life in general, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Nicolette Macchiaroli