Social introduces students to NPC Greek life


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Greek hopefuls discuss sorority life while having ice cream in the Heyward Community Center. The social is the first NPC event before the start of Formal Recruitment.

Victoria Briggs, Staff Writer

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) hosted a social on Wednesday, Sept. 4 for females
who were interested in becoming a part of Greek life.
The event was held in the Heyward Community Center near the Forest Villas Apartment Complex
and drew out around 30 potential new members.  Members from Alpha Delta Pi, Zeta Tau Alpha and
Kappa Delta all gathered to meet potential members.   This social was the first event that allowed the NPC to interact with new girls and before the formal recruitment officially began. Members of the sororities and potential members were able to socialize for two hours while enjoying refreshments provided by the NPC and playing a variety of themed games.  Nicole Guest, president of NPC, elaborated on the night’s purpose. “The event gives girls interested in sororities the chance to meet all of the current members,” Guest said.
While this event is typically an Ice Cream Social, this year the NPC decided to try something
different when meeting potential members by having a Dr. Seuss themed event called the Icebreaker
Social.  Liliana Lozano, secretary of NPC, said that this fit well with the NPC theme for this year.
“We decided on a theme that was familiar with everybody,” Lozano said.  “It even supported the
“Go Greek” theme we have on the back of our shirts.” NPC members sported a poem on the backs of their shirts in the style of Dr. Seuss that stated that going Greek would be a great choice.  At the social, it was required for the sorority members to wear the same shirts so the potential members would not be able to differentiate between them.  The social also had decorations that supported this year’s theme.
The even had Dr. Seuss cupcakes with the Cat in the Hat, flower decorations and games like pin
the tail.  The majority of the time was spent socialized between current members and potential
members.  Lozano believes that the event was successful and was pleased to see so many potential
members attend the social. Besides socializing, the girls were also able to register for formal recruitment which took place the following weekend after the Icebreaker Social. “The social is a couple of days before the recruitment so that everything is concise and organized,” Guest said. If you are interested in joining a sorority that is a part of NPC and were unable to attend the
recruitment, you can visit the Office of Student Affairs in UC 205