Panhellenic Association

The Panhellenic Association (PHA) is the governing body for all National Panhellenic Council women's fraternities and two associate chapters of women's fraternities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

PHA Chapters

Alpha Chi Omega

Nickname

A Chi O, Alpha Chi

Motto

 Real. Strong. Women.

About

Here in the largest house on campus, girls are offered a great place to call home. While maintaining high academic standards with a cumulative 3.343 GPA, the women of Alpha Chi are among the most visible and active members both inside and outside the Greek System.  As well as thirteen executive officers, this sorority offers numerous non-executive positions including Secretary, Sisterhood, or Homecoming Chair.  From representation on Panhellenic Council to University Varsity Athletics and involvement within Wisconsin Alumni Association, all are strongly valued and encouraged.  Alpha Chi's are girls proud of the tradition they have built on this campus for over 100 years.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), Sponsors Mr. Alpha Chi

Awards

Humorology Champions (2010)
Current housemom Jeanne won Outstanding House Director (2010)
Former president, Annie O’Leary won Outstanding President (2009-2010)
Homecoming Week Champions (2010)

Fun Facts

Colors

Scarlet and Olive Green

Symbol

The Lyre

Flower

The Carnation

Famous Alumnae

Condoleeza Rice
Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island)

General Information

Address

152 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

December 18, 1903

National Founding

October 15, 1885

Website

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Nickname

AEPhi

Motto

Multa Corda Una Causa,
Many Hearts, One Purpose

About

Alpha Epsilon Phi is a national sorority, founded October 24, 1909, by seven Jewish women, dedicated to helping women become the best they can be. These seven women were searching for a group of young women that would contribute to the growth of its members emotionally, intellectually and socially. We are a sorority that wants to inspire and support exemplary women dedicated to friendship and a lifelong commitment to sisterhood, while building on the vision of our founders. We prize individuality, encouraging each member to discover and develop the talents and abilities that make her unique. But just as we value individuality, we also prize togetherness, fostering friendships and a sense of belonging. When becoming a part of AEPHI sorority, you are not just becoming a member of a sorority; you are becoming a sister in a family, full of love, trust and understanding that lasts a lifetime.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Sharsheret, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics AIDS Foundation

Awards

Highest chapter GPA of Panhallenic Association, #1 GPA on campus

General Information

Address

220 E. Lakelawn Place
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

November 23, 1921

National Founding

October 24, 1909

Website

National: www.aephi.org

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Nickname

AOE, Alpha Ep

About

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority for women in engineering and technical sciences. The Sorority was founded on November 13,1983, making Alpha Omega Epsilon the oldest engineering sorority.

Each semester our chapter hosts events that advocate our three pillars: professional, social, and philanthropic. Our Sorority hopes to enlighten female engineers and technical scientists to the career opportunities available to them. Alpha Omega Epsilon encourages ties with other Greek and Engineering Organizations, fosters leadership at the Chapter and International level, and provides networking opportunities for its members.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Dress for Success

Awards

UW-Madison All Greek Awards:
Outstanding Recruitment Practices (2014)
Outstanding Cross-Council Interaction (2014)
Outstanding Values Integration (2013)
Highest New Member GPA (Spring 2013)
Most Improved Chapter GPA in Panhellenic Association (2012)

Fun Facts

Colors

Royal Blue and Silver

Flower

White Carnation for Candidates
White Rose for Actives
Calla Lily for Alumnae

Famous Alumnae

Melissa Wiese
Rebecca Vanderpool
Ashley Poenitzsch

General Information

Local Founding

December 12, 2004

National Founding

November 13, 1983

Website

Alpha Phi

Nickname

A Phi

About

Alpha Phis are members of a lifelong sisterhood, formed from true and loving friendships.  Beginning with our ten founders at Syracuse University in 1872, Alpha Phi has grown to become an international organization with over 140 chapters. The traditions, sisterhood, and love our founders felt all those years ago, continues to ring true in the hearts of thousands of women today.  Our values rest on promoting sisterhood, scholarship, service, loyalty, character development and leadership, all of which encourage our members to reach their true potential.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Red Dress Gala, Heart and Sole 5k Run/Walk

Fun Facts

Colors

Silver and Bordeaux

Symbol

Ivy Leaf

Flower

Forget-Me-Not and Lilly of the Valley

General Information

Address

28 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1896

National Founding

September 30, 1872

Website

Alpha Xi Delta

 

Nickname

Alpha Xi, AXiD

Motto

Inspiring Women to Realize Your Potential

About

Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1893 at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois. Alpha Xi Delta is one of the oldest women's fraternal organizations in the United States. With more than 150,000 initiated members, Alpha Xi Delta is a progressive organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. Throughout Alpha Xi Delta’s long and proud history, she continues to enrich the lives of women throughout the world by emphasizing the ideals our Founders instilled in our Fraternity: Sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service to our communities.

