First Panhellenic Sisterhood event scheduled for Nov. 19
Sisterhood among Central Michigan University's various sorority chapters is the focus of a new event that will take place Nov. 19.
The Panhellenic Sisterhood will feature different stations related to Panhellenic Council values like service, sisterhood and leadership.
Activities include making cards for a children’s hospital, learning about different chapters through sorority trivia, learning self-defense, doing yoga and listening to guest speakers from the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute discuss topics like women in leadership.
The event is the first of its kind at CMU, said Tori Mock, vice president of events for the CMU Panhellenic Council (CPC). She came up with the idea when she was running for her current position.
Greek Week and CPC Recruitment bring women in different chapters together, Mock said, but those events don’t focus on bonding as a community of Panhellenic women.
“We are a lot more similar than we think and it’s important that we help each other grow as women,” Mock said. “Being on Panhellenic Council, you get those relationships (with people in other chapters) but it’s important for women who might not have the opportunity I have to make those bonds.”
Mock’s goal is to have 400-450 sorority women attend the event. Some of the proceeds from Panhellenic Sisterhood T-shirt sales will go to the Panhellenic-wide philanthropy, Headbands of Hope, an organization that provides headbands to girls with cancer.
Because sororities are influential organizations on campus, Mock said, it's important for the groups to showcase the work they do to be leaders and give back to the community through events like this.