ECU Panhellenic leadership receives national excellence award

The Panhellenic Council at East Carolina University has been recognized this summer by its national organization as a recipient of the College Panhellenic Excellence Award.

ECU is one of only 20 college campuses, and the only recipient in North Carolina, to receive the award July 28 from the National Panhellenic Conference, one of the largest advocacy organizations for women.

The Panhellenic Council is the largest women’s organization on ECU’s campus. It is the governing body of the National Panhellenic Conference sororities at ECU and one woman from each organization is elected to serve on the Panhellenic Executive Council. The group provides events and programming to help promote unity amongst its members and promote excellence in academics, community and campus involvement.

The 20 campuses receiving the Excellence Award met all seven criteria for excellence and achievement in their work to advance the sorority experience. Those areas are recruitment, Panhellenic structure, communication with NPC area advisor, judicial procedures, Panhellenic programming, academics, and Panhellenic community impact and relations.

“We are so tremendously proud of our Greek women and appreciative to the National Panhellenic Conference for this recognition,” said John Mountz, ECU director for Greek Life. “We strive for excellence in everything we do and believe the Greek community can positively impact a campus and community. This recognition is proof that this is happening at East Carolina.”

ECU has the second largest Greek Life community in the state of North Carolina, public or private, with more than 3,200 students affiliated. Ten of ECU’s 43 Greek chapters make up the Panhellenic Council.

In 2014, ECU received the Achievement Award from NPC. National Panhellenic Conference sororities are located on 670 campuses with more than 380,000 members worldwide. For more information about NPC, visit

For more information, contact John Mountz, ECU Greek Life director, at (252) 328-4235.


Contact: John Mountz, Greek Life director at ECU,, Telephone: (252) 328-4235