Ole Miss is among 21 universities to receive the award, out of 672 colleges and universities with Panhellenic organizations across the United States and Canada.
The award is based on core competencies of Panhellenic organizations, including recruitment planning and execution, structure, communication, implementation of judicial procedures, programming, academics and community impact.
“We proud of the Panhellenic community on earning such distinction from the National Panhellenic Conference,” said Jenell Bukky Lanski, UM coordinator of fraternity and sorority life. “The efforts from students, local alumnae, national organizations and the university in creating a meaningful experience for sorority women are inspiring. We look forward to the new academic year and future accomplishments.”
The university demonstrates those characteristics and other important qualities of a successful Greek community, said Julie Johnson, Panhellenic chairman.
“NPC is excited to recognize the outstanding efforts of undergraduate sorority women who are working together,” Johnson said. “These awards are given to those who are following the standards of excellence set for college Panhellenic associations.”
Ole Miss students on the Panhellenic Council will travel to Dallas in October to accept the award.