This past year the Panhellenic Association of Western Kentucky University continued to develop their support and advocacy of the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation on our campus. Our goal is to make our Panhellenic women educated about the mission of the Circle of Sisterhood. We also hope to encourage them to become as passionate about Panhellenic’s philanthropic cause as they are about their individual organization’s philanthropy. By continuing to host our Panhellenic Pride week in the fall semester and piloting new fundraisers during the spring semester, Circle of Sisterhood continues to grow in our fraternity and sorority community.
During the fall semester, WKU hosts a Panhellenic Pride week for sorority women. During the week, events are hosted each day including a bake sale, a photo booth, a dine and donate night and a viewing of the “Half the Sky” documentary in the auditorium of our university center. In addition, WKU’s Panhellenic Association created “Panhellenic Loves the Tops” buttons to sell during Panhellenic Pride week and throughout the rest of the year where all the proceeds from the buttons go to the Circle of Sisterhood. “Tops” is short for Hilltoppers, our campus mascot.
During this past spring semester, small fundraisers were planned to raise money for Circle of Sisterhood during WKU’s Greek Week. A bake sale was planned where every sorority prepared a certain dessert to contribute and in addition, a drink sale was hosted during the tug o’ war competition, and all sororities donated waters, sodas and Gatorades.
Every year our Panhellenic Association pairs up different organizations to be sister sororities for the upcoming school year. This past spring sister sororities were encouraged to co-sponsor small fundraisers to benefit the Circle of Sisterhood. The sisters of Sigma Kappa & Alpha Delta Pi teamed up to host a popsicle stand outside of the university center during an afternoon.
Our Panhellenic Association at WKU is extremely excited to have our Panhellenic President, Lynlee Jackson, traveling to Senegal this summer to help the Circle of Sisterhood and their efforts in building a school for women there. WKU’s Panhellenic women look forward to the many great things to come as we continue our efforts to support the Circle of Sisterhood foundation. We cannot wait to hear firsthand from Lynlee about the difference that is being made by the Circle of Sisterhood and the sorority women that support it!
This week’s campus spotlight contributor is Lilly Davis. Lilly will be a senior in the fall at Western Kentucky University where she is pursuing a degree in Strategic Marketing. Additionally she is serving as the Philanthropy Director for WKU’s Panhellenic Association, and as an officer in the Epsilon Delta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is a proud sorority woman and Hilltopper!