TCU’s Panhellenic community gathered Wednesday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium for a pep rally celebrating the success of the organizations after their recent recruitment.
The main speakers were TCU football coach Gary Patterson and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull.
Cavins-Tull spoke about the philanthropic work by each sorority, but added that sorority recruitment gave 820 women “new homes” this year.
“I just want everyone to celebrate their letters but to also remember that they are part of a larger organization,” Panhellenic President Margaux Hebert said.
Members of the TCU Panhellenic Executive Council, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Panhellenic Delegates also spoke.
Patterson talked about how sororities should work together and how sorority members should “always protect each other.”
TCU was one of 11 schools and the only school in Texas to receive the National Panhellenic Conference College Panhellenic Excellence Award, a distinction that was celebrated at the pep rally.
“This just means that we are one of the top Panhellenic chapters in the United States and Canada,” Herbert said.
TCU Panhellenic Executive Council started planning this event last March, hoping to build up the Panhellenic community and focus on the positive aspects of sorority life.
Hebert added that even though sorority recruitment is a stressful time, all chapters just ended fall recruitment and we should all celebrate the new members.