INDIANAPOLIS – The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) recently partnered with the Postsecondary Education Research Center (PERC) at the University of Tennessee on a study to measure sorority member experiences during the 2020-21 academic year. The research survey was designed to gather student perceptions on their experiences during COVID-19 and results indicate sorority women felt supported and satisfied within their sorority during the pandemic.
The study was conducted during April 2021 with college members of NPC member organizations. As shown in the research results, the findings highlight the peer relationships formed through sorority membership provided women with somewhere to turn to for support during the pandemic.
One respondent commented: “Joining the sorority has given me the best friends and has created for me a support system at school that I can always rely on and I know I’ll always have someone to hang out with if I need/want to. It has made all the difference in my college experience and I don’t know how I would’ve made it through the past year of college without them.”
In addition, members also rated their overall health as very good or excellent, despite any increases in stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the research results here.