NPC’s ‘Call for Critical Change’

As the premier advocacy and support organization for the sorority experience, NPC is committed to working with our Panhellenic communities to lead the way for the type of necessary social change required to improve student safety. And, in light of changing campus climates across the United States and Canada, the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) believes sororities are at an existential juncture.

As a result, NPC has issued a “Call for Critical Change” and has taken action and convened industry leading professionals Jan. 11 in Indianapolis.

Holiday (Holly) McKiernan, executive vice president, chief operating officer, and general counsel for Lumina Foundation and former executive director of Alpha Chi Omega, who facilitate the meeting said:

“Changing student cultures at this scale requires an unprecedented level of collaboration and cooperation between student leaders, university officials and fraternity and sorority advisors. And our ability to achieve such seamless cooperation will require an unprecedented level of candor and open discussion amongst our participants. The roots of these challenges are deep, but they can be overcome, and our goal is to create a collaborative approach for doing so.”

More information about the ‘Call for Critical Change’ appears below. As additional actions are taken, NPC will update this page.

Actions and Follow-up:

  • Potential New Member Orientation program launched in conjunction with LaunchPoint. More information.
  • Re-convened “Call for Critical Change” participants in June 2018. The conference call focused on ways NPC and our Panhellenic women could play a constructive and responsive role in their campus communities regarding diversity issues and cultural appropriation.
  • NPC Student Advisory Committee formed with meetings to be held quarterly, beginning August 2018. Read the news release.

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