Through their membership in Alpha Xi Delta, our bold and talented Sisters are inspired to realize their potential. These women are genuine, life-long friends who are involved on their campuses and in their communities, and are dedicated to inspiring the lives of others. Alpha Xi Delta provides opportunities for fun, friendship and leadership during a member’s college years and beyond.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Autism Speaks, AmaXIng Challenge, Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Since 2009, Alpha Xi Delta has raised more than $1.5 million for its philanthropic partner, Autism Speaks. Here at UW-Madison, we raise awareness and funds by hosting an AmaXIng Step It Up 5k Walk/Run each spring. In 2015, our AmaXIng Challenge raised over $5,000 for Autism Speaks! In addition, members from coast to coast participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks events across the country.

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. The organization is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism as well as increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders. 

Fun Facts

Colors

Light Blue, Dark Blue and Gold 

Symbol

The Quill 

Flower

Pink Rose

Famous Alumnae

 Betsey Johnson, Syracuse University: Fashion Designer

Jen Schefft, Ohio University: Featured on ABC’s the Bachelorette 2004, author of Better Single Than Sorry

Jane Henson, University of Maryland: Co-creator of the Muppets with husband Jim Henson

Kelley Earnhardt Elledge, University of North Carolina Wilmington: Vice President and General Manager of JP Motorsports

Susan Koeppen, Syracuse University: Consumer correspondent for CBS News’ The Early Show

Karen Tumulty, University of Texas: National Political Correspondent for Time Magazine

Kim Webster, West Virginia: Actress

General Information

Address

Mailing:

Center for Leadership & Involvement

Attn: Alpha Xi Delta

716 Langdon St.

3rd floor, Red Gym

Madison, WI 53706

     Chapter House, opening Fall 2016:

      615 Howard Place

     Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

January 16, 1905

National Founding

April 17, 1893

Websites

Local: http://wisconsin.alphaxidelta.org/

National: http://www.alphaxidelta.org/

Chi Omega

Nickname

Chi O

Motto

To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed; to place scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances; to be in the best sense, democratic rather than “exclusive”, and lovable rather than “popular”; to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demand; to be womanly always; to be discouraged never; in a word, to be loyal under and all circumstances to my Fraternity and her highest teachings and to have her welfare ever at heart that she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.

About

Chi Omega is an intergenerational women’s organization forever committed to our founding purposes:

  • Friendship
  • Personal integrity
  • Service to others
  • Academic excellence and intellectual pursuits
  • Community and campus involvement
  • Personal and Career development

Community Service & Philanthropies

Make-a-Wish Foundation, Walk It Out For Wishes, Celebration for Shona, Shona Goorvich Foundation, Chi O Reads Aloud (only weekly philanthropy within UW Greek System)

Awards

Hoyt Award for outstanding scholarship

Fun Facts

Colors

Cardinal and Straw

Symbol

Skull and Crossbones, and the Owl

Flower

White Carnation

Famous Alumnae

Lucy Liu
Harper Lee (Author of To Kill A Mockingbird)
Jenna Fischer (Pam from “The Office”)

General Information

Address

115 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1902

National Founding

April 5, 1895

Website

Delta Delta Delta

Nickname

Tri Delta

Motto

Let us steadfastly love one another

About

The purpose of Delta Delta Delta shall be to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way. We strive each day to live by our motto: “Let us steadfastly love one another” by strengthening the bonds of our sisterhood, donating our time to philanthropic services, and seeking scholastic excellence.Tri Delta is not just an organization, but an experience that gives our sisters a time to build everlasting bonds of friendship, something that will truly last a lifetime. Delta Delta Delta is one of the largest national sororities and has maintained a strong presence at UW Madison for nearly 110 years.

