Collegiate Panhellenic Council

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About Us

When you join one of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) sororities, you not only become a member of that particular chapter, you also become a member of the Panhellenic community. The Collegiate Panhellenic Council governs National Panhellenic Conference chapters and affiliate chapter membership on campus. Iowa State University CPC is a collective representative of 16 sororities on campus. Many of these organizations are inter/nationally governed by the National Panhellenic Conference, which serves as an umbrella organization for these organizations to provide support and advocacy for the advancement of the sorority experience.


Everything You Need to Know

These organizations recruit members through a Primary Recruitment process, which occurs each fall before the start of classes, and through a Secondary Recruitment process, which is ongoing the entire school year. Fifteen of these organizations have a chapter facility located south of the Iowa State University campus. CPC has an executive board elected by their peers. The council acts as the central governing body for these sororities with support from the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement. CPC is actively involved with chapter development, programs, and leadership opportunities for chapters and their members. The council coordinates campus and community resources, facilitates service projects, organizes recruitment and represents the ISU Panhellenic community at university, regional, and national meetings. CPC works with the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council to further the fraternity and sorority mission at Iowa State and collaborates on events and recruiting members to our sorority and fraternity community.

Hello from the Collegiate Panhellenic Council! Each of our chapters on campus strive to have a community-wide impact. Although the values of the chapters may sound different, they all work together under the five sorority and fraternity community values.

Jennifer S., 2023 Collegiate Panhellenic Council President

Governing and Important Documents

Check out these documents to learn more about the operating procedures of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council.

  • Color of women

    CPC Women of Color

    CPC Women of Color is an auxiliary group within the Collegiate Panhellenic Council created in the fall of 2020.  The goal of this organization is to bring women of color in Panhellenic sororities together to find community and build relationships through their shared identities and experiences.  Iowa State University is a predominantly white institution, and CPC is a predominantly white organization, so it is important to have a space dedicated to uplifting women of color within it. 

    If you are interested in joining, please email

  • Circle of Sisterhood

    Circle of Sisterhood

    Circle of Sisterhood is recognized as the Collegiate Panhellenic Council’s universal philanthropy. As a council, we strive to support the cause of women’s education worldwide. The Circle of Sisterhood’s committee consists of one executive director and an executive board of 4: Director of Marketing, Director of Fundraising, Director of Awareness, and Director of Finances.

    Each chapter’s Panhellenic delegate will serve as the liaison for the Circle of Sisterhood. They are responsible for passing along all information regarding Circle of Sisterhood to their chapter members. Directors will be elected through an application or interview process with the Vice President of Civic Engagement and one other Collegiate Panhellenic Vice President. The committee members will then be selected by the Directors through an application process. Any
    Collegiate Panhellenic member is eligible to apply.

    For more information email