PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

WELCOME TO THE FIU PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 (inter)national women’s sororities.  Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on over 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 4,600 alumnae associations, making up over 4 million sorority women. The National Panhellenic Conference exists to promote the values of and to serve as an advocate for its member groups in collaboration with those members, campuses and communities.

The National Panhellenic Conference provides support and guidance for its 26 member inter/national sororities/women’s fraternities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than 4 million women at 655 college/university campuses and 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, NPC-affiliated collegians and alumnae donate more than $5 million to worthy causes, provide $2.8 million in scholarships to women and volunteer 500,000 hours in their communities.

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POSITION NAME / CHAPTER E-MAIL
President Sofia fiupc.president@gmail.com
VP of Executive Affairs Carly fiupc.vpea@gmail.com
VP of Programming Dey fiupc.vpp@gmail.com
VP of Membership Recruitment Jennie fiupc.vpmr@gmail.com
VP of Administration Massiel fiupc.vpa@gmail.com
VP of Communications Christy fiupc.vpc@gmail.com

 

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CHAPTER CONTACT PERSON E-MAIL
Alpha Omicron Pi Maria Mekras marmekras@hotmail.com
Alpha Xi Delta Giselle Cancio gcanc004@fiu.edu
Delta Phi Epsilon Ashley Kerbel dphiepresident14@gmail.com
Phi Mu Samantha Hernandez thetagammapresident@gmail.com
Phi Sigma Sigma Hana Habib hana.habib@aol.com
Sigma Kappa Bianca Pino sk.ko.president@gmail.com
Sigma Sigma Sigma Reina Reyes rreye030@fiu.edu

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Alpha Xi Delta

Kristen Robillard has and continues to be an exemplary role model both within Alpha Xi Delta and in the Florida International University community. Kristen has been a Peer Advisor for the Office of Orientation and Commuter Services at FIU and has dedicated herself to helping new students adapt, assimilate and find their niche in the FIU community. Similarly in Alpha Xi Delta Kristen has done the same and taken several sisters under her wing and developed them into community leaders. Kristen was also elected Senator at Large in 2011 and she served as an advocate for the rights and common interest of the students. This past spring semester, Kristen was elected College of Education Senator and now is the Speaker of the Senate. In addition to being part of Student Government, Kristen is currently the Peer Advisor Coordinator, Panther Camp Facilitator, President of Order of Omega, Recording Secretary for Alpha Xi Delta and holds the title of Sorority Woman of the Year. She has not only been an exceptional leader within Alpha Xi Delta, but has also reached out to the overall FIU community and has been involved in several challenging roles, making an impact in each one, while balancing all her extracurricular activities, her academics, and personal life.

Alpha Omicron Pi

Vanessa Franco is currently a senior at FIU, majoring in Psychology and pursing a certificate in Leadership Studies. Vanessa is a very caring and devoted sister who is highly involved on campus, always proud to be a Golden Panther, and being one truly inspirational sister here in our chapter. From attending every AOII event to being a very fun-loving sister, she has won “AOII’s Most Spirited” award. From supporting other organizations on campus, she has always been a great assett to the Greek and overall, FIU community. Within Alpha Omicron Pi, she was former Vice President of Communications, Leadership Development chair, and also part of several committees. She also takes her talents out on the soccer fields, helping our soccer team win the 2011 Intramural Sorority Soccer League Championships. Some of her biggest passions are working with students, having a commitment to service not only to one another, but to the greater community as well, and always “exceeding the expectation” in and out of our chapter. Vanessa is currently a 2012 Peer Advisor, a Student Ambassador, and Director of Recruitment for Dance Marathon 2013. In addition, she was a former Morcle Captain and Director of Communications for Dance Marathon, a member of LEAD Team, and a member of our Greek Orientation Team.

Delta Phi Epsilon

Angie Pardo is a junior at FIU majoring in Public Relations. Angie is a leader within our community, she shows pride in being a Golden Panther, and she is truly an inspiration within our sisterhood.  In her time here at FIU, Angie has been a Tour Guide for the Admissions office, a Peer Leadership Consultant, a Public Relations Coordinator, a Student Ambassador, a member of both the Academy of Leaders (AOL) and the Advanced Academy of Leaders (AOL2), Lead Team, and Leadership Development Coordinator for Delta Phi Epsilon. She has also been a nominee for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, and has been the recipient for the FIU Student Alumni Association’s Panther Pride Scholarship.  This year Angie will also be representing FIU at the 2nd Annual South Florida Leadershape Convention. There is no doubt that Angie exemplifies the qualities of a leader.  She has been an asset not only within Delta Phi Epsilon, but also within the FIU community as a whole.