Community Service & Philanthropies

St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Hospital

Fun Facts

Colors

Silver, Gold and Blue

Symbol

The Dolphin

Flower

The Pansy

Famous Alumnae

Katie Couric
Molly Sims
Liz Claiborne

General Information

Address

120 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1898

National Founding

1888

Website

Delta Gamma

Nickname

Dee Gee

Motto

Do Good

About

The objects of Delta Gamma Fraternity are to foster high ideals of friendship among college women, to promote their educational and cultural interests, to create in them a true sense of social responsibility and to develop in them the best qualities of character. Delta Gamma strives to create an excepting, values-based environment that enables its member to reach their fullest potential by holding them to these high expectations. We our proud to say that our chapter is made up of a diverse group of members who form genuine, life-long friendships that last far beyond the undergraduate experience!

Community Service & Philanthropies

Service for Sight, Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and OccuPaws Guide Dog Association, Anchorsplash, a 5K Run/Walk held by Delta Gamma, Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks, and UW Humorology

Awards

UW-Madison All Greek Awards

Outstanding Risk Management (2014)

Outstanding Community Outreach - Haley Gunderson (2014)

Outstanding New Member - Lauren Brinkman (2014) i

Fun Facts

Colors

Bronze, Pink, and Blue

Symbol

Anchor, Cream-Colored Rose

Famous Alumnae

Notable National Alumnae

Mary Landrieu (Louisiana Senator)
Julia-Louis Dreyfus (Actress: Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Sabrina Bryan (Actress/Singer-Cheetah Girl)

General Information

Address

103 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

October 1881

National Founding

1873

Website

National: deltagamma.org

Gamma Phi Beta

Nickname

G-Phi

Motto

Founded upon a rock

About

Gamma Phi Beta is an organization focused on developing campus and community leaders, providing innovative programming which addresses issues relevant to women and society, and strengthening our bonds as sisters while giving back to the Madison community. A complete Gamma Phi Beta woman is prepared to be a leader, believes in philanthropy and helping young girls, is committed to personal academic excellence and values her lifelong membership in Gamma Phi Beta.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Grilled Cheese with the G Phi B's

Awards

Chapter of Excellence

Fun Facts

Colors

Brown and Mode/Pink and White

Symbol

Crescent Moon

Flower

Pink Carnation Flower

Famous Alumnae

Kelli McCarty
Susan Howard
Heather McDonald

General Information

Address

270 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

National Founding

November 11, 1874

Website

Kappa Alpha Theta

Nickname

Theta

Motto

Leading Women

About

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life. The intellectual ambition of the Fraternity shall be the attainment of highest scholarship. The social aim of the Fraternity shall be to exercise the widest influence for good. The moral aim of the Fraternity shall be the standard of love.

Community Service & Philanthropies

KAT@BAT softball tournament, 5KAT, Bloomorology

Awards

National Awards
Soaring Kite Award (Kappa Alpha Theta Grand Convention, 2014)
Silver Kite Award (Kappa Alpha Theta Grand Convention, 2014)

UW-Madison All Greek Awards:
Outstanding Sorority Member - Katie Stahre (2013 & 2014)
High New Member Class GPA in Panhellenic Association (Fall 2014)
Outstanding Chapter President - Mimi Gary (2012)
Homecoming, 1st place (2014)
Humorology, 2nd place: Out of This World (2014)

Fun Facts

Colors

Black and Gold

Symbol

Kite

Flower

Black and Gold Pansy

Famous Alumnae

Tory Burch
Melinda French Gates (Wife of Bill Gates)
Sheryl Crow

General Information

Address

108 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

May 29, 1890

National Founding

January 27, 1870

Website

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Nickname

Kappa

Motto

Tradition of Leadership

About

Kappa Kappa Gamma promotes, through its standards, a wonderful college experience. Kappa at its core is friendship, leadership and scholarship—an opportunity and experience for a lifetime.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Kappa Karamel Apples benefiting Reading is Fundamental, Hoops for Hope benefiting the American Family Children’s Hospital

Awards

UW-Madison All Greek Awards:
Outstanding Philanthropy (2014)
Most Spirited Greek Member - Jillian Burns (2014)
Outstanding Sorority Member - Lauren Stopfer (2014)
Outstanding Chapter Advisor - Megan Cabalka (2014)

Fun Facts

Colors

Dark Blue and Light Blue

Symbol

Golden Key

Flower

Fleur de Lis

Famous Alumnae

Kate Spade (Designer)
Ashley Judd (Actress)
Sophia Bush (Actress)

