As the leading advocate for the sorority experience, the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) also leads the sorority community’s engagement with local, state and national lawmakers. In addition to monitoring national issues and legislation that affects fraternal organizations, NPC encourages broad civic engagement among its members.
When setting legislative and policy priorities, NPC focuses on three central areas:
- Preservation of the sorority experience.
- Promotion of college affordability.
- Advancement of student and campus safety.
Together, these three pillars support the long-term health of the sorority experience, while also providing critical support for collegiate members.
Current legislative priorities for NPC include:
- The Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act, reintroduced in 2019, which would require colleges and universities to disclose information about hazing on campus in their annual crime reports. Plus, it would expand hazing prevention education to all students.
- The 2018 Higher Education Act and ensuring it includes protections for single-sex organizations so the right of Freedom of Association is protected for all students on college and university campuses.
NPC is also a long-standing supporter of the Collegiate Housing Infrastructure Act (CHIA), which would allow nonprofit student housing entities to use charitable contributions to build and maintain safe and secure student housing.