Phi Mu

Melanie Corchado is currently a Junior pursuing a degree in Social Work here at FIU. Melanie has aimed to make an impact not only within her chapter but outside of the FIU community. Within the chapter, she was the Philanthropy Chair for two academic years, Dance Marathon Delegate in which she motivated her sisters to raise over $10,000 and win the Miracle Cup in 2011 and 2012, and is now a part of the recruitment committee. Aside from her roles as a committee chairman, Melanie has always been there for her sisters whenever they need a study partner, a laugh or just simply someone to listen she is a sister that the chapter can depend on. Her motivation for philanthropy and passion others is the reason why she received the “Love, Honor, Truth” award for she exemplifies what a true Phi Mu woman is. Within the FIU community, Melanie has been involved in Alternative Breaks in 2010-2011 as a participant and then as a Site Leader in 2011-2012, she was a part of the Panhellenic Recruitment as a Rho Gamma in 2012, Family Relations Chair for the Dance Marathon steering committee 2012, and is now proudly Co-Overall Executive Director of Dance Marathon 2014. Her passion for Phi Mu’s philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, has opened her eyes to her future career and also the wanting to get more involved with the organization. With that said she is currently an  intern with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at our local children’s hospital,  Miami Children’s Hospital and volunteers as a Bedside Buddy there as well. As said by Melanie, “I had not realized that working with children is without a doubt a passion of mine and I probably would have never realized it if I had not joined Phi Mu. And I can honestly say that I never thought that a Greek organization would impact my life in such a motivational, inspirational, or eye opening way, the way that Phi Mu has impacted mine.

Phi Sigma Sigma

Julie Vanegas
A sister, philanthropist, scholar and leader, Julie has touched the lives of so many people in the many roles she has persued throughout her college career. A senior biology major at Florida International University and sister of Phi Sigma Sigma, Julie has lived up to our core values- lifelong learning, inclusiveness and leadership through service. Julie aims high in every aspect of her personal and professional life. She has participated in Dance Marathon, Homecoming and Panther Camp for three consecutive years and has held executive board positions in all three. Julie was previously a morale captain in Dance Marathon, the 25 hour consecutive dancing marathon raising funds and awareness for Miami Children’s Hospital, and later held the executive board position of Director of Morale. She is an active member in the homecoming council, responsible for hosting and planning various events during FIU’s homecoming week. Julie has earned several titles in the Homecoming council including Game Day chair, Special Events MMC and currently holds the executive title of Assistant Director of Development. Julie was a Panther Camp facilitator, helping incoming freshmen transition into college, and in November of 2011, Julie obtained the title of Director of Administration. Julie’s philanthropic affiliation and desire to help others were just two of the many reasons the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi crowned her their Miss Push America this past year. This honor came with many responsibilities that Julie has overcome including helping the brothers plan and raise thousands of dollars in their philanthropic work. Julie’s academic achievement earned her a spot in Omicron Delta Kappa, a National Leadership Honor Society at FIU. Juggling her philanthropic services and academic efforts comes easy to Julie who is also the Associate Workshop Manager at Build-A-Bear Workshop in Miami and active sister of Phi Sigma Sigma. She continues to make Phi Sig shine in every endeavor of her college career and has served as an example to many younger sisters. No matter where life takes Julie after college, she has served as a role model to our community and standard of what Phi Sigma Sigma exemplifies.

Sigma Kappa

Bianca “Binx” Pino has left an impact not only within Sigma Kappa, but at Florida International University, in just a few years. Bianca is currently a Junior at FIU and is majoring in Sociology. Bianca has been a sister of Sigma Kappa since Fall 2010 and since then has made an amazing example of what Sigma Kappa means and our values – Friendship, Loyalty, Service, and Personal Growth. Her past involvements include 2010 & 2011 RHA Floor Ambassador, 2012 Peer Advisor, 2012 Homecoming Intern, and 2012-2013 Relay for Life Committee as Social Media Chair. Currently Bianca is working for FIU Housing & Residential Life this summer as an Orientation Assistant and as a Resident Assistant this Fall. Within Sigma Kappa she has held leadership positions such as Webmaster, Panhellenic Delegate, and is currently the Vice President of New Member Education. She also won the “Loyalty” award within Sigma Kappa for exemplifying our value of Loyalty not only to her sorority, but to her university. As Bianca says, “I owe all of my achievements at FIU to the support and sisterhood that Sigma Kappa has given me. Before joining, I couldn’t imagine myself being a leader, but my sisters taught me that you are capable of being the best by following your heart and living ‘One Heart, One Way’.

Sigma Sigma Sigma

Tishanda Durham, current chapter President of Sigma Sigma Sigma, exemplifies what it means to be a Sigma. In her freshman year, she was already jumping into life at FIU by becoming involved with the Residence Hall Association, helping with the programs the association provided. She was later chosen to be a sister of Sigma Sigma Sigma, making her sisters proud, becoming Treasurer her first year. Before being elected Vice President, she was Tri Sigma Zeta Epsilon’s Goals Coordinator, Ritual, Sports, and Community Service chairs. For her outstanding  commitment to her sisters and her organization, she was awarded both “Sister of the Year” and “Chapter Angel”. She is also the Vice President of Community Service for Delta Sigma Pi. In addition to balancing these responsibilities, she dedicates her free time to others. She volunteers with the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. She also volunteers every summer at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville to teach children more about the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) areas. Her life dream is to work at a non-profit and continue to help others. She is a true woman of friendship, character, and conduct and she loyally lives by our motto: “To receive much, you must give much.