General Information

Address

601 North Henry Street
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

February 2, 1875

National Founding

October 13, 1870

Website

National: www.kappa.org

Pi Beta Phi

Nickname

Pi Phi

About

The women of Pi Beta Phi enjoy giving back to the community, being involved, working hard to excel in school, and just having fun! Pi Phi is a house full of diverse individuals who share the common bond of sisterhood and offers women a positive college experience and the chance to make friendships that will last a lifetime! The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Trivia Night, Links for Literacy, Arrow in the Arctic, Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts; Champions Are Readers (CAR)

Fun Facts

Colors

Wine & Silver Blue

Symbol

Angels

Famous Alumni

Jennifer Garner (actress)
Faye Dunaway (actress)
Susan Akin (Miss America, 1986)

General Information

Address

130 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

November 1, 1894

National Founding

April 28, 1867

Website

Sigma Alpha

Motto 

Cultivating Professional Women in Agriculture

About

Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. The sorority was founded in 1978 at the Ohio State University. Since that time, Sigma Alpha has become a national organization consisting of more than 80 chapters, comprised of undergraduate and alumni members. Today, more than 9,900 members have been initiated into Sigma Alpha Sorority. The objective of Sigma Alpha shall be to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.


Community Service & Philanthropies

Heifer International and Agriculture in the Classroom

 

Awards

Consistent Emerald Chapter award winner!

 

Fun Facts

We are the Alpha Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha. Our mascot is the baby bull and our jewel is the emerald. We are members of the National Professional Fraternity Association as well, in addition to the Panhellenic Association of the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

 

Colors

Emerald and Maize

 

Symbol

Our crest is a diamond representing each our our four pillars: scholarship, leadership, fellowship, service, and fellowship. 

 

Flower

Chrysanthemum


General Information
Our chapter is seeking anyone with an interest in agriculture, and being an Ag major is not a requirement. We hold bi-weekly informational meetings on Thursdays, and base all other events and gatherings of the chapter on our four pillars (scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship). We are a small chapter, offering sisters the opportunity to gain leadership roles early on in their careers.

Address

1675 Observatory Dr. Madison, WI 53706

 

Local Founding

August 25, 2001

 

National Founding

January 26, 1978 at Ohio State University

 

National Website

sigmaalpha.org

 

Local Website

sigmaalphaat.wordpress.com

Sigma Alpha Omega

Motto

One in Christ, Through Unity in Sisterhood

About

The purpose of Sigma Alpha Omega® shall be to assemble women who must support Christian beliefs and/or values in a Christ-centered sisterhood. First of all we are founded in Christ and secondly in sisterhood. We encourage one another to grow in love through life in Christ through fellowship such as Bible studies, social activities, retreats, service projects, and much more. Sigma Alpha Omega® is a great way to get involved and enjoy college life while remaining true to your identity as a child of God.

Community Service & Philanthropies

OCNA (Ovarian Cancer National Alliance), CareNet, Mifflin: The Day After Clean-up Project, and supporting local nursing and assisted living homes

Awards

Current President Kayla Lemmon recieved Outstanding Chapter President (2011-2012)
Sigma Alpha Omega National Convention Milage Award, Convention (2012)

Fun Facts

Colors

Burgundy and Forest Green

Symbol

The Dove

Flower

The Lily

General Information

Local Founding

February 17, 2012

National Founding

January 1998

Website

Sigma Delta Tau

Nickname

SDT

Motto

Patriae Multae Spes Una,
One Hope of Many People

About

Pledging Sigma Delta Tau gives you the opportunity to form a bond of sisterhood that can never be broken. All our sisters are talented, vibrant, and beautiful young women who have much potential to succeed. In Sigma Delta Tau you will have the chance to participate in many fun and exciting activities.The mission of Sigma Delta Tau is to enrich the college experience of women of similar ideals, to build lasting friendships, and to foster personal growth.  Sigma Delta Tau shall encourage each member to reach her fullest potential by providing intellectual, philanthropic, leadership and social opportunities within a framework of mutual respect and high ethical standards.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Prevent Child Abuse In America

Awards

Hospitality Award
Senior Hall of Fame Award
Rose Society Member
Recruitment Pearl
New Member Ed. Pearl
Scholarship Pearl
Chapter Programming Pearl
Leadership Development Pearl

Fun Facts

Colors

Café Au Lait and Old Blue

Flower

Golden Tea Rose

Famous Alumnae

Dora Bloom
Amy Apfel
Marian Gerber

General Information

Address

We meet in the Hillel on campus, which is located at 611 Langdon Street

Local Founding

November 16, 1958

National Founding

March 25, 1917

Website